Pro Day Grades - Numbers - Draft Status

Pro Day on the campus of the University of Cincinnati was held on Wednesday of this week with several scouts from NFL teams in attendance. What Bearcats improved their stock? Who may be left out? We break it down by the numbers and from what we saw.

PLAYER

HT - WT

VERT

BROAD

40

BENCH REPS

Digger Bujnoch

6'3.7"

278

27.5"

8.6'

5.12

18

Ken Rodriguez

6'1.2"

286

23.5"

7.25'

5.39

26

Angelo Craig

6'4.2"

242

34.5"

10.4

*

*

Anthony Hoke

6'0.2"

238

32.5"

9.9'

4.65

22

Doug Jones

6'3.5"

266

27.5"

8.5'

4.99

16

Earnest Jackson

6'2.4"

222

40.5"

10.8'

4.53

24

Greg Moore

6'1"

217

30.5"

9.6'

4.7

19

Butler Benton

5'11.7" - 215

31.5"

9.8'

4.6

23

Bradley Glatthaar

5'10.5" - 242

32.5"

9.1'

4.75

26

Leo Morgan

6'0.4" 225

26"

9.8'

5.05

22

Haruki Nakamura

5'10.2" 203

34.5"

10'

4.53

20

Antwuan Giddens

6'.025" 189

35.5

10.7'

4.65

9

Anthony Williams

5'11"

199

31.5"

9.8'

4.6

11

RED: TOP SCORE OF THE DAY

GREEN: WORST SCORE OF THE DAY

Earnest Jones Bench

Haruki Nakamura Vert


Digger Bujnoch: The official measurements on Digger looked a little short with him standing just under 6-foot-4. While I'd like to have seen him weigh in at 285-pounds he looked thick. His vertical was expected as was his broad jump. His forty times were what would be expected for an offensive lineman but his bench could have used a few more reps. Keep in mind players with long arms don't post good bench numbers as they've got to move the weight farther to lock it out.

Grade: B

Draft Status: Late Round or Free Agent


Ken Rodriguez: Not surprised by the measurements on Ken. While some will say he's too short there are several guards and centers in his height range that make the league each year. His vertical needed to be more and his broad jump was the worst on the day. Ken needed to have some good forty times but ran the worst time of the day. Where Ken excelled at was the bench as he tied for the most reps at 26. As compared to Digger, Ken has shorter reach and did what the scout's wanted to see.

Grade: C-

Draft Status: Free Agent


Angelo Craig: The player with the most to lose and gain made sure he didn't do anything to hurt what he's already done. Coming in with his height and weight were positives and he looked good. He posted nice numbers in the vertical and broad jump but didn't take part in the forty or bench. While the scout's wanted to see him run Angelo reported he was nursing a hamstring injury and would run later in the month at his next pro day at UC. One of the lead scouts spoke with Angelo in between the first set of forty runs to make sure he didn't want to run. While Angelo didn't have a bad day he left some questions unanswered as he's banking on having a much better day later this month.

Grade: B

Draft Status: Mid-Late Round


Anthony Hoke: Hoke didn't do anything to hurt his chances of getting a look in a NFL camp this summer. Anthony is a great athlete who looked in great shape. His measurements will hurt as he's just over six foot and he's under 240-pounds. Overall he posted solid numbers on the day and excelled during the one-on-one drills with the scouts.

Grade: B+

Draft Status: Free Agent


Doug Jones: Doug has always been one of those players who have many tools but a master of none. He'll intrigue NFL teams because of his ability to catch the ball for a player his size. He measured in with a decent size but ran slower than I'd like to have seen. His 16 bench reps were the worst among the bigger players but he's also got the long arms to deal with.

Grade: B -

Draft Status: Free Agent


Earnest Jackson: Many have known Jackson is a great athlete and on Pro Day he proved he's been working hard the past three months. Overall he was the top performer on the day and raised his stock the most of any Bearcat. NFL teams love numbers and Jackson posted them and more. For his size he brought a strong thick looking body and by posting a 4.53 forty scouts know he'll do fine at the next level. If he had more of a body of work on the field he's moved himself in to a possible third round pick. But with the numbers from Wednesday and if he can continue them when he's asked to work out in the next couple of weeks on team visits he'll at least go between the late 5-th to 7-th rounds of the draft.

Grade: A+

Draft Status: Mid to Late Rounds


Greg Moore: I've said it many times that Greg Moore had the skills to play at the next level. But on Wednesday he didn't do anything that would blow you away and make you see him as such. A better forty time was needed and his vertical should have been more. Moore will have to work harder to turn some heads the next go around.

Grade: C

Draft Status: Free Agent


Butler Benton: Another player that needed to turn some heads was Butler Benton. He came in looking in great shape and did well posting 23 reps on the bench. His vertical was ok as was his broad. Nothing great for Butler except a solid performance that won't turn too many heads at the NFL level come draft day.

Grade: C+

Draft Status: Free Agent


Bradley Glatthaar: A very solid performance was turned in by Glatthaar as he posted 26 reps on the bench and solid numbers at each of the other stations. While at the next level he'll have a chance as a fullback and on special teams, Glatthaar didn't do anything to really change his status.

Grade: B

Draft Status: Free Agent


Leo Morgan: Leo killed his day by running a very slow forty for a player at his position. The 22 reps on the bench were nice but his vertical was more of what is seen by an offensive lineman. Leo will need to have a much better day if he plans on getting a shot in any NFL camp.

Grade: C-

Draft Status: Free Agent


Haruki Nakamura: If Earnest Jones raised his stock Nakamura answered the critic's questions by having a very solid day. Coming in thicker than I've ever seen him, Nakamura posted a forty time scouts liked while also hitting for 20 reps on the bench with solid vertical and broad jump numbers. Look for the former Bearcats safety to make several visits and be worked out by several clubs over the next couple of weeks.

Grade: A+

Draft Status: Mid to Late Rounds


Antwuan Giddens: When you look at Giddens you see potential and lots of it. But while you see it you sometimes wonder if he does as well. A great looking athlete Giddens could have posted some very nice numbers and blown away scouts in the process. If Antwuan could have posted a better forty time and done a few more reps on the bench we might be talking about him in the same breath as we talk about Earnest Jackson and Haruki Nakamura. Any improvements in the two would help Giddens find a team willing to bring him into camp for at least a look.

Grade: B-

Draft Status: Free Agent


Anthony Williams: While nothing great Williams had a solid day. While a forty of 4.6 is nothing to complain about Williams needed to be in the same range of Nakamura to turn a few heads. He also lacked the strength in the bench teams will look for when making camp selections.

Grade: C+

Draft Status: Free Agent


There you have the numbers from Pro-Day 2008 as 13 former Bearcats looked to turn a few heads and get NFL teams interested in drafting or inviting them to their team's camp. At this time it looks as if the Bearcats have three possible players drafted with a fourth one on the border. Starting Monday a few Bearcats will start traveling to NFL cities for teams to take closer looks while a few will come to Cincinnati and work players out on their own.

At this time I'd place Haruki Nakamura and Angelo Craig as the highest rated draft prospects. The teams in attendance on Wednesday showed great interest in both players and we know a couple of other teams will be coming in for private workouts this coming week. While the scouts there on Wednesday wanted Craig to run they'll have another chance to watch him later in the month for another Pro-Day session.


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