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Old 03-17-2008, 04:21 AM   #1
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Default 2008 Pro Day Draft Stock Report

2008 Pro Day Draft Stock Report
Here's a list of prospects who improved and worsened their draft stock at their Pro Days (listed alphabetically).


2008 NFL Draft Stock - On the Rise


Kirk Barton, OT, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.95.
Arm: 33 1/4. Benchx225: 34.
Projected Round: 3-4.
Kirk Barton expelled all concerns about a lingering knee injury by looking very impressive in the drills at his Pro Day. He also ran a 4.95 and benched 225 pounds 34 times.

Wilrey Fontenot, CB, Arizona
Height: 5-8. Weight: 171.
Projected 40 Time: 4.46.
Combine 40 Time: 4.39.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.34.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical 34.
Projected Round: 6.
Forget the 4.39. Wilrey Fontenot continued to improve his 40 time, recording a 4.34 at his Pro Day. I can't imagine Fontenot not getting drafted in the later rounds.


Isaiah Gardner, CB, Maryland (Added 3/15)
Height: 5-10. Weight: 195.
Projected 40 Time: 4.44.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.41.
Vertical 42.5.
Projected Round: 6.
Isaiah Gardner won't get drafted on the first day or anything, but he made a name for himself at Maryland's Pro Day, running a 4.41 and leaping 42.5 inches off the ground.

Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 266.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.58.
Benchx225: 37. Vertical 42.
Projected Round: Second overall pick.
Gholston actually improved his 40, notching a 4.58. He also had a 42-inch vertical. There is no doubt in mind that if Chris Long is off the board, the Rams will take Gholston with the second-overall selection.

Tavares Gooden, OLB, Miami
Height: 6-1. Weight: 234.
Projected 40 Time: 4.41.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.53.
Benchx225: 22. Vertical 39.
Projected Round: 2-3.
Tavares Gooden improved his 40 by .1 and increased his vertical by four inches.

Gary Guyton, OLB, Georgia Tech (Added 3/15)
Height: 6-1. Weight: 245.
Projected 40 Time: 4.63.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Benchx225: 22. Vertical 40.
Projected Round: 4-5.
Gary Guyton continued to dazzle scouts and GMs with his athleticism. He recorded a 40-inch vertical at Georgia Tech's Pro Day.

James Hardy, WR, Indiana
Height: 6-5. Weight: 217.
Projected 40 Time: 4.53.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Vertical: 37. Broad 10-5.
Projected Round: Top 25 Pick.
James Hardy all but cemented his status as a first-round pick with a solid combine. He didn't run the 40, but he notched a 37-inch vertical and dropped only two passes in the drills.

Paul Hubbard, WR, Wisconsin
Height: 6-2. Weight: 221.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.38.
Vertical: 39.5. Broad 10-6.
Projected Round: 3-4.
After seeing his draft stock drop since the beginning of the year, Paul Hubbard put himself back on the map with a tremendous Pro Day. He ran a 4.38 and notched a 39.5-inch vertical.

Stanford Keglar, OLB, Purdue
Height: 6-1. Weight: 239.
Projected 40 Time: 4.64.
Combine 40 Time: 4.58.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.55.
Benchx225: 29. Vertical 39.
Projected Round: 4-5.
What is it with these Purdue guys? On the same day Dustin Keller recorded a 41-inch vertical, Stanford Keglar notched a 39-incher. He also improved his already-impressive 40 time.

Bryan Kehl, OLB, BYU (Added 3/14)
Height: 6-2. Weight: 242.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.56.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical 35.
Projected Round: 4-5.
Following a solid combine, Bryan Kehl dropped his 40 by close to .1 seconds, notching a 4.56 at his Pro Day.

Dustin Keller, TE, Purdue
Height: 6-2. Weight: 242.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.53.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 41.
Projected Round: 2-3.
Improved his vertical at his Pro Day, leaping 41 inches into the air. This guy's not human.

Tracy Porter, CB, Indiana
Height: 5-10. Weight: 188.
Projected 40 Time: 4.33.
Combine 40 Time: 4.37.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.29.
Benchx225: 18. Vertical .
Projected Round: 1-2.
Tracy Porter, who doubles as a return specialist, may have inched closer to first-round consideration with a 4.29 40 at his Pro Day.

Orlando Scandrick, CB, Boise State
Height: 5-10. Weight: 192.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40 Time: 4.32.
Benchx225: . Vertical 38.5.
Projected Round: 4-5.
Orlando Scandrick didn't run the 40 at his Pro Day but he did manage a vertical of 38.5. He's definitely moving up some draft boards.

Aqib Talib, CB, Kansas
Height: 6-0. Weight: 202.
Projected 40 Time: 4.47.
Combine 40 Time: 4.47.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.42.
Benchx225: 10. Vertical 38.
Projected Round: Top 20 Pick.
A 4.42 almost guarantees his spot in the top 20.

Ernie Wheelwright, WR, Minnesota
Height: 6-4. Weight: 215.
Projected 40 Time: 4.66.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.50.
Vertical: 36. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.
Posted a 4.50 40 and 36-inch vertical, both of which are great at his imposing size.

Kyle Wright, QB, Miami
Height: 6-3. Weight: 218.
Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
Combine 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.84.
Hand Size: .
Projected Round: 7.
Despite his inability to play well at Miami, Kyle Wright actually impressed scouts and GMs at the combine and Miami's Pro Day.


2008 NFL Draft Stock - On the Decline


Adarius Bowman, WR, Oklahoma State (Added 3/14)
Height: 6-3. Weight: 223.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.69.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.75.
Vertical: 33.5. Broad .
Projected Round: 6.
Scouts wanted to time Adarius Bowman in the 40, but he took so long that they got bored and left. A 4.75? Most linebackers are faster than that.


Tommy Blake, DE, TCU
Height: 6-2. Weight: 272.
Projected 40 Time: 4.67.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.78.
Benchx225: 23. Vertical 30.5.
Projected Round: 5-6.
How do you lose 10 pounds and add .1 to your 40 time? Then again, Tommy Blake actually showed up to his Pro Day, so that's an accomplishment in itself.

Eric Brock, SS, Auburn
Height: 6-0. Weight: 204.
Projected 40 Time: 4.48.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.70.
Benchx225: 13. Vertical: 37.
Projected Round: 6.
Eric Brock showed up at his Pro Day five pounds less than what I expected. But that wasn't the most damaging news - he had a 4.70 in his 40. That won't get a 204-pound strong safety drafted.

Calais Campbell, DE, Miami
Height: 6-7. Weight: 290.
Projected 40 Time: 4.77.
Combine 40 Time: 5.03.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.00.
Benchx225: . Vertical 34.5.
Projected Round: 2.
Showing up slow and overweight to your Pro Day isn't a good way to improve your draft stock. Seriously - if Calais Campbell is this lazy now, imagine how lethargic he'll become once he earns his first paycheck.


Joe Jon Finley, TE, Oklahoma (Added 3/15)
Height: 6-6. Weight: 254.
Projected 40 Time: 4.70.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.86.
Benchx225: 12.
Projected Round: 6.
Joe Jon Finley ran .16 seconds slower than projected at his Pro Day. Not a good showing.

Justin Forsett, RB, California (Added 3/15)
Height: 5-8. Weight: 194.
Projected 40 Time: 4.43.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Pro Day 40: 4.62.
Benchx225: 26. Vertical: 31. Broad .
Projected Round: 6-7.
I wondered why a 194-pound running back didn't perform in the 40. Now we know why. A 4.62? Really?

Wallace Gilberry, DE, Alabama (Added 3/14)
Height: 6-2. Weight: 268.
Projected 40 Time: 4.85.
Combine 40 Time: 4.96.
Pro Day 40 Time: 5.02.
Benchx225: 19. Vertical 30.
Projected Round: 4-5.
Not sure what Wallace Gilberry was doing prior to his Pro Day, but it definitely didn't work. He was slower in his 40 and put up less reps (17) than he did at the combine (19).

Patrick Lee, CB, Auburn
Height: 6-0. Weight: 200.
Projected 40 Time: 4.34.
Combine 40 Time: 4.40.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.51.
Benchx225: 15. Vertical 35.
Projected Round: 3.
Patrick Lee did not have a good Pro Day. Attempting to improve his 4.40 combine 40, Lee's time actually swelled to 4.51. Some cause for concern?

Allen Patrick, RB, Oklahoma (Added 3/15)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 196.
Projected 40 Time: 4.42.
Combine 40: Did not run.
Pro Day 40: 4.55.
Benchx225: 17. Vertical: 36. Broad 10-0.
Projected Round: 6.
For a small running back, Allen Patrick's 40 time wasn't exactly breath-taking.
I was disappointed to see Patrick hold off on his workouts at the combine.

Glenn Sharpe, CB, Miami
Height: 6-0. Weight: 185.
Projected 40 Time: 4.38.
Combine 40 Time: Did not run.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.52.
Benchx225: 15. Vertical 37.
Projected Round: 6-7.
Glenn Sharpe didn't run the 40 at the combine, and now we can see why. A 4.52 from a 185-pound corner isn't going to cut it.

Darien Williams, FS, Oklahoma (Added 3/15)
Height: 6-0. Weight: 197.
Projected 40 Time: 4.49.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.71.
Projected Round: 7.
Darien Williams had a miserable 40 at his Pro Day and may have fallen out of late-round consideration.
Williams had surgery on his foot last year. .

Trae Williams, CB, South Florida
Height: 5-9. Weight: 193.
Projected 40 Time: 4.39.
Combine 40 Time: 4.52.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.48.
Benchx225: . Vertical 33.
Projected Round: 4-5.
Trae Williams hoped to improve his poor 40 time at South Florida's Pro Day. He accomplished that goal, but not by much. A 4.48 was a bit disappointing.
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I like Guyton a lot. Too bad he doesnt fit our scheme unless he can play inside LB.

Dang, I was hoping Porter would slide to the 3rd for us.
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Vernon Gholston, DE, Ohio State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 266.
Projected 40 Time: 4.58.
Combine 40 Time: 4.64.
Pro Day 40 Time: 4.58.
Benchx225: 37. Vertical 42.
Projected Round: Second overall pick.
Gholston is a Beast. He is right on par with Long. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go #1 overall.
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Gholston is a Beast. He is right on par with Long. I wouldn't be surprised to see him go #1 overall.
Yeah, he could. I just think most NFL scouts question if Gholston plays hard on every down, where Long looks like he tries to beat everybody to the Corn Flakes box every morning.

I dont see either really being the kind of impact guy you wanna spend the #1 pick on, but who else is there really? Ryan(unproven), Dorsey(injury question), Ellis(some have him going as low as #9) McFadden(Reggie Bush lite)
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Paul Hubbard ran a 4.38, thats amazing for his size.. wouldn't mind getting him on the 2nd day
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but i think the size of long and the weight he has and the way he moves he can play either de, lb or dt..
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Bowman is really a shocker here I would think he could run faster then 4.75
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I like Guyton a lot. Too bad he doesnt fit our scheme unless he can play inside LB.

Dang, I was hoping Porter would slide to the 3rd for us.
Porter is too valuable due to his versatility and athleticism...I have him as our pick in the second round in my mock draft....
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