The three big winners of today's Pro-day at
Miami? Jeremy Shockey, Clinton Portis and Mike Rumph.
A scout we spent last weekend with timing
athletes at the combine has told us after today he expects
Shockey to be a late-first round pick and Portis may have snuck into the second
round . Rumph, originally expected to be a mid-to-late second round pick, could
now be taken in the early second round.
Shockey was timed anywhere from 4.57-4.61 in the 40-yard dash and he caught
everything thrown his way in pass-catching drills as was expected. Portis was
timed in the 4.32-4.36 range in the 40, while Buchanon scorched the field at
4.31-4.37. Rumph ran a 4.48 40 despite slipping on the wet field and also did 13
repetitions at 225 pounds in the bench press.
Portis, who ran much better-than-expected, only bench-pressed 11 repetitions at
225 pounds while Shockey was solid on the bench completing 16 reps.
The offensive linemen disappointed in the strength tests; Joquain Gonzalez
benched 225 pounds 20 times, and McKinnie had only 19 repetitions. Niether came
close to Martin Bibla, who finished with 35 reps last Friday at the NFL combine.
McKinnie finished with 5.1 in the 40.
Other results from the day; safety James Lewis turned in a 4.5 and 12
repetitions on the bench while Najeh Davenport was timed at 4.45 and Edward Reed
in the mid-4.5. Both Davenport and Reed had 15 repetitions on the bench
while Philip Buchanon did 14 repetitions.
Sprint champion and receiver
Daryl Jones timed a poor 4.6 seconds in the 40 then dropped a number of passes
in pass-catching drills.
We are getting some early and unconfirmed
reports from this morning's timing session at Miami's pro-day. As many as
70 scouts have lined the field including Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Butch Davis
and Bill Cowher.
While we stress these are unconfirmed our
source, whose been good in the past, has told us Clinton Portis ran a
spectacular 40 in the mid-4.3 range, Jeremy Shockey ran much faster then
expected turning in a low 4.5 and Philip Buchannon also ran well in the 4.3
Edward Reed was a bit disappointing in the
mid-4.5 area, while Najeh Davenport and Mike Rumph looked good right around the
Shockey, as was expected, looked impeccable
catching the ball while linemen Martin Bibla and Joquin Gonzalez has done well
in drills. We've heard nothing substantial on McKinnie.
There was some concern if the weather would
cooperate but we heard it was just overcast. Later today they are
scheduled to lift. We will report more as we get it.