Pro Day - Villanova & Wesley

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Two small-school programs had separate workouts Friday, which were both well attended.

Villanova

The big winner from the Villanova pro day was unheralded defensive back Trey Johnson.

Johnson touched 36 inches in the vertical jump, reached 10-foot-8 in the broad jump and sizzled across the turf with a 4.37-second 40-yard dash. During position drills, he looked smooth and fluid.

Malik Reaves, the higher rated of the two and a Shrine Game participant, was slightly disappointing. Reaves hit 33 inches on the vertical jump and timed in the mid-4.6s in the 40, which was the time scouts expected.

Wesley

Twenty teams sent scouts to the Wesley pro day, including the Baltimore Ravens, who had their offensive line coach on hand. The player they all came to see was offensive lineman Matthew Gono, a four-year starter who was graded by scouts as a priority free agent entering the season.

Gono, who started one year at left tackle and three on the right side, measured 6042 and 316 pounds, completed 26 reps on the bench press, touched 9-foot-10 in the broad jump and timed 5.10 in the 40. Those numbers are significantly better than the ones posted at the combine by Jamil Demby of Maine.

Gono, who we presently grade at guard, is doing a private workout for the San Francisco 49ers and has official visits set up with the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. He’s the type of small-school prospect who could make a roster this fall as a backup at any of the three interior positions.

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