Pro Day March 30

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Texas A&M, Boise State, Tennessee-Chattanooga and Florida Atlantic are on today’s pro-day schedule. Here’s what’s happening thus far along with a few late notes from yesterday.


Defensive end Keionta Davis, a Senior Bowl participant, has looked good in the early going.

Davis measured 6031 and 268 pounds, completed 30 reps on the bench press and touched 37 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-1 in the broad jump.

His times in the 40 included 4.65s with the wind and 4.76s against the wind.


Defensive line coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles were on hand to put Davis through position drills, and by all accounts he looked good. He was solid in bag drills showing clean footwork and moving well. He was not asked to do any linebacker drills.

Davis met with the Cincinnati Bengals last night, something which must be noted.

Last week I was informed Tarell Basham of Ohio and Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon were second-round targets for the Bengals. Basham was listed as the team’s second-round choice in our recent two-round mock draft while I responded on Twitter yesterday that Cincinnati was considering Mixon in Round 2.

Should the team bypass Basham in favor of Mixon in the second round, Davis would be a legitimate contingency option in Round 3 or 4.

Offensive lineman Corey Levin went through drills and was solid. I’m told there were no offensive line coaches on hand.

Boise State

The workout is just getting started but 20 teams are on hand, including Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as well as linebacker coaches from the Dallas Cowboys and Buffalo Bills.


Tarell Basham ran through defensive line and linebacker drills after his workout and looked good. Scouts were impressed with his technique and athleticism. One scout commented that Basham displayed a “million-dollar rip move.”

Blair Brown and Casey Sayles were also impressive in drills.

Brown easily moved about the field showing speed and quickness. Sayles is one of my favorite no-name prospects. He’s a blue-collar player who gets the most from his ability, and I’m told his quickness and explosion stood out in drills.

Bowie State

Fourteen teams were on hand at the BSU pro day, including the Minnesota Vikings who sent their director of college scouting and the Jacksonville Jaguars who had their pro director on hand.

Receiver Nyme Manns was physically impressive measuring 6020 and 215 pounds, timing 4.57s in the 40 and posting a 37-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-2 broad jump. He looked good in position drills.

Stevenson cornerback Austin Tennessee, graded as a priority free agent entering the season, was less impressive. Tennessee timed 4.70s in the 40 and posted a 30-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-1 broad jump.


Indianapolis Colts general manager Chris Ballard was evidently on the Houston campus yesterday and met with linebacker Tyus Bowser as well as cornerback Brandon Wilson.