Both of Northern Iowa’s legit NFL prospects had really good pro day workouts. OT Spencer Brown, who measured in at a rangy 6-8.5, 311 with 34.75 inch arms, tested very well for a player that size. He put up 29 reps in the bench press and then ran a very athletic 40 in the 4.9-flat range, while his shuttle times of 4.44 in the SS and 7.03 in the 3-cone were literally off-the-charts for an OL; indeed, both those times would have been tops among OL at the 2020 combine, and it wasn’t even close.
Meanwhile, DE Ellerson Smith, who had a solid week at the Senior Bowl, was just as good if not better. Like Brown, Smith at 6-6.5, 266 with 33-inch arms, has prototype length; he’s also got big hands at 10-5 inches. Smith ten put up 26 reps in the BP; had leaps of 41 inches in the vertical and 10-7 in the LJ; timed at just under 4.7 seconds in the 40, and posted elite level type shuttle runs a time of 4.39 seconds in the short shuttle, which would have been in the top 5 for the position at the 2020 combine.