Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Jackets' pro day results
By Heather Dinich
Seven former Georgia Tech players participated in Monday's pro timing day on campus, including the four juniors who left school early to enter the NFL draft. The most interesting storyline was that B-back Jonathan Dwyer improved on his 40-yard dash time, which was clocked around a high 4.6 at last month's NFL combine in Indianapolis. On Monday he ran it in 4.52.
It's good to see Dwyer show improvement, but there was probably too much made about his combine time in the first place. Anyone who has paid attention to Georgia Tech over the past two seasons knows what Dwyer can do, and he'll probably be even more successful in a more traditional NFL offense.
Morgan Burnett, Derrick Morgan and Demaryius Thomas all participated on Monday, though Morgan didn't run the 40 and Thomas, who broke his foot while training for the combine, only did the measurements. He'll have his own pro day later this month.
Offensive lineman Cord Howard, who did not participate in the NFL combine, was also tested, along with linebacker Sedric Griffin and defensive back Martin Frierson.
Burnett posted an unofficial time of 4.42 in the 40-yard dash. Frierson ran it in 4.57, Griffin in 4.83 and Howard in 5.12. Howard had the most reps (25) in the 225-pound bench press, followed by Griffin (24) and Morgan (21).
Burnett had a vertical leap of 39.5 inches and a standing broad jump of 11 feet.