Pro days began in earnest this past Friday, and Chris Steuber of Ourlads.com tweets that the Falcons were among over a dozen teams that each attended the pro days at Alabama State, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, and Massachusetts on Monday.
Per Gil Brandt of NFL.com, offensive tackle Terren Jones was the star of the Alabama State pro day. He measured in at nearly 6-8 and 341 pounds with 36-inch arms. He clocked a pair of 40s at 5.59 and 5.50 seconds and had a 24-inch vertical jump and 8-foot-7-inch broad jump. Jones did not lift.
The biggest name of the three pro days belonged to Arkansas-Pine Bluff tackle Terron Armstead. Armstead shine at last month’s Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, clocking a 4.71 40 time, the fastest ever for an offensive lineman. At 6-5, 306 pounds with 34-inch arms, Armstead has the build of a smooth, athletic left tackle and has moved up boards in recetn weeks. His athleticism was so alarming, that Brandt indicates some teams might work him out at tight end. Armstead only did positional drills at his pro day, standing pat on his Combine numbers. He did 31 bench reps of 225 pounds, jumped 34.5 inches on the vertical leap (also the best among linemen at the Combine), and had 9-feet-7 inches on the broad jump in Indianapolis.
Linebacker Brandon Thurmond also put up impressive workout numbers at Arkansas-Pine Bluff’s pro day. He measured at 6-1, 253 pounds. His fastest 40 time was clocked at 4.74 per Brandt, and had a 32-inch vertical jump, and did 20 bench reps of 225 pounds.
UMass tackle Stephane Milhim was invited to the Combine, where he measured 6-4, 314 pounds with 34.25-inch arms. He clocked a 5.23 second 40, 28.5-inch vertical jump, 8-foot-8-inch broad jump, and 4.87 short shuttle. According to reports he was able to improve on all those numbers.