UW Pro-Day & Supplemental Draft Prospect?

We move out to the Pac Ten and take a quick look at the University of Washington's Pro-Day as well as what could be one of the first names bandied about for a potential supplemental draft.

One of the better performances at Washington's Pro-Day could well be pass rush specialist Kai Ellis. An undersized speed rusher, we project Ellis as an outside linebacker in a three-four alignment at the next level and measuring in at 6-3/248, Ellis ran a 4.75-4.80 on stop watches and pushed up 22 reps on the bench. The results probably pushed Ellis into the late rounds.

Part time ball carrier Braxton Clemon hit the measuring tapes at 5-11/220, then ran a 4.67, benched pressed 225-pounds 23 times and popped off a 40.5 inch vertical jump.

Linebacker Ben Mahdavi showed well and at 236-pounds clocked a 4.66-forty and measured a 36.5-inch vertical.

A pair of pass catchers improved their times from the combine as receiver Kevin Ware knocked one-tenth off his combine forty averaging a 4.69.

In other news from the Pac Ten, the TFY Draft Preview has learned that Arizona running back Clarence Farmer, considered a top prospect in the near future, has been indefinitely suspended from the Wildcat football team. Though no final word is expected for some time, many in the program are planning for life without Farmer next season as they prepare for the start of spring football.

Much maligned coach John Mackovic, who barely survived a mutiny in Tucson last year and is now suffering from defections within his coaching staff, must make a decision soon on the Wildcat future of Farmer.

If Farmer is left off the squad for good it is quite possible he would enter a supplemental draft in July. Coming into the 2002 season Farmer was ranked as one of the top three running back prospects before suffering a season ending knee injury four games into the season. This situation bears watching.

Tony Pauline
TFY Draft Preview


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