Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Auburn's Pro Day results
By Edward Aschoff
Ten former Auburn players worked out at the Tigers' Pro Day Tuesday.
Though offensive lineman Brandon Mosley figures to have the highest draft stock of any of the former Auburn football players, Tuesday served as one of the last chances for players to impress pro scouts before April's NFL draft.
Mosley, who participated in the NFL combine in Indianapolis, didn't go through drills Tuesday, but did measure in at 6-5 1/2 and 311 pounds. That's actually half an inch shorter and three pounds lighter than what he measured in at in Indy.
Linebacker Eltoro Freeman was clocked with a fastest 40-yard dash time of 4.7, which would have put him right outside of the top 10 for linebackers at the combine. He also put up 28 reps of 225 on the bench press, which would have tied him for fifth at the combine for linebackers. He sported an impressive vertical jump (36.5), though his 60-yard shuffle time was 11.74.
"I felt great," Freeman said Tuesday. "I felt like I came out and tested well. It’s just a blessing for me to be living my dream. I’m going to cherish every moment of this."
Defensive back Neiko Thorpe also worked out and posted a 4.4 in the 40, which would have tied him for third for defensive backs at the combine and his vertical of 38.0 would have tied him for fourth. However, Thorpe did slip during the 60-yard shuffle, posting a time of 11.87 and put up only four reps on bench press.
Still, he was happy with his day.
"I felt like I did good," he said. "I felt like I took advantage of the opportunity. Of course, like any athlete, I felt like there were a lot of areas I really wanted to do better in. Overall, I felt like I did really good."
Quarterback Barrett Trotter also took part in the festivities. He ran a 4.82 in the 40 and had a 34.0 in the vertical jump. Both would have been top-10 performances at the combine.
Here's a look at how all 10 participants did Tuesday:
You can check out more quotes and see photos from Pro Day on Auburn's official team website.