ASU, Other Pro Days

NFL personnel, including a Vikings representative, made their way to watch Terrell Suggs and other members of the Arizona State Sun Devils work out Thursday. Here are notes from that Pro Day, along with notes from Florida's workout last week and info from the South Florida Pro Day, and a look at a late-round prospect the Vikings are showing interest in.

Depending on whose watch you were reading, rush specialist Terrell Suggs timed in the high 4.7 area (4.78) to the mid-4.8 region on both of his runs during the 40. His vertical jump was 33.5 inches and Suggs completed 19 repetitions on the bench. His pair of short shuttle runs averaged in the 4.31 area, while his three-cone run timed in around 7.4 seconds. All this after weighing in at 257 pounds.

Suggs did well afterwards in the drill segment of his workout, so much so that TFY Draft Preview has learned the Houston Texans will stick around one more day specifically to work Suggs out at linebacker. This is significant, as many feel Suggs' best position is standing up over tackle in a 3-4 scheme. It is also important as we have stated for a while that another player the Texans are high on is Tully Banta-Cain, yet another an undersized pass rusher.

Elsewhere, Shaun McDonald clocked a pair of 40s in the 4.42/4.39 range. McDonald has jumped up charts as he also scored a 35 on the Wonderlic test, though several teams will not draft him early because he is so short.

At Florida last week, receiver Taylor Jacobs ran a pair of 40s that averaged 4.39 and turned in a 37-inch vertical jump. Defensive tackle Ian Scott ran 5.10 at 310 pounds, while Clint Mitchell improved his combine times and lowered to a 4.87 40. Earnest Graham was slow, running anywhere from a 4.75 to a 4.82 depending on whose watch you read, which was basically the same times as Aaron Walker.

A little southwest, the prospects from University of South Florida were burning it up. Middle linebacker Kawika Mitchell ran a 4.65, posted a 40-inch vertical leap, 10-0 broad jump and cranked out 28 reps on the bench, weighing in at 251 pounds.

Receiver/return specialist DeAndrew Rubin posted a 40 of 4.35, as did fellow pass catcher Hugh Smith.

Unheralded tight end Matt Huebner turned in a pair of solid pro days the past 10 days. On the 18th the St. Cloud State prospect measured in at 6-3-3/4 and 274 pounds, ran a pair of 40s in 4.67/ 4.68, three-cone of 7.09/ 7.11, with a 35.5 vertical, 9-8 broad and benched 225 pounds 23 times.

Huebner's numbers were almost identical Wednesday, but what was interesting were the teams that traveled out to watch him specifically. They included the Packers, Colts, Jets and Texans, as well as the Vikings, who may draft Huebner late.

Also, St. Cloud receiver Ben Nelson, a pass-catching machine and Division II All American, was consistently clocked between 4.46 and 4.50.

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