A number of notable 2016 NFL Draft prospects worked out at some smaller pro days.
Representatives from 10 NFL teams were on hand for Montana State's pro day on Tuesday. The workout was held in the elements: Outdoors on grass, with temperatures in the 30s and a light snow.
Representatives from 25 NFL teams were present for Iowa State's pro day on Tuesday. The workout was held indoors and was run on FieldTurf. There were 16 total players -- nine from Iowa State and seven from area small colleges -- who participated in the pro day. Two are worthy of rookie free-agent consideration.
Wide receiver Quenton Bundrage -- 6-0 3/4, 206 -- ran the 40 in 4.53 and 4.48 seconds. He had a 37 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-3 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.06 seconds and the three-cone in 7.07 seconds. He also put the bar up 17 times on the bench press. Bundrage had a good pro-day positional workout, and only had one dropped pass.
Offensive lineman Jamison Lalk -- 6-5, 299 -- ran the 40 in 5.28 and 5.29 seconds. He had a 30-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.65 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.79 seconds. He had 22 reps on the bench press.
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Representatives from 25 NFL teams -- including defensive backs coaches from the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans -- were on hand for Northern Iowa's pro day, which had to change venues to a workout facility in Waterloo due to construction work at the program's on-campus facility.
Cornerback Deiondre' Hall -- 6-1 5/8, 199 -- ran the 40 in 4.55 and 4.56 seconds, and did 10 reps on the bench. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the scouting combine. Hall is a big, tall corner that played some safety last season. He has good length and ball skills.
Cornerback Makinton Dorleant -- 5-10 3/4, 177 -- ran the 49 in 4.38 and 4.35 seconds. He had a 39-inch vertical and 10-foot-3 broad jump. He had a 4.51-second short shuttle time and 7.03-second three-cone time. He performed 16 reps on the bench. Dorleant had a good pro-day workout and could be a free-agent pickup for some team following the draft.
Representatives from 30 NFL teams -- including a linebackers coach from the Indianapolis Colts -- were on hand for Incarnate Word's pro day on Monday.
A total of seven players worked out, and the event was held outdoors and run on FieldTurf.
Linebacker Myke Tavarres -- 6-0 1/4, 230 -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.81 and 4.76 seconds. He had a 36 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-7 broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.46 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds. He performed 15 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Tavarres is a rookie free-agent pickup possibility for an NFL team following the draft.
Located in San Antonio, Incarnate Word has an FCS-level football program. It's a relatively new program, too, having started in 2009 as a Division II independent program. Its head coach is Larry Kennan, who was a long-time NFL assistant coach for teams such as the Los Angeles Raiders, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. Saints owner Tom Benson helped fund the program's football stadium, Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium.
William & Mary
Representatives from 14 NFL teams were on hand for William & Mary's pro day on March 17. A total of seven players worked out at the event, which was held outdoors and run on FieldTurf.
Safety DeAndre Houston-Carson -- 6-1, 195 -- stood on his numbers from the scouting combine. He had a good pro-day workout.
Linebacker Luke Rhodes -- 6-1 5/8, 236 -- ran the 40 in 4.71 and 4.75 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.32 seconds and the three-cone in 7.13 seconds. He performed 29 reps on the bench press. Rhodes had a good positional workout and could be a priority free-agent pickup for a team following the NFL draft.
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