Jumping Off The Page

ATHENS – All things considering, how Kris Durham wasn't invited to the NFL Combine in February is somewhat puzzling.

He offers the body—at 6-foot-5, 212-pounds, and the stats—fresh off a senior season where he hauled in 32 catches for 659 yards and three scores in 11 games.

Despite all the positives, somehow Kris Durham was not among the more than 300 prospects participating in the invite-only event.

In a "take that" move, Durham's performance at Georgia's Pro Day Tuesday "helped make it all work out right," according to the Calhoun native.

Durham posted impressive numbers in most drills, including a 4.43 in the 40-yard dash, a 35.5 vertical leap and a 10'1 broad jump.

Those were his official numbers, but unofficially Durham had scouts and members of the media talking all day. Durham had a 10'8 broad jump scratched after he fell back on his landing. And some scouts wrote down a 4.38 after one of his 40 times.

So Durham looked good on paper. But he looked great off the record, too.

"I felt great with all of my numbers today," Durham said. "This is a grueling day and overall I'm pleased with the outcome."

""I think he surprised some people," said receiver A.J. Green, who also participated in Pro Day.

Former Georgia WR Kris Durham enjoyed an impressive Pro Day Tuesday.
Equally as impressive, Durham performed well in pass drills and agility work. He credited D1 Sports Training in Nashville for sculpting his training schedule to prepare him for such physical tests.

"They get you test ready more than season ready," Durham said. "The workouts get you ready for everything that this type of day throws at you."

Although Durham won't admit as much, his performance in Athens in front of 48 NFL representatives validates the claim that he should have been a participant at the NFL Combine.

And also that he is certainly in the mix to hear his name called during the NFL draft at the end of April.

"I'm just glad this is over because you work so hard for a couple months to get ready for this one day," Durham said. "I've heard some good stuff from a couple of teams. That's definitely a positive."

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