USC Pro-Timing Day

The Trojans held their annual Pro-Timing Day on campus today with 60 NFL personnel from Marty Schottenheimer to Ernie Zampese to Hue Jackson in attendance to test the USC seniors eligible for next month's draft. Click below for a recap of the event including a listing of 40 times and other measurements:

The Trojans held their annual Pro-Timing Day on campus today with 60 NFL personnel from Marty Schottenheimer to Ernie Zampese to Hue Jackson in attendance to test the USC seniors eligible for next month's draft.  It seemed as though most teams had multiple scouts in attendance and they spent the day working the stopwatches and jotting down numbers at every turn. 

 

The event began at 8:00am with registration and at 8:30am the film reviews began.  At 11:00am the USC staff was brought in for a question and answer session on the players which lasted for an hour. 

 

The workouts began in the weight room at 1:00pm with the players being put through a variety of tests including vertical, bench press reps of 225 pounds, broad jump, height/weight, hand size, arm length and more.  It was a festive setting in the room as 35-40 current Trojan players were there to give encouragement and support to the seniors as they went through the drills.  A few of the efforts which drew the biggest cheers were 33 reps on the bench press by Bernard Riley and a 43.5 inch vertical leap from Troy Polamalu.  It grew especially loud for Riley as Bernard walked back and forth in front of the bench to get himself pumped up before the lift and the entire team gathered around in anticipation of seeing a big number from the big defensive tackle.  Here are the numbers:

 

Doyal Butler

Ht (6-2.7) Wt (244) arm (30.5) hand (9 7/8) vert (33.5) brd (9.2 1/2) bnc (23)

Sunny Byrd

Ht (5-11.7) Wt (226) arm (30.5) hand (9.5) vert (30.5) brd (8.9 ½) bnc (19)

Justin Fargas

Ht (6-0.7) Wt (214) arm (31) hand (9 7/8) vert (39) brd (na) bnc (combine)

DeShaun Hill

Ht (5-11.1) Wt (198) arm (30 ¾) hand (9.5) vert (38.5) brd (10.2 ½) bnc (17)

Kareem Kelly

Ht (6-0) Wt (185) arm (30 7/8) hand (8 7/8) vert (35.5) brd (10.6 ½) bnc (na)

Malaefou MacKenzie

Ht (5-10.3) Wt (225) arm (29 ¾) hand (9 ¼) vert (35) brd (na) bnc (27)

Grant Mattos

Ht (6-2.1) Wt (222) arm (31 ¾) hand (9.5) vert (35.5) brd (10.4 ½) bnc (21)

Sultan McCullough

Ht (5-11.3) Wt (193) arm (31 1/8) hand (8 1/8) vert (41) brd (na) bnc (combine)

Carson Palmer

Ht (6-5.2) Wt (227) arm (32 ¾) hand (9 7/8) vert (30.5) brd (9.1) bnc (na)

Chad Pierson

Ht (6-0.3) Wt (245) arm (29.5) hand (10 ¼) vert (33.5) brd (na) bnc (27)

Troy Polamalu

Ht (5-10.1) Wt (203) arm (30 5/8) hand (10 1/8) vert (43.5) brd (10.7) bnc (25)

Mike Pollard

Ht (5-11.2) Wt (213) arm (31 1/8) hand (9.5) vert (31/5) brd (9.2 ½) bnc (23)

Darrell Rideaux

Ht (5-7.5) Wt (165) arm (27 7/8) hand (8 3/8) vert (38) brd (10.8) bnc (10)

Bernard Riley

Ht (6-1.7) Wt (329) arm (32) hand (10 3/8) vert (25) brd (7.1) bnc (33)

Zach Wilson

Ht (6-4.6) Wt (300) arm (32 ¾) hand (10.5) vert (28) brd (8) bnc (22)

 

At 2:00pm the players moved to the track for the highlight drill of the day with the 40 yard runs.  Each player had two attempts although Justin Fargas elected not to run after putting up such an impressive number at the combine last month and Carson Palmer only ran once.  The scouts use multiple stopwatches timing each player on the track so the following results will indicate the time for each run as kept by different watches:

 

Kareem Kelly - 1st run (4.39, 4.34) 2nd run (4.32, 4.32)

Bernard Riley – 1st run (5.25, 5.20) 2nd run (5.21, 5.27)

DeShaun Hill – 1st run (4.67, 4.64) 2nd run (4.63, 4.66)

Carson Palmer – 1st run (4.66, 4.65)

Sultan McCullough – 1st


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