Aromashodu Trying to Impress Pro Scouts

A report is featured on former Tiger wideout Devin Aromashodu.

Auburn, Ala.--Former Auburn University wide receiver Devin Aromashodu is hoping to be competing in the National Football League this fall and says he is excited about the possibilities of that happening with the NFL Draft a month away.

"Everything is going real well," Aromashodu says. "I am having a lot of fun. I was a little bit nervous at the combine, but I was better catching the ball at pro day."

Aromashodu works out for scouts in Auburn.

Scouts checked him out thoroughly at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis and got to watch him last week at pro day on the Auburn campus as he does everything possible to make a favorable impression with the pros before the April 29-30 2006 draft.

"The pro day workout is real important even though I did most of the drills at the combine," Aromashodu says. "I wanted to show the scouts that I can catch the ball and I can run. It was very important for me."

Aromashodu has impressive size and speed. Scouts have him measuring 6-2 1/2, 201 pounds with a fastest hand-timed 40-yard dash at under 4.4.

At the Auburn pro day, he caught passes thrown by former Alabama State University quarterback Tavaris Jackson and was pleased how that went. "The quarterback was throwing real hard, but he throws a good ball," Aromashodu says. "I caught the ball well so hopefully that will help me get to the next level."

Aromashodu has been working out in Orlando, Fla., to get ready for pro football. He says he isn't certain what team could draft him or what part of the draft he could be picked in.

"I have have heard from teams, but not anything specific," he notes. "Everything is in general terms so I don't really know where I will go. I am hoping it will be on the first day (of the draft).

Aromashodu played in the Senior Bowl All-Star at Mobile's Ladd-Peebles Stadium in January.

"I am continuing to work out and trying to do a good job of maintaining the shape that I am in," says Aromashodu, who started the first game he played in as a true freshman vs. Southern Cal in Los Angeles.

"I am really just working on everything to try to become a better football player," he says.

Aromashodu says he believes he was well prepared for the NFL combine, but says the experience proved to be an intense one. However, he notes having college teammates testing with him was a plus. "It was very tiring," the receiver says of his combine experience. "It was really good to have some familiar faces up there. It made me feel a lot more comfortable."


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