UW Pro Day Wraps Up at Dempsey

SEATTLE - In front of scouts from approximately 15 NFL teams, current Washington Huskies and numerous family members and agents, sixteen former UW players from three classes were pushed, pulled and prodded Thursday for a few hours during the Huskies' annual Pro Day.

Representatives from the Seattle Seahawks, Cincinnati Bengals, San Diego Chargers (former Washington receiver Paul Skansi was scouting for them), New York Jets, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints (former Seahawk Terry Wooden was their rep), San Francisco 49'ers, Green Bay Packers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, Chicago Bears, Philadelphia Eagles, Oakland Raiders, Houston Texans and the Atlanta Hawks were all spotted at the Dempsey Indoor Facility Thursday morning. There was also one team from the Canadian Football League - the B.C. Lions - there too. Here were the Huskies they traveled to UW to see (with their measured heights and weights):

WR Devin Aguilar (5113,200)
LB Cort Dennison (6003,229)
PK Erik Folk (5100,198)
PK Eric Guttorp (5072,184)
WR Jermaine Kearse (6011,208)
OL Senio Kelemete (6034,309)
P William Mahan (5107,197)
RB Chris Polk (5104,212)
P Kiel Rasp (6030,224)
CB Quinton Richardson (5111,204)
DT Alameda Ta'amu (6023,347)
DL Everrette Thompson (6047,263)

There were also three players from the 2010 class that worked out:

LB Victor Aiyewa (6007,228)
HB Dorson Boyce (6012,238)
CB Vonzell McDowell (5077,183)

And last, but certainly not least, was former UW linebacker E.J. Savannah, who is doing everything he can to get in front of pro scouts, despite trying to keep up two jobs.

"I just want a chance…free agency, anywhere," he said afterward. "Just give me an opportunity to throw on some pads and bang on some people."

Former UW quarterback Jake Locker was there throwing passes to the receivers and running backs. "I was making sure he was throwing nice balls and everything," Kearse joked when asked about Locker's appearance. "But it was great to have Jake out here. I told him that I really appreciated him coming out here. It was a big thing for me and DA and Chris and everyone. It just shows you the kind of person he is to come back and help us out."

There were also about 20-25 current players there. Here's the ones I saw; Drew Schaefer, Dexter Charles, Cody Bruns, Jesse Callier, Keith Price, Matthew Lyons, Michael Criste, Princeton Fuimaono, Jamaal Kearse, Sione Potoae, Cooper Pelluer, Talia Crichton, Nate Fellner, Michael Hartvigson, Justin Glenn, Colin Tanigawa, Desmond Trufant, Hauoli Jamora, James Atoe, and Deontae Cooper.

While individual testing marks were hard to come by - NFL teams hold their own hand-times and first-hand observations as gold, not to be distributed - there was one test where the results were black and white: The Bench Press.

Aiyewa had the best day on the bench reaping 225 pounds 34 times. Of the seniors, Everrette Thompson had 26, Cort had 25, Senio had 25, Will Mahan had 25. Chris Polk did 16 reps. Alameda Ta'amu didn't bench, but did bench 35 at the combine and felt that was enough.

Here's the full list of number of reps for each prospect that decided to lift:

Aguilar - 19
Dennison - 25
Folk - 14
Kelemete - 25
Mahan - 25
Polk - 16
Richardson - 19
Thompson - 26
Aiyewa - 34
Boyce - 18
Savannah - 17

We couldn't get definitive times for any of the dashes and shuttles, but Polk said he heard he ran a 4.45 hand-timed and 4.49 electronic. We also heard whispers of Quinton Richardson running high 4.3 - low 4.4's. He definitely looked fast.

As far as other testing numbers, we were able to confirm that McDowell jumped 36 inches in the vertical jump, and Savannah jumped 35.5 inches.

We will also will have a Q&A with Draft expert Rob Rang up later; he said he could see Polk going as high as a late 1st-round pick. Said he's arguably the best RB after Trent Richardson. Said he could see Kelemete start to get looks in the late 3rd round, but all depends on how teams project a possible move to RT. Ta'amu could be 4-5th round and he said he'd look at Kearse as a 7th-rounder right now due to inconsistency. Said Cort is probably on the outside looking in as far as the draft goes, but said he's the kind of guy that once he gets on a roster he'll be hard to cut.

Also look for quotes from Polk, Thompson, Ta'amu, Kelemete, Dennison, Kearse and Savannah up a little bit later tonight.


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