Pro-Day Report - Fresno State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The entire league was on hand for Fresno State's pro day, as the program had three players participate at the combine. Two of those players significantly improved their 40 time today.

KeeSean Johnson, a favorite receiver of mine for almost two years, improved just about all his marks from his combine workout.

The consensus from most was that Johnson timed 4.53 seconds in the 40, although there were a number of watches that clocked him under 4.50. That’s one-tenth faster than Johnson’s time from Indianapolis. His 60-yard shuttle was an incredibly fast 10.96 seconds while his short shuttle came in at 3.81 seconds despite a slip.

Johnson’s also touched 32.5 inches in the vertical jump, an improvement of 2.5 inches from the combine. He looked terrific in position drills, just as he did in Indianapolis, running crisp routes and catching the ball well.

The Cincinnati Bengals had their assistant receivers coach on hand. He asked Johnson to run specific routes used by the Bengals after position drills ended and took the wideout to dinner this evening. He met at length with the Los Angeles Chargers last night, while the Detroit Lions sent front office personal to Fresno to watch Johnson’s pro day.

Johnson is scheduled to work out for the Arizona Cardinals next week.

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Safety Mike Bell, who timed 4.83 seconds at the combine, ran the 40 in 4.67 seconds today. He also touched 31 inches in the vertical jump.

Bell met with the Baltimore Ravens today.

Linebacker Jeff Allison stood on his combine time of 4.82 seconds and did not re-run the 40, which drew the ire of several scouts on hand, especially given the way Johnson and Bell improved their marks. Allison did receive praise for his position work.