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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Monday, March 15, 3:48 p.m. Several LSU Tigers drew rave reviews today after their pro-day workout. Cornerback Chris Hawkins came away a big winner. After improving his 40 time, Hawkins looked the best of all the defensive backs in position ...

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Old 03-15-2010, 05:33 PM   #1
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LSU & Georgia Tech Pro Days

Monday, March 15, 3:48 p.m.
Several LSU Tigers drew rave reviews today after their pro-day workout.

Cornerback Chris Hawkins came away a big winner. After improving his 40 time, Hawkins looked the best of all the defensive backs in position drills. Unlike the combine, his footwork and hip movement today was fluid and quick. Hawkins may have just secured a spot for himself in the middle rounds.

Though he did not run well, safety Chad Jones looked very good in position drills after a slow start. He was quick changing direction, fast to the sidelines and caught the ball well simulating an interception. Jones looked like a centerfielder today, which was not the case at the combine.

Charles Scott also looked like a big-time prospect in drills. His footwork was better than expected and Scott displayed a good amount of quickness. The big back may finally be putting concerns about the collarbone he broke four months ago behind him.

Monday, March 15, 2:38 p.m.
For the most part, the 40 times at LSU have been fast this afternoon as a number of players have improved their combine marks. Several sleeper prospects who were not invited to the combine have also impressed scouts.

Running back Charles Scott ran 4.53 seconds during each of his two attempts in the 40. That's much better than his combine times which were electronically timed at 4.75 and 4.72.

Cornerback Chris Hawkins, 4.53 at the combine, was also faster. Hawkins posted 40 times in the very low 4.4 area an improved his vertical jump to 36.5 inches (35 in Indianapolis).

Keiland Williams, who did not run at the combine due to an ankle injury, was surprisingly fast today. The 231-pound running back stopped watches in the low 4.5s during the 40, with some scouts timing him as fast as 4.51.

Of the players not invited to the combine, safety Danny McCary has been the most impressive. McCray weighed 214, completed 24 reps on the bench and ran a 4.46 in the 40.

Others have not fared as well.

Brandon LaFell was only slightly faster today than in Indianapolis last month. Both of his 40 times hovered in the mid-4.5s. Safety Chad Jones also ran similar times and completed just 11 reps on the bench.

Monday, March 15, 12:52 p.m.
Receiver Demaryius Thomas did attend the Georgia Tech pro day today in Atlanta. With a boot still on his surgically repaired left foot, Thomas walked without the aid of crutches and by all accounts was moving very well.

Jonathan Dwyer looked very impressive from start to finish. In similar fashion to his combine performance, Dwyer looked terrific in drills, effortlessly moving around and looking in great shape. Unlike Indianapolis, Dwyer was swift in the 40, clocking times which read in the mid-4.55 area, almost .15 faster than his time at the combine. This will restore Dwyer's draft ranking and he now battles Ryan Mathews of Fresno State and Jahvid Best of Cal for the right to be the second running back selected in next month's draft after C.J. Spiller of Clemson.

Safety Morgan Burnett, who did not participate in combine workouts due to a strained left hamstring, has turned heads today. Burnett started the day by posting a vertical jump of 40 inches and a broad jump of 11-feet. Most clocked his 40 times in the mid-4.4 range, with some timing Burnett as fast as 4.42.

Defensive end Derrick Morgan stood on his solid combine numbers but is participating in position drills. Morgan looks good and the consensus is he's assured to be a top 12 pick in the draft.



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Old 03-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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Re: LSU & Georgia Tech Pro Days

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Safety Morgan Burnett, who did not participate in combine workouts due to a strained left hamstring, has turned heads today. Burnett started the day by posting a vertical jump of 40 inches and a broad jump of 11-feet. Most clocked his 40 times in the mid-4.4 range, with some timing Burnett as fast as 4.42.

He can play either safety position and teams may be inclined to look at him at FS because of his ball skills, but he'd be an impact player in the box too. Hmm a SS with the hands of a FS? Sounds tempting

Also playing around with
Chris Cook, CB/FS, Virginia, 6-2, 212, 4.43in the second.
Robert Johnson, Utah, FS, 6021, 236, 4.52 in the 4th

Then you got the great unknown man for 2010

CB, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, Indiana of Pennsylvania, 6-1, 205, 4.43

Never happy with secondary I guess

Chris Hawkins as a late round project? not a bad idea
or CB, A.J. Wallace, Penn State, 6011, 195, 4.43

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