Huskers Impress at Pro Day
Husker NFL hopefuls had the opportunity to show their skills to professional scouts on Friday afternoon as part of Nebraska’s annual Pro Day in Lincoln.
The group of 13 Huskers participating in testing and on-field workouts attracted a great turnout of NFL scouts and personnel evaluators. In all, 29 of 32 NFL teams were represented in Lincoln on Friday, in addition to one Canadian Football League organization.
The day began with testing in the Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center, including body measurements, vertical jump, broad jump and bench press. The group then moved to the Hawks Championship Center for the 40-yard dash, pro agility run and position-specific drills.
The Huskers taking part included NFL Combine attendees Maliek Collins, Andy Janovich, Alex Lewis and Vincent Valentine. Other Nebraska players taking part in Pro Day on Friday included Taariq Allen, Imani Cross, Daniel Davie, Jack Gangwish, Givens Price, Jonathan Rose, Zach Sterup, David Santos and Jamal Turner. Among the players turning heads were Gangwish on the bench press, Davie in the 40-yard dash and jumps and Collins in position drills.
The Nebraska players and other NFL hopefuls now turn their attention to the 2016 NFL Draft which will be held April 28-30 in Chicago. Nebraska is the only school in the Common Draft era (since 1967) to have multiple players taken each year of the NFL Draft.
Nearly entire NFL represented at Husker Pro Day...29 of 32 NFL teams in attendance, and one CFL organization #ProBigRed— Keith Mann (@KMann_Nebraska) March 4, 2016
Daniel Davie says he was hearing 40 was in the 4.3s. Official word will come later. He was fast and had a 39-inch vert. #Huskers— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) March 4, 2016
Among the many amateur hand timers of NU players and media, we pretty much had Davie in 4.3s or 4.4.— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) March 4, 2016
Jack Gangwish tied Janovich with 30 reps on the bench at Pro Day, but had to fight through a tweaked hamstring after first 40.— Brian Christopherson (@HuskerExtraBC) March 4, 2016