Seventeen former Auburn players were in action at pro day this week – trying to better their draft stock before May.
One of the biggest names for the Tigers – Dee Ford, had quite the day. He led the group with 29 reps on bench and a solid 4.53, 40-yard dash.
“I think I did great today, I think I did great. I was able to show some athleticism and some strength and still, I’m never satisfied with my numbers, I think I could have done better, but that’s just me pushing myself,” said Ford.
Cornerback, Chris Davis had the best vertical jump of the group. Many say Davis’ draft stock rose after Auburn’s pro day.
Former Auburn Offensive Tackle Greg Robinson, who had an outstanding combine performance, was highly touted by the professionals.
“They got me in 3-point stance and just watched me pull and shoot my hands up because they saw on film that I would expose my chest so they wanted me to do a lot of single punching drills and he said that would help me keep everything within and not expose my chest much,” said Robinson.
Auburn standout running back, Tre Mason, went through workouts for the scouts. Mason talked about his experience.
“I love competing, it kind of hurt me – I didn’t get to do everything here, of course I wanted to. But it was important for me to just come out here and work on what they asked of me which is catching the ball in the back field and I felt like I did a good job up in Indianapolis and a great job here, so I’m just going to continue to work on my game and get better and better everyday,” said Mason.
Mobile-native, Jay Prosch, who wasn’t invited to the NFL combine – showed off his strength and speed at pro day. The UMS-Wright grad put up 27 on the bench – which was more than any fullback at the Combine, and ran an impressive 4.72, 40-yard dash.
“I feel like I did pretty good, obviously I set pretty high expectations for myself – I didn’t reach all those expectations, but overall I think I did good and good enough, so I’m happy,” said Prosch.