Pro Day March 14: Kansas State & South Carolina

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

I’m still waiting for a few numbers from both the South Carolina and Kansas State pro days, but even without them there were some terrific performances.

Kansas State

Jordan Willis continued his assault up draft boards.

He understandably stood on his remarkable combine numbers, but Willis participated in positions drills at both linebacker and defensive end and looked terrific.

Those on hand said Willis looked as fluid as the two KSU linebackers who worked out. He was smooth in his backpedal and easily moved in space. As one team put it, Willis is a terrific athlete with high character and an easy evaluation with no holes.

The Philadelphia Eagles had their defensive line coach on hand, while the Tampa Bay Bucs sent their assistant defensive line coach to the pro day. Over the next 10 days, Willis has five private workouts on his schedule.

Linebacker Charmeachealle Moore had a terrific day.

After measuring 5115 and 230 pounds, Moore completed 22 reps on the bench, touched 34 inches on the vertical jump and 10-feet even in the broad jump.

His time in the 40 came in as low as 4.61s. Moore looked terrific in position drills.

I’m told he met with seven teams afterwards, with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Kansas City Chiefs spending a little extra time with Moore to administer combine-like personality tests.

South Carolina

Results are dribbling in from South Carolina pro day, and it seems defensive end/outside linebacker Darius English performed exceedingly well.

English measured 6053 and 248 pounds, 12 pounds heavier than his Shrine Game weight. He completed 19 reps on the bench press, touched 35 inches on the vertical jump and 10-foot-9 on the broad jump.  He timed the 40 in the low 4.7s then did both defensive end and linebacker drills.

As we stated in our scouting report, English was ignored by scouts entering the season and was not invited to the combine. Despite that he has all the makings of a designated pass rusher at the next level and can come out of a three-point stance or stand up over tackle.

The Los Angeles Chargers and Cleveland Browns both met with English.

The only numbers I have thus far on linebacker T.J. Holloman are his 23 reps on the bench press -- a solid number. The more interesting note is the fact the New England Patriots attended the workout specifically to watch Holloman. In fact I’m told the franchise spent a great deal of time with him during the College Gridiron Showcase in Texas, which took place during the second week of January.

Holloman is the type of prospect the Patriots select late in the draft and eventually turn into a starting linebacker.