The Crimson Tide held their Pro Day today with 12 draft-eligible Crimson Tide players participating and all 32 NFL teams in attendance. Yes, ALL 32 NFL teams were at the University of Alabama, and they should be as they’re a ton of Alabama players in my NFL mock draft. So where was Katherine Webb? Oh, wait she’s already been drafted into the pros. And we’re already sick of Katherine Webb.
And A.J. McCarron is returning to school for his senior season.
Draft-eligible Crimson Tide athletes participating: D.J. Fluker (mocked at #20 to the Bears although that will change now with the Bushrod signing), Kelly Johnson, Nico Johnson, Barrett Jones (mocked at #24 to the Colts), Robert Lester, Jeremy Shelley, Damion Square, Carson Tinker, Chance Warmack mocked to Tennessee at #10 , Ranzell Watkins, Jesse Williams and Michael Williams.
Dee Milliner (I have him going top 5 to the Detroit Lions), Quinton Dial and Eddie Lacy (mocked at #28 to Denver) also weighed in and were measured, but did not work out for scouts on Wednesday due to injuries. Jones and Square were able to bench press and turned in good numbers with 27 and 23 reps, respectively.
Players started the day in the weight room where their weight, height, standing broad jump, vertical jump and bench press were checked. After finishing in the weight room they moved to the indoor football facility where they completed the 40-yard dash, agility testing and position specific position drills.
Jesse Williams (mocked at #31 to San Francisco), who played both defensive end and nose tackle at the Capstone, registered a sub-5.0 second 40-yard dash that was clocked between 4.78-4.90. Lester, who started at safety for three years for the Crimson Tide, turned in solid numbers with a 34.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump.
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