Draft: NC State Defenders Could Be A Good Fit

NC State held its Pro Day on March 19th and top prospects DaJuan Morgan and DeMario Pressley displayed their skills. Scout.com's Chris Steuber tells you which other Wolfpack players participated and what two teams showed interest in a Wolfpack return specialist.

The Pro Day for NC State took place on March 19th with most of the NFL teams in attendance to watch 15 Wolfpack players, which included FS DaJuan Morgan and DT DeMario Pressley.

Players participating in the Pro Day did the bench press, broad jump and vertical jump in the Murphy Center with the rest of the drills taking place on the practice field.

In addition to Morgan and Pressley, the other NC State players participating were: FB Patrick Bedics, WR Darrell Blackman, DE Martrel Brown, WR John Dunlap, K Steven Hauschka, OL Kalani Heppe, LB Ernest Jones, LB James Martin, LB LeRue Rumph, FS Miguel Scott, TE Marcus Stone, CB Jimmie Sutton and DL Littleton Wright.

Morgan and Pressley were the only Wolfpack players at the Scouting Combine and they participated in all of the drills. But neither player stood on all of their performances from the Combine and decided to take part in various workouts at the Pro Day.

Morgan measured in at 6 feet, 203 pounds on Wednesday and decided to try to improve upon the 33-inch vertical he scored at the Combine. Morgan attained a 37-inch vertical and also participated in positional drills.

Pressley participated in everything at the Pro Day, except the bench press, which he performed at the Combine (28 reps). At 6-foot-3, 301 pounds, Pressley ran the 40 in 5.00 and also improved his vertical jump with a 28-inch effort.

The players ran the 40-yard dash on grass and some of the times were a little faster and a little slower than usual due to wind gusts that reached 30 MPH on Wednesday.

Two players that stood out at the Pro Day were WR Darrell Blackman and CB Jimmie Sutton. At 5-foot-11, 210 pounds, Blackman, who's an accomplished return specialist, displayed great speed in the 40 with a 4.42 with the wind and a 4.50 into the wind. He showed great athleticism with a 38.5-inch vertical, as well as a 10-foot even broad jump.

Blackman received extra attention from the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants, who had him catch punts and kicks.

Sutton, a possible sleeper in the draft, is a big corner at 5-foot-11 and 183 pounds, and possesses track-star speed. Sutton was timed at a 4.35 with the wind in the 40, and 4.42 into the wind. He also showed great athleticism with a 38-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 7-inch broad jump.

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999.

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