We must correct our earlier report from yesterday. The surface the players ran their 40's on was in fact astroturf, not grass. Three years ago when we were present at the USC pro-day the infield was grass but has since been changed to turf. The statement about players slipping in their runs holds true.
The consensus time for Dwayne Jarrett yesterday was 4.65.
One player who really stood out was linebacker Dallas Sartz. Measuring in at just under 6-feet-5-inches and weighing 232 pounds, Sartz ran his forties anywhere between 4.58-and-4.61 seconds. His vertical jump measured 33-inches with a broad jump of 9-feet-6-inches.
The Patriots are scheduled to privately workout Sartz tomorrow and the New York Jets will do the same in the coming days.
With a thin crop of outside linebackers available in April's draft the feeling in the scouting community is Sartz, who also had a terrific combine workout, could slide into the late part of the first day.
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According to sources both Jarrett and Smith looked outstanding catching the ball. People on hand applauded several of Smith's acrobatic receptions throughout the session. The practice field used for the receiver drills and shuttle times was slippery, just as the area where the players ran the forty was.
Jarrett has set up official visits with the Dallas Cowboys, Tennessee Titans and New York Giants. While usually interviews and physicals are done during these visits Jarrett has let it be known that he will bring his cleats and workout for teams if they desire.
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The 40's were run on the grass field as opposed to previous pro-days at USC when they would run on the track. Several players were slipping throughout their run.
Jarrett was timed as fast as 4.58 by the Atlanta Falcons and as slow as 4.66-seconds by some scouts.
His short shuttle times ranged anywhere from 4.14 seconds to 4.20 seconds.
Both Jarrett and Steve Smith are presently taking part in receiver drills. Reportedly both are looking fantastic.
The practice quarterback is CFL passer Rocky Butler of the Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Dwayne Jarrett has completed the jumping portion of the workout. His vertical jump measured 37-inches while his broad jump was 10-feet-4-inches.
Several big-name coaches are on hand to check out today's workout and are expected at Hawaii's pro day tomorrow, which takes place the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.
New York Jets coach Eric Mangini, New England Patriots general manager Scott Pioli and Randy Mueller of the Miami Dolphins will all be on hand to watch Cal-Poly defensive back Courtney Brown, who'll be taking part in the position drills on Thursday.
The three are presently in Arizona for the NFL owners meetings.
Brown blew scouts away running a 4.38 in the forty at the San Jose State earlier this month. He is not presently scheduled to run tomorrow but has not definitively decided against it either.
Washington quarterback Isaiah Stanback, who is working out in southern California, will also be a busy prospect the next few days. Stanback is having dinner with Randy Mueller this week and will then be taking official visits to see the Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and St. Louis Rams.