Pro Day March 31: Texas A&M-Commerce

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Almost a dozen teams showed up in northern Texas to watch three next-level prospects work out.

One of the main attractions was former Baylor safety Travon Blanchard, who transferred to A&M-Commerce after being dismissed from the Bears program. 

It started well for Blanchard, who was graded as a potential third-round pick by scouts before the season began, as he measured 6027 and 209 pounds and touched 34 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-9 in the broad. The big safety strained a hamstring during his first attempt in the 40 and completed position drills at about 60 percent health.

Teams have expressed interest in working Blanchard out before the draft if he’s healthy. The safety was dismissed from Baylor after a domestic dispute allegation. A final hearing for Blanchard is set for April 10, and coaches from A&M-Commerce are squarely in his corner based on the evidence.

Cornerback Yusef Sterling-Lowe ran poorly in the 4.6s but looked terrific in position drills. 

Quarterback Luis Perez had his second impressive performance of the week. 

Perez measured 6026 and 219 pounds and timed 4.97 in the forty, 7.10 in the three-cone and 4.37 in the short shuttle. He looked terrific in position drills and really threw the ball well. Perez was accurate and showed better-than-expected arm strength.

Perez was also the practice quarterback during the Texas A&M pro day earlier this week, and teams praised his ability to take charge of the workout, especially with all the focus on Johnny Manziel.

Scouts feel that Perez, who was not graded before the season, ranks as a solid priority free agent leaving the workout.