DA Draft Buzz: April 8

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Cornerback Damontae Kazee has a dozen workouts on his schedule. Elijah McGuire is set to visit two running-back needy teams while sleeper defensive tackle prospect Jonathan Taylor impresses scouts during pro day.

San Diego State cornerback Damontae Kazee, presently graded as a potential third-round choice on our board, has a dozen workouts on his schedule thus far. Among the dozen are the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, Dallas Cowboys, Arizona Cardinals and Minnesota Vikings.

Louisiana-Lafayette had its pro day last week, and nine running back coaches were on hand to watch Elijah McGuire, who we grade as a fourth-round prospect.

McGuire stood on his combine numbers but participated in running back drills. He looked terrific catching the ball and projects well as a third-down back. McGuire’s schedule includes workouts with the Atlanta Falcons and the Carolina Panthers. His list of visits include the Falcons and New York Giants.

Rajin’ Cajuns receiver Al Riles impressed teams during the same workout.

The former linebacker measured 6-feet and 210 pounds and timed 4.48s/4.51s in the 40, 6.72s in the three cone and 4.01s in the short shuttle.

Staying in the state Bayou State, Southeastern Louisiana defensive tackle Jonathan Taylor turned in an impressive workout Friday when he was a participant in Tulane’s pro day.

Taylor measured 6050 and 349 pounds, completed 30 reps on the bench and touched 27 inches in the vertical jump and 8-foot-9 in the broad jump. He ran the 40 in times of, get ready for this, 4.95s and 4.91s.

Taylor is getting a lot of interest from the Atlanta Falcons.

During the Southern Miss pro day last week, center Cameron Tom, a participant in the Shrine Game, measured 6036 and 300 pounds, completed 23 reps on the bench press and timed 4.87s in the forty, 4.59s in the short shuttle and 7.59s in the three-cone. He also hit 32.5 inches in the vertical jump.

The San Diego Chargers have already brought Tom in for an official visit,