Reports surfaced this morning that the Atlanta Falcons had sent representatives to Auburn University for that school’s pro day today. Most likely they were on hand to see Auburn’s bevy of draft prospects including Greg Robinson, widely considered this year’s most talented offensive tackle.
But it was outside linebacker Dee Ford who stole the show, working out for the first time due to sitting out at last month’s Combine in Indianapolis because of a back injury. Ford showed no ill effects, impressing with a 40-yard dash time of 4.54 seconds, 29 bench reps of 225 pounds, a broad jump of 10 feet, 4 inches and vertical jump of 35.5 inches. He also weighed in at 244 pounds, eight pounds lighter than his weight at Indianapolis.
Robinson also dropped weight since the Combine, down five pounds at 327 pounds. He mostly stood on his Combine numbers, as he wowed observers in Indianapolis with a 4.92-second 40 time, 9 foot-5 inch broad jump and 32 bench reps. Robinson is already beginning to line up private workouts with one scheduled with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers later this week.
Other notes from workouts on Tuesday for Auburn were:
- Defensive back Blake Poole was timed a 4.38 seconds in his 40-yard dash.
- Fullback Jay Prosch ran a 4.72-second 40 and did 27 bench reps.
- Cornerback Chris Davis ran a 40 in 4.51 seconds and jumped 40.5 inches on his vertical.
- Running back Tre Mason stood on most of his Combine results but did run a 6.7-second three-cone.