Pro Day March 15
Tony PaulineDraft Analyst Writer
Today’s pro-day schedule includes Western Michigan -- minus receiver Corey Davis -- as well as Wisconsin, Arkansas, Virginia Tech and Georgia. We’ll start off with some housecleaning from yesterday.
Outside linebacker Elijah Lee, one of the bigger combine snubs on our board, had a terrific workout.
Measuring 6025 and 229 pounds, Lee completed 18 reps on the bench, touched 38 inches in the vertical jump and reached 10-foot-2 in the broad jump. His 40 time clocked 4.65s, the short shuttle came in at 4.27s and his three-cone was 6.91s.
After the workout, Lee spent extensive time with the Miami Dolphins and Minnesota Vikings as well as the Arizona Cardinals. Lee has an official predraft visit on his schedule with the Minnesota Vikings and a workout with the Detroit Lions.
We originally stamped Lee as a potential fourth-round choice but moved him down a bit since the combine snub. No legitimate reason was given for not inviting Lee, who is one of the better 4-3 weak side linebackers in the draft, to the combine. He makes a lot of sense in the middle rounds for the Vikings, who lack depth at weakside linebacker.
From yesterday’s San Jose State pro day, I can tell you receiver Tim Crawley was interviewed by the Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons after the workout.
Also from the Mountain West, the Detroit Lions will be working out UNLV defensive end Jeremiah Valoaga.
With all the mention of the quality top-45 talent at Washington’s pro day, offensive lineman Jake Eldrenkamp slipped through the media talking points, but he is garnering interest in the scouting community.
A two-year starter, Eldrenkamp is a late-round/free-agent type but is a tough, smart blocker. Teams love his approach and football intelligence and feel he could be an asset on the depth chart. The Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2016, he has multiple six-figure offers in business but is choosing to pursue an NFL career. The Detroit Lions took him to dinner the night before pro day.