Pro Day March 17: Middle Tennessee Update
Tony PaulineDraft Analyst Writer
A very Happy St Patrick’s Day to all -- at least to all who celebrate St Patty’s Day. There’s a light pro-day schedule on tap Friday, although some very important non-combine prospects will be working out for the first time in front of scouts.
Middle Tennessee & Tennessee State
Update 5 PM
Cutrer’s times ranged from the mid-to-high 4.4s. There was a stopwatch or two which read 4.50.
The Tennessee Titans ran the workout, and afterwards Cutrer met with the New York Giants and Arizona Cardinals.
First the back story -- the MTSU and Tennessee State pro day was held in unison at the Tennessee State indoor facility. The weather in that area of Tennessee was bad Friday with a lot of rain, and MTSU does not have an indoor facility.
I’ve been told by several people that the field turf at the indoor facility is terrible and players have been slipping all over the place.
MTSU cornerback Jeremy Cutrer is the big-ticket item Friday, though teams are also on hand for running back I'Tavius Mathers as well as the two players from TSU, offensive lineman Jessamen Dunker and defensive back Ezra Robinson.
As I posted earlier on Twitter, the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Tennessee Titans all have their general managers on hand.
The New Orleans Saints, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, Oakland Raiders, Tampa Bay Bucs, Buffalo Bills, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers and Arizona Cardinals are also on hand.
As of this posting, Cutrer and Robinson had just finished their workout. Unofficially Cutrer ran in the low-4.4s, which is a terrific time if it holds true.
The numbers for Mathers include measurements of 5011 and 203 pounds, 21 reps on the bench, 32 inches in the vertical jump, 10-foot-2 in the broad jump and times of 4.41s in the 40 and 7.12s in the three-cone.
More as it comes in.
Close to two dozen teams were on hand to watch receiver Zach Pascal.
His 40 times ranged between 4.48s to 4.53s, a slight improvement from his combine performance. His short shuttle time of 4.18s was one tenth faster.
Afterwards Pascal met with the New York Jets, Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.