Pro-Day Report - Syracuse

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

There was a nice crowd on hand for the Syracuse pro day, as the program is on the upswing and the next-level talent continues to improve. The team’s two combine invitees sat on their combine numbers, while a potential late-round pick who was not on hand in Indianapolis performed well.

Defensive tackle Chris Slayton, who was a star during practices for the Shrine Game, sat on most of his combine numbers but did time 4.71 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.34 seconds in the three-cone, with the latter being a terrific mark.

The San Francisco 49ers ran him through defensive line drills. Slayton spent time with the Niners and also met with the New Orleans Saints.

Receiver Jamal Custis, who also stood out during Shrine Game practices, stood on his combine numbers but looked good in position drills.  He ran very good routes for a bigger receiver, he measured 6041 and 214 pounds at the combine, and snatched the ball with his hands.

Custis, who had 22 official interviews during combine week, met at length with the Detroit Lions today. The New York Jets are also fond of the ‘Cuse product, as much for his special-teams skill as well as his pass-catching ability.

Offensive tackle Koda Martin, a player we’ve graded as a potential late-round selection since his days at Texas A&M, had a solid outing.

Martin measured 6064 and 300 pounds, completed 24 reps on the bench press and touched 27 inches on the vertical jump and 8-foot-1 in the broad. His 40 timed as low as 5.10 seconds and he had a solid three-cone time in the 7.5s.

Martin met with the Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints and spoke at length with the Jacksonville Jaguars today.

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