Florida State Pro-Day

The second major pro-day in the state of Florida took place today as scouts moved north to Tallahassee, timing and measuring the draft eligible Seminoles. While this years' timing event was not as highly anticipated as it has been in previous years there were several solid performances.

The highlight of the day was receiver Talman Gardner, who improved his combine time by more than one-tenth of a second running a 4.32 at 209-pounds. Anquan Boldin improved from what was a woeful performance in Indianapolis but was still slow clocking a 4.58-forty.

Several offensive linemen from today and yesterday's Seminole roster showed well for scouts. Todd Williams moved his 342-pound frame to a 5.04 after completing 31-repitiions on the bench then extended to a 33-inch vertical jump. The other Williams, Brett, improved his combine time almost .2 clocking a 5.08 but only completed 24 reps at 225-pounds on the bench. Montrae Holland looked ordinary with a 5.17 forty, weighing 326-pounds. His vertical of 28-inches was also not impressive.

The surprise of the group may have been Otis Duhart. The former FSU guard was injured most of his senior campaign in 2001 and went undrafted April of 2002. Looking for a job, Duhart was impressive running a 5.17 and turning in 31-reps on the bench.

Another top performance was turned in by oft-injured defensive tackle Eric Powell. Originally set to graduate last April, Powell received a medical redshirt after missing the final 10-games of the 2001 season. The defensive tackle ran a 4.60 weighing 268 pounds then turned in a 38-inch vertical jump.

Alonzo Jackson again was unimpressive. Known as a speed rusher, Jackson could only top a 4.75-forty and completed just 15 reps on the bench, one more than his combine total.

Nick Maddox, OJ Jackson and Malcolm Tatum also preformed for scouts.

Tony Pauline
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