The Charlotte 49ers held their Pro Day last week and the Buffalo Bills were one of three teams in attendance. Former NFL linebacker Aaron Curry revealed that the Bills, Jets, and Panthers were in attendance.
Charlotte had six players participating in their Pro Day: RB Andrew Buie, ILB Caleb Clayton-Molby, Branden Dozier, Desmond Floyd, Ardy Holmes, and Cortezz Nixon. In addition to the six Charlotte 49ers on the field, two Johnson C. Smith players, and WR Marcus Leak participated in the Pro Day.
Buie transferred to Charlotte from West Virginia. This season he rushed for 527 yards and one touchdown with Charlotte. His best season came in 2012 with the Mountaineers. He rushed for 851 yards on 179 carries (4.8 YPC) and seven touchdowns while adding 318 yards receiving.
Clayton-Molby's bio on Charlotte's website notes that the inside linebacker started in 22 of 24 games played.Clayton-Molby holds the 49ers' career records for forced fumbles (six) and fumbles recovered (five). He's also second all-time with 147 career tackles according to the site.
Dozier, a 6'0" defensive back, had a 4.57 40-yard dash and benched 225 pounds 20 times. From his Charlotte bio:
Finished career with 49ers single-season school records with 86 tackles, 52 solo tackles and 11 PBU in 2014 … holds single-game record with 4 PBU at Campbell, 2014 and career mark with 13 PBU ... 49ers leading tackler as a junior who finished his career ranked 4th in tackles depsite playing two seasons...
Floyd transferred to Charlotte from Wake Forest. In 2015, the linebacker made four starts in nine games.
Holmes spent time at Marshall before joining Charlotte. The 5'9" defensive back didn't record any starts in 2015 but he served as the team's punt returner.
Nixon, a defensive back, played in 33 of 34 career games with the 49ers.
Besides Charlotte's players, Marcus Leak also took part in the pro day. Leak played in Maryland's spring game in 2015 and recorded three first half touchdowns, according to the Charlotte Observer. Unfortunately, Leak did not play with Maryland this season because he was academically ineligible.
Leak had a pretty strong pro day according to the Observer. The 6'1" and 212 pound wide receiver recorded a 4.49 40-yard dash, a 37 1/2 inch vertical, and put up 20 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. His size, speed, and vertical probably helped Leak stand out at the pro day. It wouldn't be a surprise if the Bills targeted Leak as an undrafted free agent.
Video of Charlotte's Pro Day can be seen below.
Although none of the players at the pro day are expected to be drafted, a few of them could get a call after the draft to attend a team's rookie camp.null