Former Terps Hope They Impressed on Pro Day

TSR was on hand Wednesday as 11 Maryland seniors participated in Pro Day.

Eleven seniors from last season's football team worked out for professional scouts today, hoping to make a lasting impression. The players in attendance were Cameron Chism, Tim Downs, Anthony Green, Maurice Hampton, Desmond Haynes, Trenton Hughes, Tony Logan, Quintin McCree, Davin Meggett, Ronnie Tyler, and Shaquan Virgil.

Scouts from several NFL teams were on hand to watch, including the Washington Redskins, New York Giants, Indianapolis Colts, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, and the New Orleans Saints.

The players participated in a variety of timed and measured drills, starting with a bench press in the weight room. They then moved over to the practice field, where they were tested in a vertical jump, broad jump, 40-yard dash, 60-yard shuttle, short shuttle, and three-cone shuttle. The afternoon ended with separate positional workouts for both the defensive backs and the wideouts and running backs.

Meggett looked sharp as a running back on several drills and was the main one to watch, having already participated in an NFL Combine last month. However, several other players were looking to get their name out there, including Logan, McCree, and Hughes.

Logan, a wide receiver, impressed with a 38” vertical jump, the best out of all the players. However, he strained his right hamstring running the 40-yard dash and had to sit out of the subsequent shuttle drills.

Hughes, a defensive back, said he has not heard from any teams yet but thought he put on a good showing today.

“I feel really impressed with my position drills; I had just one bad ball, one drop, that's it. I gave it all I had,” he said. “I'll make a team happy, I know that.”

Wide receiver Quintin McCree said that nine or 10 teams have already expressed interest in him, and are saying he could possibly be a late round selection in the 4th to 6th rounds. That made his performance today all the more important.

“It really depended how I did on my tests,” he said. “I think what I did today kind of opened some eyes, looking at the scouts they seemed impressed.”

McCree said that he did a 6.6 in the three-cone, a 4.4 flat in the 40-yard dash, a 10.1” broad jump, and benched 16 reps. Besides the vertical jump, he was happy with his numbers.

“I think Pro Day for me was very good,” he said. “It was a test of will, the times that I was looking for I got, or even better. I'm very satisfied with how I did.”

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