Running a 4.4 forty, a 42 inch vertical and 19 reps on the bench press really turned some heads and had the NFL scouts on hand buzzing.
The biggest benefit was getting in front of scouts and even a few coaches and execs on hand. There were extensive interviews held and private workout sessions.
In my opinion and from what I heard from the scouts I talked to Nick Vigil and Kyler Fackrell should be drafted on the second day. Nick really impressed with his quickness. The Chicago Bears would be the team that showed the most interest him while the Jets and Colts really worked out Fackrell. Now other teams that were not even there may be even more interested but are playing their cards closer to the vest. Both have multiple visits scheduled with teams before the Draft.
From official release some of the results are below:
Highlighting Wednesday’s action was Robinson who ran a 4.29 40-yard dash, while Evans clocked in a with a time of 4.40. Butler and Hayes both ran times of 4.45, while Sharp ran a 4.50. Floyd and Okonkwo both had times of 4.54, while Filiaga ran a 4.60, Vigil ran a 4.62 and Keeton clocked in with a time of 4.63.
Evans had the best vertical jump during the day with a leap of 42.0”, while Robinson jumped 38.0”. In the broad jump, Robinson again had the best mark with a jump of 10’8”, while Sharp recorded a jump of 9’5”.
Vavau recorded the top mark in the 225-pound bench press with 32 reps, while Filiaga and Kamana-Matagi both had 27 reps.
All times and marks listed above are unofficial.
“This is a little more relaxed than the NFL Combine,” said Fackrell. “Going through that experience definitely helped, but this is a little bit more relaxed and more comfortable here. It was a great experience.”
“I wanted to improve in bench, which I did by one. I tweaked my hamstring at the combine, so I didn’t do the 20- and 60-yard shuttle, and then the L-drill, so I wanted to come in and get good times on those and I think I did that. Obviously, and most importantly, are the football drills with the coaches. That’s what it’s really all about and they want to see how you are as a football player. I’ve been working on those drills, so I just wanted to come out and show them what I can do,” added Fackrell.
“This is definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that most guys don’t get, so it was fun to be out here,” said Keeton. “It’s great to see all these guys again and be able to be on the field and compete with them. A lot of other guys would probably say this too, it’s not overwhelming, but it’s definitely a new experience.”
Players will now wait for the NFL Draft, which will take place Thursday through Saturday, April 28-30 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago. Round one is on Thursday, April 28. Rounds two and three will be on Friday, April 29 and round four through seven will be on Saturday, April 30.