Pro-Day Report - Rutgers

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The league was well-represented during Rutgers' pro day. All 32 teams were on hand, including defensive backs coaches from the Arizona Cardinals, Washington Redskins, New York Jets and New York Giants. Here’s the word.

Blessuan Austin entered the 2018 season graded as one of the top-rated cornerbacks from the senior class. His campaign was cut short on September 21, as Austin underwent a second surgery to repair an ACL he originally injured during the 2017 season.

Still just 70 percent, Austin timed 4.67 seconds in the 40 while also touching 35.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-3 in the broad jump.

He met with the New York Giants, Detroit Lions and San Francisco 49ers yesterday after having dinner with the Buffalo Bills the night before.

Austin hopes to run for scouts the week prior to the draft when he’ll be closer to 100 percent.

The team’s other cornerback, Isaiah Wharton, timed a best of 4.60 in the 40 and turned in a three-cone time of 6.93. He spent time with the Tennessee Titans and Indianapolis Colts.

Deonte Roberts, a sleeper at the linebacker position, measured 6011 and 230 pounds, completed 17 reps on the bench and touched 33.5 inches in the vertical jump. His best 40 mark came in at 4.64, and his three-cone timed 7.06.

Roberts met with the Atlanta Falcons and San Francisco 49ers. The Niners are showing Roberts a lot of love and may come calling for a workout soon.

Safety Kiy Hester timed 4.69 in the 40 after measuring 5116 and 209 pounds. He spent time with the Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns.

Saquan Hampton, the team’s other safety, sat on his combine 40 time of 4.48 but ran the short shuttle in a time of 4.29 and the three-cone in 6.94. He ran neither at the combine.

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