Newberry held pro day on April 1st in front of 9 NFL personnel from 7 NFL teams
, including 3 personnel from the Carolina Panthers. The Jets, Giants, Packers, Bucs, 49ers, and Colts were the others in attendance.
There were over 10 players who worked out but there were two who did well enough they should be in a camp for sure. Not only were the NFL personnel there but current NFL players, and Newberry Alumni, Ron Parker (Chiefs) and Brandon Bostick (Packers) were there to support their former teammates.
The event was ran by pro liaison Cedric Williams, assistant head coach and offensive line coach, who used to play for the SC Gamecock, He and head coach Todd Knight were very helpful to NFL personnel.
Wide receiver Corey Washington, who was at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, was the main attraction measuring in at 6036, 214 pounds. He had a 33 inch vertical, 10’5 broad jump, 14 reps, and ran in the 4.49-4.53 range in the 40-yard dash. He had a 1.57 10-yard, 2.63 20-yard, 4.39 short shuttle, 6.83 3-cone, and 11.85 60-yard shuttle. Washington had a heavy contingent of supporters at the workout. He was solid in position drills and in good shape. He looked very good as he gained solid muscle weight since the NFLPA Bowl. We expect Corey to be a priority free agent who makes a NFL team as a rookie.
Offensive guard Jamal Ellis measured in at 6035, 324 pounds. He has had private workouts with the Patriots and Panthers. He ran in the 5.26-5.32 range in the 40-yard dash and had a 24 inch vertical, 8’6 broad jump, 1.98 10-yard, 3.11 20-yard, 4.93 short shuttle, and 7.91 3-cone. There is some interest in him despite the lack of media attention. He should get a tryout or possibly a contract following the 2014 NFL Draft.
Defensive end Letavious Williams measured 6023, 247 pounds with a 29 inch vertical, 9’7 broad jump, high 4.7 40-yard dash, and did 16 reps. He could potentially get a contract.
In 2014, Newberry also looks forward to seeing huge draftable potential from Zach Edmunds a 6-4, 250 pound TE (pictured below with Wolves Head Coach Knight).
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