Duke pro day

March 29, 2021

Despite the fact that the Blue Devils were just 2-9 last fall, 31 of the NFL’s 32 team were at the Duke pro day. Many were there to see the Blue Devils edge-rushing combo of DEs Chris Rumph and Victor Dimukeje who combined to register 15.5 sacks between them last fall. Unfortunately, though, Rumph was unable to work out because of a hamstring issue, although he did measure in at 6-3, 244 with 33-inch arms. Dimukeje also featured 33-inch arms although he actually measured in at a somewhat odd-sized 6-1.5, 262. He also tested okay posting 28 reps in the BP, along with a 34.5-inch vertical and a 4.78 40 clocking, as well as times of 7.09 in the 3-cone and 4.35 in the short shuttle, both of which would have been among the best times at the 2020 combine.

Meanwhile, CB Mark Gilbert gave NFL teams something to chew on at Duke’s pro day. Gilbert looked all the part of a future first rounder when he picked off 6 passes in 2017, but played in just two games over the next three years because of hip and foot injuries. However, Gilbert was healthy for the Duke pro day as he ran the 40 in 4.36 seconds and had a 36-inch vertical, although his shuttle times of 6.96 in the 3-cone drill and 4.27 in the short shuttle were rather average. Gilbert also isn’t the biggest corner out there as he measured in at 6-0, 186 with 31.5 inch arms.

TE Noah Gray is also somewhat undersized after measuring in at just 6-2, 240 with just 31.5 inch arms. However, Gray did run very well with a 4.52 40 clocking and a very quick 6.72 3-cone drill time. Indeed, only one TE was under 7-flat at the 2020 combine. SS Michael Carter and RB Deon Jackson also ran well with 40 times in the low 4.3s, although neither is considered a prime prospect. Carter is very much undersized at 5-9.5, 184 with 29-inch arms. Meanwhile, while Jackson (5-11, 218) was credited with a 4.32 40 he also had a 4.50 short shuttle which is very slow, although his 36-inch vertical and 7.09 3-cone drill time were more in line with a fast guy.