Several Michigan senior football players participated in the annual NFL pro day event held in the Wolverines indoor practice facility. Media was not allowed at the event, but the University did release some of stats that were put up Thursday morning. Safety Jordan Kovacs might have helped his stock as an NFL draftee on Thursday, as he ran a 4.58 forty-yard dash, jumped 35 on his vertical test, broad jumped 10-2, ran a 6.62 three-cone drill, and put up 225 pounds a total of 16 times.
Draft analysts questioned Kovacs speed but he certainly helped himself today running in the 4.5 range. If Kovacs was at the NFL combine, he would have been the tenth fastest safety there. His 6.62 in the three-cane drill would have put him at the top of the safeties at the combine.
Denard Robinson did not test today because he participated in the NFL combine but he did run routes and also worked out as a tailback. Reports indicate that Robinson improved by not dropping one pass the whole morning. Former Central Michigan standout Dan LeFevour, who now plays in the CFL, threw passes to Robinson today.
NFL Draft experts predict Robinson to be taken anywhere from the 3rd to 6th rounds and Kovacs is expected to go as a free-agent, although today could have helped Kovacs make it into the late rounds.
Other stats from Pro Day:
Cornerback J.T. Floyd also impressed, posting the best vertical (36 inches) and broad jump (10'4) on the day. The fastest forty-yard dash was wide receiver Roy Roundtree, who clocked in at 4.5 seconds flat. Defensive tackle William Campbell put up 35 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press and offensive guard Elliott Mealer had 29 bench press reps. Other players who participated in today's event were Ricky Barnum, Patrick Omameh, Brandin Hawthorne, Craig Roh, Kenny Demens, and Vincent Smith.
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