pro day potpourri

March 30, 2021

Pro day potpourri  … While we wait for today’s pro days, including ‘biggies’ at Alabama and Ohio State to get underway, a couple of follow-up notes from yesterday’s on-campus workouts. Most of the attention on Monday’s pro days, of course, was on the session at Miami where DEs Jaelin Phillips and Greg Rousseau worked out, but in fact there was at least one player on the GBN Big Board ranking of the top 200 prospects for the 2021 draft, now just 30 days away, working out at 6 of the 7 pro days that we were aware of yesterday. That included a couple of really good performances by a pair of third day prospects. It was a particularly impressive day for Louisiana RB Elijah Mitchell as he was credited with an unofficial 4.32 40 time at the Ragin’ Cajuns pro day. And he backed that up with some other very athletic numbers including a 37.5-inch vertical and agility test times of 4.18 in the short shuttle and 6.87 in the 3-cone drill. Meanwhile, NFL scouts also had to like what they saw from two-time all-MAC OT Tommy Doyle of Miami of Ohio. He certainly looked the part at 6-8, 320 with 35-inch arms. Doyle also moved surprisingly well for such a big guy as he posted a 40-clocking in the mid-5.1 range, had a 32-inch vertical and a 9-3 long jump, while posting times of 4.61 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.57 in the 3-cone drill, each of which would have been among the leaders at the position at the 2020 combine. For good measure he also tossed up 24 reps in the bench press which is more than acceptable for such a long player.