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Washington Pro Day: John Ross puts on show for NFL scouts


The big news coming out of Washington's pro day on Saturday was the serious injury suffered by CB Sidney Jones, one that I suspect will lead to more and more top players in the future skipping the workout portion of pro days. But more on that some other time.

Lost in the Jones news were some pretty good workouts on the indoor FieldTurf by 12 players in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams. No head coaches were in attendance, but several members of the Seahawks staff were, as was Lions director of player personnel Kyle O'Brien.

In alphabetical order, here were the notable players who were there:

» Safety Budda Baker (5-9 5/8, 192) was measured but stood on all of his combine numbers. He had a good individual workout. I like him a lot as a player.

» TE Darrell Daniels (6-3 1/8, 249) stood on his combine numbers. He had a good workout but suffered from a couple of drops near the end.

» OG Jake Eldrenkamp (6-4 1/2, 302) ran one 40-yard dash in 5.39 seconds, had a 26-inch vertical, an 8-foot-10 broad jump, a 4.71-second short shuttle, a 7.71-second three-cone drill. He's not draftable but should find his way into some team's camp.

» CB Sidney Jones (6-0, 184) stood on all of his combine numbers. He injured his left Achilles on the last drill -- a press-coverage drill. Before the injury, he was having an excellent workout.

» CB Kevin King (6-3 1/4, 196) stood on his combine numbers. The only even he didn't do at the combine was the broad jump. Back tightness prevented him from doing it at his pro day. Nonetheless, his individual workout was solid.

» OLB JoJo Mathis (6-1 1/2, 262) only participated in the bench press at the combine because of a foot injury suffered last season. He repeated that performance at the pro day, improving from 24 reps to 32, a number that would have ranked first among linebackers at the combine and eighth overall. He plans to hold an individual workout in April.

» DT Elijah Qualls (6-1, 309) stood on his combine numbers and did not work out.

» WR John Ross (5-11, 188) stood on his combine numbers, but he showed in his workout that he's not just a speed guy (he set the combine record with a 4.22-second 40-yard dash). His routes were precise, his explosion in and out of his brakes was impressive, and he caught all but one pass. He's scheduled for shoulder surgery on Tuesday.

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