Pro-Day Report - Kentucky Part II

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Safety Mike Edwards and tight end C.J. Conrad worked out for approximately 17 teams this morning, as neither player tested at the combine. Here’s the latest.

Edwards has been dealing with a broken right thumb and was cleared to start working out just three weeks ago, as doctors were concerned over potential infections inside his cast. He ran the 40 with a splint on his hand to reduce some of the weight-bearing pressure at the start.

He measured 5107 and 203 pounds and touched 37 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-8 in the broad jump. His 40 times ranged from a low of 4.48 seconds to a high of 4.56 seconds, and teams credited him with an “official” time of 4.52 seconds.

Edwards strained his hamstring during his second 40 and was unable to run the short shuttle or three-cone but did position drills. Those on hand tell me Edwards did a solid job considering his limited training and the injury sustained during the 40. Edwards leaves for Indianapolis tomorrow and will be attending the combine medical recheck which starts Wednesday.

The Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears and Baltimore Ravens had defensive backs coaches on hand for Edwards, who was the only Kentucky defensive back to workout today.

We presently grade Edwards as the sixth-best safety on our board, though there has been a shakeup at the top of the position that will be reflected in our updated rankings Friday. 

Tight end C.J. Conrad measured 6044 and 248 pounds. He touched 33 inches in the vertical jump and 9-foot-5 in the broad. His 40 timed between 4.70 seconds and 4.78 seconds, with 4.74 seconds being the average teams walked away with. Conrad also timed 7.03 seconds in the three-cone and 4.40 seconds in the short shuttle. He primarily did blocking drills today, as he participated in pass-catching drills during the first pro day.

Conrad was prevented from working out at the combine due to a dilated aortic valve but has since been cleared by cardiologists from Mass General Hospital.