Pro Day March 8: Washington State, Army & Fordham

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Small-school guys take center stage today, while a few of the bigger names won’t be working out. Let’s get to it.


The Fordham pro day actually took place a little west of the campus at the indoor facility on Columbia University. Two players stood out.

Running back Chase Edmonds stood on most of his combine numbers but looked terrific in position drills -- especially catching the ball -- for the 18 teams who were on hand. Edmonds ran more than a dozen routes coming out of the backfield and lined up as a receiver. He did re-run the three-cone (6.89) and short shuttle (4.00).

The Seattle Seahawks and Atlanta Falcons sent multiple people to watch Edmonds’ workout, and the running back spent time with the New York Jets, New York Giants and Tennessee Titans.

The other player who impressed scouts was Columbia cornerback Cameron Roane. Graded as a priority free agent before the season, Roane timed anywhere from the mid-4.3s to the low-4.4s in the 40. He touched 39 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-10 in the broad jump. 

Roane, who was measured at 5-foot-11 and 203 pounds last year during junior timing day, was estimated as a 4.6 guy in the 40. He pulled up during the shuttles and was unable to complete position drills. The expectation is that Roane will be invited to the local pro days for the Jets and Giants, where he will complete his workout.


Fast-rising Brett Toth, who was not allowed to work out at the combine after medicals revealed a Jones fracture in his foot, is set to complete a full workout in front of teams. The workout is presently taking place.

Update: Twenty teams showed up for the Army workout, and Toth was the only player participating. The tackle measured 6056 and 287 pounds, completed 16 reps on the bench and timed 5.09 in the 40, 4.55 in the short shuttle and 7.35 in the three-cone. During position drills, he looked smooth and much stronger than his bench number would lead people to believe.

Where will Toth be selected in the draft? Right now I’m hearing as early as the fourth round and as late as the sixth.

Washington State

The WSU pro day is also underway, and one player not participating is quarterback Luke Falk

Falk will be throwing at the Utah State pro day on March 28. Part of the reasoning is there are literally no receivers available to workout with Falk today. Suspended Cougars receiver Tavares Martin Jr, he of the 4.80 40 at the combine, was not allowed to participate in the workout.

The league’s 32 teams were notified about Falk’s plan a month ago.

Offensive tackle Cole Madison, another Cougar who worked out at the combine and put up good numbers in Indianapolis, will only participate in position drills.

Also of note, I was told today that Vita Vea is not completely recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered during his combine workout when he tore through the 40, and as a result he will not be participating in the Washington pro day this coming Saturday.

Update: The Washington State workout is complete and results are coming in.

Linebacker Frank Luvu, graded as a priority free agent before the season, timed 4.79 in the 40 and 6.97s in the three-cone and completed 21 reps on the bench press. Luvu, who looked good in drills, has official visits set up with the Detroit Lions and Oakland Raiders.

Cody O'Connell, one of the more underrated blockers in this year’s draft class who measured 6084 and 365 pounds at the Shrine Game, timed 5.58 in the 40 and 5.04 in the short shuttle. His other numbers included 28 reps on the bench and a vertical jump of 23 inches. O’Connell, who played guard at WSU, has the size and ability to back up at guard or right tackle at the next level.


A few housekeeping notes from yesterday.

I’m told cornerback Isaiah Oliver interviewed one-on-one with the Baltimore Ravens, Tampa Bay Bucs, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns.

Safety Afolabi Laguda, who we graded as a potential mid-round pick before the season, measured 6005 and 200 pounds, had an arm measurement of 33 7/8 inches, timed 4.53 in the 40 and posted a 36-inch vertical jump. He met with the Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns on pro day.