Thanks to the illustrious fellow MHR poster Sewer Goblin, I have endeavored to write more, so as to get my name out there in additional outlets other than Twitter. So, as I seek to enhance my profile, it does bear mentioning that Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio made an appearance at Starkville, Miss. Wednesday at Mississippi State's Pro Day.
Del Rio was among 21 different NFL representatives at the SEC school to see several Bulldogs prospects before the NFL Collegiate Draft commences this April.
Among those Del Rio saw were 6'2" 186-pound corner Jonathan Banks who looked "great" in his workout according to NFL.com veteran columnist Gil Brandt, a longtime scout for the Dallas Cowboys who you can see make cameos on NFL Network periodically.
Brandt reported that Banks ran a 4.58 40-yard dash and a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump as well as a 10-foot-6 broad jump.
His MSU teammate, Darius Slay, who has won the admiration of many of us at MHR regrettably pulled a muscle as he ran the 60-yard shuttle but prior to this, he obtained a 31 1/2-inch vertical jump and is best remembered for his swift 40 time (4.36) at the combine last month in Indianapolis.
Regrettably, I wanted to find more information on Eastern Washington wide receiver Brandon Kaufman's workout at Cheney, Wash. today because at 6'5" and 216 pounds, he has an NFL-sized body and incredible hands.
Since I watch the I-AA playoffs every year, I have seen him in action and he is highly productive, and perhaps another tall friend Peyton Manning, and later Brock Osweiller, would love to have.
The Denver native amassed 93 receptions, 1,850 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012 alone, while his 16 scores represent nearly half of his career collegiate receiving touchdowns as he has 33.
Don't overlook I-AA talent, after all that's where Shannon Sharpe, Darren Sharper and many other Super Bowl champions played their college ball. Hopefully you guys liked this, and I'll try to scour Pro Day sites more effectively. Let me know what you think!