Brian Poole and Keanu Neal impress at Gators' Pro Day

For some guys they just want that chance of impressing someone enough to get a look and maybe continue on with their football careers. For other Pro Day is a statement day, maybe even a day when these guys can prove the naysayers.  For Brian Poole, it seemed like that day was Tuesday. For Keanu Neal, he continues to make people look.

From what the media could watch in the drills on Tuesday at Florida’s new Indoor Practice Facility the players ran through the different drills pretty well. The receivers and defensive backs especially seemed to catch anything and look fluid in doing so.

Keanu Neal did the same at the NFL combine earlier in the month and he also impressed with some of his speed and agility testing. On Tuesday, at 211 pounds, Neal ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash, a really nice time for a safety at that size and who absolutely loves to play in traffic and hit hard.

It was Brian Poole’s 40-yard dash time that kind of got the buzz going. Poole, who probably should have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, has started 22 times in his career at Florida as a cornerback or NICKEL. As a junior Poole had 45 tackles on the year, reeled in four interceptions, and forced a couple of fumbles. He’s a guy that makes plays on the ball as he totaled 24 pass break ups in his last two seasons on campus.

His height isn’t ideal, but at 209 pounds, Poole ran a 4.49 second time in the 40-yard dash.  That is moving for a guy that likes the physical part of the game and can also play in open space. A day like Monday will make some teams take a long hard look at the sometimes forgotten veteran from Florida’s secondary.

Here are some other times and numbers from Monday’s Pro Day. Stay tuned to Fightin’ Gators as we continue to bring you interviews from many of the players that participated.

Name

Ht.

Wt.

Bench x225 lbs

Broad

40-yard

Kelvin Taylor

5’10”

212

17

 

4.57

Demarcus Robinson

6’1”

203

 

10’3”

4.58

Valdez Showers

5’11”

197

11

10’11”

 

Latroy Pittman

5’10”

207

14

8’7”

 

Jake McGee

6’5”

250

 

9’6”

4.76

Trip Thurman

6’5”

307

21

8’7”

 

Mason Halter

6’6”

305

9

7’8”

 

Jonathan Bullard

6’3”

284

 

 

 

Alex McCalister

6’6”

245

 

 

 

Antonio Morrison

6’0”

233

23

9’3”

5.00

Anthony Harrell

6’0.5”

233

22

 

 

Keanu Neal

6’0”

211

 

 

4.56

Brian Poole

5’9.5”

209

 

9’4”

4.49

Vernon Hargreaves

5’10”

207

 

 

 

 

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