In this latest foray into NFL Pro Days which are occurring throughout Division I collegiate campuses, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill hosted a pro day which saw more than 40 NFL personnel, including head coaches and general managers descend upon Tobacco Road, including Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Jacksonville Jaguars head man Gus Bradley
Among the star Tar Heels working out for scouts was Jonathan Cooper of Wilmington, N.C., a guard who many draft experts deem to be a first-round prospect.
According to UNC's official athletic Website, www.goheels.com, wideout Jheranie Boyd was the star performer as he ran a 4.4-second 40-yard dash as well as a 41 1/2-inch vertical leap, complimented by an 11-foot broad jump.
Additionally, the Texas Longhorns, long a hotbed program for pro prospects, hosted a Pro Day Tuesday and while vaunted safety Kenny Vaccaro said he felt bad he wasn't healthy enough to work out because of a hip flexer, the safety says he's "excited" about being invited to Radio City Music Hall for the NFL Draft next month.
One Longhorn I did get a report on was tailback Jeremy Hills who ran 4.38 and 4.42-second 40-yard dashes while posting a 35.5 vertical jump as well as a 9.7-broad jump, impressive stats for a prospect who suffered a serious leg injury this past November.
While I could find no information on the Southeastern Louisiana Pro Day, which occurred Tuesday at Hammond, La., cornerback Robert Alford earned rave reviews at the Combine at Indianapolis and of course, we know that Broncos brass was at South Bend, Ind. to check on Manti Te'o. Hopefully, that is a bad joke, nothing more.