Douglas shines at Pro Day

Arizona held its NFL Pro Day on Monday. Read on to see who stood out, the most interesting storyline of the day, and more.

Arizona held its NFL Pro Day on Monday in front of over two dozen scouts, as numerous players went through the vertical jump, pro shuttle, 60-yard shuttle, 225-pound bench press, three-cone drill and 40-yard dash before moving outside for drills.

Most of the attention was on Nick Foles and Juron Criner, but it may have been David Douglas who stole the show. Douglas ran a legitimate 4.4 40-yard dash and was able to hit 36 in the vertical jump as well. After the event, former Arizona quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo said he felt Douglas helped himself immensely.

"David did what we asked him to do while he was here," Scelfo said. "And I think he showed today we didn't ask him to do enough. David made some money today. Absolutely, he did well. I'm proud of him."

Foles participated in each drill, running about a 5.1 40-yard dash, which was a very slight improvement from his 5.14 at the NFL combine. In reality, Foles' 40 time is not going to be a major factor in his draft position because Foles is not being drafted due to his speed.

Criner also had some questions going into the Pro Day, as he ran a 4.68 at the NFL combine. On Monday, Criner was able to run a 4.61, which still is not a great time, but is an improvement over what he was able to run in Indianapolis.

One of the most surprising aspects of the day may have been the lack of participation of cornerback Trevin Wade. Despite much questioning from scouts, Wade chose not to run the 40-yard dash despite only running a 4.59 at the NFL combine.

Often times a player not participating usually comes when an agent believes their position cannot be improved a ton, so it will be interesting to see what happened with Wade on draft day.

The biggest story of the day may have been the weather, as the players had to contend with the cold once they moved outside. There was a drill set up at Salpointe Catholic High School should Foles have chosen to participate there, as the school has turf.

"Come out here today, it's rainy, it's sleeting - it's everything," said Foles. "But it was fun. I'm gonna play in this environment. We have played at Oregon with this same weather but colder. The field was slippery but I thought the guys did a great job catching the ball."

In terms of offense, the most interesting aspect of the day was the fact that C.J. Parish worked out as a fullback, which is the position that he feels he has the best shot of being drafted at.

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