NFL scouts were really looking forward to this year’s Va Tech pro day in anticipation of a truly freakish work out by Hokies’ star CB Caleb Farley, however, that came to naught when he had to pull out after undergoing minor back surgery earlier this month. Okay, so let’s check out OT Christian Darrisaw, another Virginia Tech player with first-round credentials. Darrisaw measured in a little shorter than expected at 6-4.5, 326, but still with decent length with 34.5-inch arms. However, Darrisaw opted not to participate in the physical testing aspect of the Hokies’ workout and instead did only positional drills.
A couple of other former Hokie, though, did work out and had pretty good days. RB Khalil Herbert was a little short at under 5-9, but was a solid enough 210 pounds. He also ran the 40 in 4.45 seconds. While that’s fast for a RB, there are still some questions about his quickness as Herbert’s 1.63-second split over ten yards would have been one of the slowest at last year’s combine. His short shuttle (4.31) time was also somewhat pedestrian, however, 3-cone drill (6.96) time was very good. For the record, Herbert also had average scores of 33 in the vertical leap and 22 in the BP.
At 6-3, 226, SS Divine Deablo generated a few ‘legion of doom’ type whispers that only got a little louder when he was timed in 4.46 seconds in the 40, although none of his other numbers: 34-inch vertical; 10-6 LJ, 4.40 short shuttle and 7.12 3-cone drill time were anything special.
One interesting side note to the Virginia Tech work out was that Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy originally planned to attend the Hokies’ pro day, but pulled out once Farley announced he wouldn’t be able to work out indicating that CB likely is a major target for the Cowboys who pick 10th this year.