Logan Payne, a 6-foot-2, 205-pound wide receiver was the standout performer on the afternoon. He is projected as a late draft pick or potential free agent.
Another player of possible interest to the Browns, John Mackey Award winner Matt Spaeth, did not participate in Pro Day due to his shoulder injury. Speath plans to hold his own timing day before the draft when his shoulder is more suitable for testing. Spaeth is ranked the No. 6 tight end available in the 2007 NFL Draft, according to Scout.com.
In addition to Payne, defensive back Trumaine Banks, defensive lineman Eric Clark and linebacker Mario Reese represented the Gophers at Pro Timing Day. The players were measured and tested for their vertical, broad jump, bench press, 40-yard dash and shuttle run.
Wide receiver Logan Payne was measured with a 39-inch vertical. He bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times, ran a 4.17 shuttle run and a 6.81 second cone drill. Payne ran a 4.61 and 4.58 40-yard dash.
Trumaine Banks bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times and ran a 4.67 and 4.67 40-yard dash.
Eric Clark bench pressed 225 pounds nine times, and ran a 5.22 and 5.21 40-yard dash.
Mario Reese bench 225 pounds 18 times.
LB/SS John Kunelius of Southwest Minnesota State, WR Cecil Elekwachi and DB Adrian Mitchell of Concordia St. Paul, WR Jonathon Hawks from Bemidji and LB/S John Tackmann of Winona State also participated in the testing.
Seventeen NFL scouts attended the Timing Day, according to our Minnesota affiliate, GoldenSports.net. In addition to the Browns, representatives from Minnesota, New England, the New York Giants, Green Bay, St. Louis, the New York Jets and Jacksonville were present.