Florida State pro day

March 22, 2021

It was kind of a mixed bag at the FSU pro day. On the one hand several former Noles at least held serve during their workout. CB Asante Samuel, for example, ran pretty well with a 40-clocking in the mid-4.4 range; he also had a solid 35-inch vertical and decent times of 4.13 in the short shuttle and 6.96 in the 3-cone drill that would have been middle of the pack at the position at the 2020 combine. If there was a downside to Samuel’s day its that he isn’t very big or long as he measured in at 5-10, 181 with just 30-inch arms. WR Tamorrion Terry also had a nice day. He measured in at 6-2.5, 207 with 33.5-inch arms; he also ran a solid 4.45 40 clocking, but his vertical (32.5) was a little below par for a top WR candidate. So was his short shuttle time of 4.53, whereas his 3-cone drill clocking of 7-flat was very good. Go figure!

DE Janarius Robinson also had a solid day. He certainly looked the part measuring in at 6-5, 263 with full-sized 35-inch arms. He also ran a decent 4.75 40, and had a decent 34-inch vertical, but was very quick in the agility drills in which his times of 4.40 in the short shuttle and 7.31 in the 3-cone would have been among the leaders at last year’s combine. Fellow DE Josh Kaindoh, a one-time big-time recruit for the Noles that never lived up to the hype, in large part because of injuries, also gave scouts something to think about as he measured in at 6-5, 260 with 34.5-inch arms. He also timed in the 4.75 range in the 40 while posting even quicker times in the agility drills than Robinson; he also had a very athletic 36.5-inch vertical.

One guy NFL scouts really wanted to see at the FSU pro day was DT Marvin Wilson, who not that long ago was thought of as a possible top ten prospect for the 2021 draft, but literally fell off the board this year. Wilson does look the part at 6-3.5, 303 with 33.5-inch arms, but he just wasn’t very athletic  running in the 5.15 range for the 40, although he was relatively quicker in the agility drills. At the same time, NFL personnel people didn’t get the best look at safety Hamsah Nasirildeen as he tweaked a hamstring and never did run the 40. He did measure in a full-sized 6-3, 215 with 34.5-inch arms, but only managed a 32-inch vertical.