Notre Dame Pro-Day

Mike Frank of Irish Eyes, ( fills us in and a few of the happenings during yesterdays Pro-Day in South Bend.

Sean Mahan worked out at Indy and performed very well. Since he was very happy with his results (as were all the clubs expressing interest in him), he did not participate in any combine drills today at ND's pro day (March 19). He DID work out with the other offensive lineman (including snapping and shotgun snapping), and all the feedback was positive. He measured 6' 3 1/4" and weighed a little over 302 lbs. today. He will be performing offensive line drills at the March 26 pro day at the request of a number of o-line coaches.

Arnaz Battle participated in the forty and drastically improved his time from the combine ... he had a 4.43 best and 4.46 average, long jump (10-foot-1) and vertical jump (34-inch). He also caught the ball well in the receiver drills and fielded punts outside for several scouts/coaches -- didn't drop a ball. He measured 6' 1 1/2" and 210 lbs.

Safety Ron Israel (street FA, '02 undrafted rookie w/ Washington Redskins) returned to campus and worked out extremely well. His forty times averaged in the high 4.4s (don't have numbers yet), he posted a 4.00 short shuttle, a 6.95 3-cone, 20 reps on the bench, a 10-foot-4 long jump and a 35-inch vertical. He measured 6' 1" and 205 lbs. He's got a visit scheduled next week with the Broncos (postponed from today due to weather). As you may or may not know, ALL ND Pro Day drills take place on turf, including the 40-yard-dash. Therefore, no time is added or deducted for comparison purposes to the national scouting combine in Indy.

Jeff Faine impressed weighing in at 6-3/298 and turning in a 4.9 -forty, 36-inch vertical jump, 10-foot long jump, 25 reps on the bench press, 4.28 short shuttle, and 7.16 cone drill.

Mike Frank
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