NFL Draft 2012: 7 Combine Duds That Need an Amazing Pro Day
In between the NFL Combine and the NFL draft in April lies one more opportunity to showcase the talent of potential draftees.
The college pro day workouts are a chance for guys to prove their athleticism and perhaps repair some damage that poor combine performances may have caused.
Here's a list of players who need to run with this opportunity and shine in order to get back up to the top of teams' big boards come the last weekend in April.
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There were high hopes for Michael Brockers heading into the combine this year. He was expected to display elite athleticism, yet fell short.
He ran a sluggish 40 yard-dash at 5.36, the third worst among defensive lineman. Brocker's vertical wasn't impressive either, reaching just 26.5".
With LSU's pro day on March 22, he will get another chance to prove that he has the skills to make it in the NFL.
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The combine was a train wreck for Vontaze Burfict.
During his press conference, Burfict blamed poor performance his senior year at ASU on the coaching staff, and he also bombed the individual team interviews.
His numbers on the field were underwhelming as well. He ran a 5.09 40 yard-dash, and his broad jump and vertical leap were lacking, indicating a potential lack of explosion.
Burfict will have to do some serious repair both on and off the field at the ASU pro day on March 16 to make his way back up teams' big boards.
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Mike Adams has received his share of attention surrounding the upcoming NFL draft. Before the combine he had been projected to be selected as early as the top 20.
After the combine, it's not looking the same for Adams. The major concern is the results of the bench press. He lifted 225 pounds only 19 times, which raises concerns about his weight room work ethic.
Ohio State is holding their pro day on Thursday, March 9. Adams will have another chance to show his strength and prove that he deserves to be a first-round guy.
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Dwight Jones' numbers weren't his problem in Indy. The 6'3", 230 lb wide receiver ran a 4.46 40 yard-dash and had decent measurements.
The trouble for Jones came during gauntlet drills. He lacked hustle and disobeyed instructions from the staff. He is now labeled as having potential character issues and has possibly dropped off teams' draft boards.
North Carolina's pro day is on March 20, and he will certainly need some damage control.
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Defensive linemen are deep in this year's draft, and the combine was an opportunity to stand out from the rest.
Jerel Worthy didn't take advantage of his time in Indy, and his stock has fallen. Worthy's 40 yard-dash times were decent for his size, however he performed somewhat clumsy in the drills.
The pro day for Michigan State is March 14 and he will need to show explosiveness and agility to improve his potential draft position.
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He did not participate in Wisconsin's pro day on Wednesday, and he will be holding a personal one in April, allowing time for his ankle to completely heal.
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Alshon Jeffrey showed up to the combine weighing 216 pounds, which put to rest some of the speculation that he had put on weight. That is where the positives end.
His decision to not run, work out or participate in any wide receiver drills is somewhat baffling. There were already concerns about Jeffrey's speed, and he had the perfect platform to put any doubts to rest.
Jeffery needs to have a stellar pro day on March 28 to stop the bleeding and show teams his athleticism is worthy of a high draft spot.