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DB coaches from Lions, Titans check out Temple corner


Representatives from all 32 NFL teams -- including defensive backs coaches from the Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans -- were present for Temple's pro day on March 16.

The workout took place indoors and was run on FieldTurf.

The player the DB coaches were on hand to check out was cornerback Tavon Young -- 5-foot-9 1/2, 187 pounds -- who was at the NFL Scouting Combine. At the pro day, Young did a 10-foot-1 broad jump and had 13 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He had an outstanding positional workout.

Defensive tackle Matthew Ioannidis -- 6-3 7/8, 302 -- had a 9-foot-5 broad jump and 7.56-second three-cone drill. He had a good positional workout, displaying a lot of quickness; he really moves well.

Linebacker Tyler Matakevich -- 6-0, 234 -- did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.34 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.22 seconds.

Wide receiver Robby Anderson -- 6-2 7/8, 187 -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 and 4.38 seconds. He had a 36 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-8 broad jump. He had did the short shuttle in 4.28 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.07 seconds. He also had eight reps on the bench press. Anderson had a good positional workout, catching the ball well and running good routes.

Center Kyle Friend -- 6-0 5/8, 295 -- ran the 40 in 5.08 and 5.1 seconds. He had a 28 1/2-inch vertical and 8-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.89 seconds and the three-cone in 7.48 seconds. He put the bar up 41 times on the bench press, a number that would have easily topped the best number posted at the combine (34, by Arizona State's Christian Westerman).

In addition to the 16 Owl players who worked out, there were 48 additional players from small schools, including Albright College, Bloomsburg, Cornell, Delaware Valley, East Stroudsburg, Gannon, Kutztown, Lafayette, Lehigh, Lincoln, Lock Haven, Lycoming College, Mercyhurst College, Millersville, Penn, Rowan, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock, St. Francis, Texas A&M-Commerce, Villanova, West Chester, Wesleyan and Widener.

Two of those players are possible rookie free-agent pickup possibilities.

Penn tight end Ryan O'Malley -- 6-6 1/4, 256 -- ran the 40 in 4.75 seconds on both attempts.

Villanova linebacker Don Cherry -- 6-1 1/8, 242 -- ran the 40 in 4.82 and 4.83 seconds.

Follow Gil Brandt on Twitter @Gil_Brandt.



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