Pro Day Tracker: 2012 NFL Draft News from Georgia and Minnesota's Pro Day

Sigmund BloomNFL Draft Lead WriterMarch 5, 2012

Orson Charles struggled against the conditions when it came time to run his 40 today.
Orson Charles struggled against the conditions when it came time to run his 40 today.Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Today's pro day tour stops in Athens, Georgia, with a side trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Carson, California.

The top headline from the University of Georgia pro day was a disappointing 40 time anywhere from 4.7 to 4.9 for TE Orson Charles, who is considered to be in the mix to be the No. 1 TE off the board. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that high winds affected his time and Charles agreed:

“Running against the wind was kind of discouraging,” Charles said. “I heard a couple of my times and I feel like I can do a little better. If I had to take anything back, I’d like to take that 40 back and prove that I am like a 4.5 or 4.6 guy.”

Charles' agent and trainer recommended that he not run at the combine, and his stock is paying the price now as his chances of being a top 50 pick are slipping away. At least, writer Tony Pauline reported that Charles did a great job catching the ball in position drills despite the winds. Charles does have a workout scheduled with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Second-day CB prospect Brandon Boykin is still mending a broken fibula suffered in the Senior Bowl, which he put at 85 percent healed. He did not run, but did bench press 16 reps, which is impressive for a small (180 lb) corner. He will hold an individual pro day in early April.

Offensive lineman Cordy Glenn solidified his first-round grade with an impressive set of drills, and Pauline had an interesting report on his possible destination

There's a feeling in the scouting community Glenn is headed into the top half of round one, possibly to the Dallas Cowboys.

This is higher than where most of the media expects Glenn to go, so expect him to move up in mock drafts in the next few weeks.

Two more unheralded Bulldogs made an impression. Backup TE Aron White had 22 bench press reps, with a 4.63 40 and 33 3/4" vertical in a 6'4" 238 lb frame. Massive offensive lineman Justin Anderson moved well and showed power in drills, according to Pauline, putting him firmly in the late round sleeper category.

Meanwhile, in Minneapolis, Anthony Jacobs posted a 35 1/2" vertical and 40 in the 4.7-4.8 range, which doesn't sound that impressive until you find out he is a 291 lb defensive tackle. Hawaii held their pro day on the mainland in Carson, California, but the star there was Cal Poly corner Asa Jackson who improved on his combine numbers with a  4.46 40 and 37 1/2" vertical. He's a strong third-day corner prospect.