Slow times at Pitt pro day … Kind of a disappointing day at the Pitt pro day workout earlier today. Safety Paris Ford, for example, had some downright terrible numbers as barely cracked the 4.9 mark in the 40 and couldn’t get over 30 inches in the vertical. DT Jaylen Twyman did impress with 40 reps in the bench press, but like Ford his 40-time of over 5.40 seconds was way too slow for a 6-1, 302-pound defensive lineman. If there was any consolation for Twyman its that his 10-yard split time of 1.75 isn’t bad for a DT.
The Pitt guys the NFL really wanted to see, though, were DEs Patrick Jones and Rashad Weaver. Both looked the part measuring in at around 6-4, 260; they also both featured 33-inch plus arms and both had solid (for their size) vertical leaps of around 33-inches. However, neither impressed with BP totals of 22 and 20 respectively. And Weaver’s 40-time of 4.83 was kind of pedestrian for an edge rusher that size, although his shuttle times of 4.30 seconds in the short shuttle and 6.98 in the 3-cone drill were better. Jones also reportedly ran the 40 in the 4.8 range but tweaked a hamstring in the process and sat out the rest of the physical drills. Meanwhile, the one former Panther that may have helped himself was unheralded Jason Pinnock who did not receive a combine invitation, despite starting 19 games over the past three seasons at Pitt. Pinnock ran a 4.49 40-yard dash and had a vertical jump of 39.5 inches.