Pro Day March 15: Western Michigan, Wisconsin & Buffalo
Tony PaulineDraft Analyst Writer
There was a Corey Davis sighting at Western Michigan pro day, albeit in sweats. Here are the results from WMU, Wisconsin and Buffalo.
UPDATE 10 p.m.
Defensive end/outside linebacker Keion Adams, who entered the season graded as a mid-round pick by scouts, turned in a solid workout.
Adams measured 6015 and 245 pounds and timed 4.71s in the 40, 4.37s in the short shuttle and 7.36s in the three cone. He completed 27 reps on the bench and touched 36 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-4 in the broad.
Adams primarily participated in bag drills and linebacker drills. The New York Jets, Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns were all on hand and spent time with the potential pass rusher.
To update our report from earlier today, I’m told Carolina Panthers offensive line coach Ray Brown spent extensive time with Taylor Moton after the workout.
Another workout in the books at Western Michigan, though star receiver Davis did not participate. He did attend the workout, standing on the sidelines and speaking with teams throughout the morning.
Quarterback Zach Terrell looked the best he has all year.
Measuring 6012 and 212 pounds, the signal caller timed 4.97s in the 40, 7.36s in the three-cone and 4.34s in the short shuttle. He touched 28.5 inches in the vertical jump and 8-foot-7 in the broad.
Terrell, who has been working with quarterback coach Terry Shea, completed 50 of the 51 passes delivered. I’m told Coach Shea worked a lot on Terrell’s mechanics, refining his footwork and shortening his throwing motion, and it paid off. Terrell drove deep passes down field and displayed good velocity on the intermediate routes.
He has a workout set up with the Detroit Lions.
Receiver Michael Henry Jr. looked very good catching the ball today. A sleeper who took a back seat to Davis the past two seasons, Henry was fast and showed natural hands throughout the morning.
Offensive lineman Taylor Moton was the most popular guy in shorts today.
The Cincinnati Bengals spent an enormous amount of time with Moton, and those on hand believe the big blocker could be the team’s replacement for Kevin Zeitler, who just signed a monster free agent deal with the Cleveland Browns.
The Bengals had their offensive line coach as well as director of player personnel Duke Tobin spend time with Moton. Carolina Panthers offensive line coach Ray Brown was also on hand, and the Detroit Lions put Moton through drills late in the workout.
Wisconsin UPDATE 4:25 p.m.
The Badgers' pro day has ended and results are coming in. All 32 teams were on hand as Wisconsin claims as many as four top-100 prospects.
I’m told the vast majority of the crowd today -- estimated to be 65 NFL scouts, coaches and general managers -- was primarily on hand to watch the Badgers' two star linebackers T.J. Watt and Vincent Biegel. Once the pair of linebackers finished their workouts, the crowd thinned considerably.
Both players had dinner with Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert and head coach Mike Tomlin last night and were put through linebacker drills today by Joey Porter, the team's linebacker coach.
New York Jets linebacker coach Kevin Greene, who ran part of the Youngstown State workout yesterday, also directed the two linebackers for a portion of the drills.
Both Watt and Beigel looked terrific in drills. I’m told each displayed a smooth, fluid backpedal and easy hip turn and looked natural moving in reverse when simulating pass coverage. Both also caught the ball well, something that was expected from Watt, a former tight end.
Beigel did retime the short shuttle and clocked in the 4.07s to 4.10s range, an improvement form his combine mark of 4.3s.
Those in the know tell me the Steelers like both linebackers but probably wouldn’t part with a first-round pick for Watt and wouldn’t expect him to be available in the second frame.
That makes Biegel in Round 3 the most likely scenario, and based on our rankings it’s a pick well-justified.
It was a good workout for running back Corey Clement after his disappointing performance at the combine.
Clement timed in the low to mid 4.5s (4.53s/4.56s), a significant improvement from Indianapolis. His other marks included under 4.1s in the short shuttle and 7.03s in the three-cone.
Clement looked good in drills and looked exceptional catching the ball.
It was a real good day for unheralded tight end Mason Schreck.
Schreck’s average 40 time was in the low 4.7’s, a full tenth faster than expected. He completed 18 reps on the bench and touched 34.5 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-8 in the broad.
Schreck has a pre-draft visit with the Detroit Lions set up.