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Deion Jones has 'off the charts' workout at LSU's pro day

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams -- including the entire coaching staff of the New Orleans Saints with the exception of head coach Sean Payton, New York Jets defensive coordinator Kacy Rodgers, offensive line coaches from the Detroit Lions and New England Patriots, and a defensive backs coach from the New York Jets -- were present for LSU's pro day on Monday.

A total of 10 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

Linebacker Deion Jones -- 6-foot-0 7/8, 221 pounds -- ran the 40-yard dash in 4.38 and 4.42 seconds (he'd posted the fourth-fastest 40 among linebackers at the NFL Scouting Combine). He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.26 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.13 seconds. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump. Jones performed 18 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Jones had an off-the-charts workout. He was really smooth and quick in his positional drills, only slipped a couple of times possibly due to not having on the proper shoes.

Offensive guard Vadal Alexander -- 6-5 1/4, 326 -- has 35 1/8-inch arms. He stood on his numbers from the combine and only did the positional drills. Alexander gets the job done. He's a wide man, and his lack of speed doesn't show in his playing.

Offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins -- 6-5 1/2, 305 -- ran the three-cone in 8.04 seconds. Hawkins -- who is kind of a straight-line player -- had a good positional workout.

Safety Jalen Mills -- 6-1, 193 -- ran the 40 in 4.5 and 4.48 seconds. In the positional workout, Mills showed that he had that old burst that he had a couple years ago but had seemed to have lost last season.

Cornerback Rashard Robinson -- 6-2, 176 -- ran the 40 in 4.43 seconds on both attempts. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.44 seconds and the three-cone in 7.31 seconds. He put the bar up five times on the bench press. Robinson showed great ball skills in the positional workout, but he is a bit of a straight-line player.

Long snapper Reid Ferguson -- 6-1, 235 -- ran the 40 in 5.12 and 5.05 seconds. He had a 27 1/2-inch vertical and 8-foot-8 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.57 seconds and the three-cone in 7.51 seconds. He performed 15 reps on the bench press. Ferguson -- who is a priority free-agent possibility -- is a very good deep snapper. He gets the ball back with accuracy and speed.

Linebacker Lamar Louis -- 5-10 1/4, 224 -- ran the 40 in 4.54 and 4.6 seconds. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.31 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.13 seconds. He performed 20 reps on the bench press. Louis was a starter at strong side linebacker, but when LSU put more defensive backs on the field for passing situations, Louis came out. His best spot in the NFL is special teams, which he's pretty good at.

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