Pro Day March 17 Update

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Here’s our initial report pro day from Oregon State as well as an update from Arizona State.

I’m told about two dozen teams were on hand for Oregon State pro day including the New York Jets, who sent their defensive backs and special teams coach.

Receiver Victor Bolden timed 4.53s in the 40 while his best three-cone timed 6.69s. Both marks were slightly better than his combine performance.

Bolden is one of those guys who plays much faster than his 40 time. On film he’s a big-play threat at receiver and as a return specialist. Afterwards Bolden spent a bit of time with the New York Jets, who feel the addition of Bolden would immediately improve their return game.

Treston Decoud timed the 40 in the mid-4.5s with a number of teams reading 4.55s on their stop watch. His vertical jump hit 30.5 inches.

Like his teammate, Decoud is a much better football player than pure athlete. He’s a solid cornerback but the lack of pure speed, both in the 40 and on film, makes me believe he’s better off inside at safety.

The team's other defensive back, Devin Chappell, posted a 35-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-8 broad and completed 17 reps on the bench. He timed 4.61s in the 40, 4.32s in the short shuttle and 7.09s in the three-cone.

He later interviewed with the Miami Dolphins.

Offensive lineman Dustin Stanton measured 6054 and 300 pounds, touched 30 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-1 in the broad and completed 19 reps on the bench. His 40 time clocked as fast as 5.19s.

Stanton began his college career at tight end then went on to start at both guard and tackle on the right side for the Beavers yet many teams -- the Atlanta Falcons being first and foremost -- like his potential at center.

Stanton had been training with former New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss in the lead up to pro day and did some snapping to Drew Bledsoe, the first pick of the 1993 draft. I’m told the New York Jets also have an interest in Stanton.

Linebacker Caleb Saulo timed 4.9s in the 40, 4.59s in the short shuttle and 7.44s in the three-cone. He also touched 30 inches in the vertical jump.

Small-school tight end Andrey Avgi of Western Oregon also took part in the workout and turned some heads.

Avgi, who played four years of basketball at Western Oregon and spent just two on the gridiron, measured 6050 and 263 pounds, completed 17 reps on the bench and touched 35.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-2 in the broad. His 40 timed 4.77s, while the short shuttle clocked 4.12s and three-cone 6.90s.

Avgi is an intriguing prospect, as he’s a talented athlete with terrific size. He met with the Miami Dolphins on Thursday night and is drawing interest from the Cleveland Browns.

Arizona State

Sun Devils receiver and return specialist Tim White clocked 4.52s in the 40 and touched 38.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-10 in the broad. He did an array of receiver drills while also fielding punts and kicks.

White projects as a slot receiver and return specialist at the next level. The New York Giants are bringing him to town for a visit.

Some of the kicks White fielded were from the leg of Zane Gonzalez who, as we stated, will be the first kicker off the board and is projected as a middle-round pick.

I’m told Gonzalez looked good during pro day. He’s already been worked out privately by the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs