The Miami Hurricanes hosted their annual “Pro Day” for their graduating seniors and juniors, such as DE Joe Jackson, that chose to forego their last year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft.
Participants expected to be drafted included Jaquan Johnson, Sheldrick Redwine, Gerald Willis III, Travis Homer, Michael Jackson Sr., and Joe Jackson.
QB Malik Rosier, DB Jhavonte Dean, WR Darrell Langham, RB/FB Trayone “Choc” Gray, LB Mike Smith, OL Tyree St. Louis, OL Tyler Gauthier, DT Tito Odenigbo, and OL Venzell Boulware were among others participating in drills for a plethora of NFL scouts in attendance.
While Homer, Redwine, and Jackson Sr. elected not to re-run the 40-yard dash that they completed and were satisfied with at the NFL Combine, Jackson and Willis III did. Jackson was clocked as fast as 4.77 and Willis was timed in the 5.1-5.2 range. Both were considered successful runs.
Willis reportedly put on a show during the bag drills, showcasing his explosiveness and quickness.
Gerald Willis going through drills. Injuries have kept him out for much of the pre-Draft process. pic.twitter.com/h0BSOKzZqs— David Wilson (@DBWilson2) March 25, 2019
Jackson was impressive as well. He showed the scouts that he was as physically gifted as any edge in the draft by electing not to wear a shirt and backed it up with his speed and strength in drills.
Canes DE Joe Jackson going through drills. pic.twitter.com/W2qWiiZAYt— Christy Chirinos (@ChristyChirinos) March 25, 2019
Jaquan Johnson improved on his 40-time at the combine by .05 seconds Monday afternoon — from 4.69 in Indianapolis to 4.64 in Coral Gables. It was a big win for him to make an improvement in that area. Naturally, he reportedly looked great in defensive back drills.
Jackson Sr. (4.45) and Redwine (4.44) were both comfortable with their 40-times at the combine and just ran through drills.
Gray probably impressed the most today although he is likely going undrafted in this years draft. The RB/FB posted a ridiculous 4.37 40-time.
— In other news, Hurricanes running back Cam’Ron Davis has officially changed his name to Cam’Ron Harris. That is going to take some getting used to, but that is legal name now.
Spring practice continues at the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice Facility today and I will be there live to give real-time updates for you guys as I did last week.
Interviews from Manny Diaz, Dan Enos, Will Mallory, and Cam’Ron Harris will be coming once practice has ended.
Thats all from me today. Go Canes!