Pro-Day Report - Utah State & Weber State

nfl's picture

Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

It was a two-for-one pro day as scouts started at Utah State then drove to Weber State for a workout. There were some solid performances, plus a surprise attendee.

The Utah State workout was highlighted by skill players.

Tight end Dax Raymond re-did most of his combine testing, running 40 times which clocked as low as 4.58 seconds; a few watches had him in the 4.62 second area. He touched 33 inches on the vertical jump and completed 15 reps on the bench press.

Raymond caught the ball well during position work and looked explosive in blocking drills. The workout was run by Dan Campbell of the New Orleans Saints, and Raymond has an official visit with the team.

Junior running back Darwin Thompson measured 5080 and 198 pounds. He was timed at 4.47 seconds in the 40 and 4.15 seconds in the short shuttle. His other marks included 39 inches in the vertical jump, 10-foot-6 in the broad jump and 28 reps on the bench.

Thompson looked explosive in running-back drills and very good in pass-catching drills, and at one point he made a seemingly impossible reception behind his back.

He met at length with the Jacksonville Jaguars and has official visits set with the Arizona Cardinals and Seattle Seahawks.

*Please support by visiting our sponsors - thank you*

Receiver Ron'quavion Tarver timed in the 4.6s in the 40 and touched 33.5 inches in the vertical jump and 10-foot-2 in the broad jump.

Former Utah State running back Robert Turbin, who was released by the Indianapolis Colts last November, also worked out in the hopes of latching on with a team.

All eyes were on offensive lineman Iosua Opeta during the Weber State workout.

Opeta stood on his combine numbers, except for the short shuttle, and who could blame him?

In Indianapolis, Opeta completed 39 reps on the bench press, touched 33 inches in the vertical jump and timed 5.02 seconds in the 40. His short shuttle time of 4.67 seconds during pro day bettered his combine mark by 0.25 seconds.

Just about every team projects Opeta, who lined up at tackle for Weber State, to guard at the next level. He met with the New Orleans Saints Wednesday night.