Pro Day(s) Boost Draft Chances For Brown Bears

Hugh ShannonContributor IApril 5, 2010

Brown dominated the All-Ivy lists this past season despite a disappointing third place finish. Now those star players have drawn enough interest from NFL scouts that Brown hosted not one, but two Pro-Day workouts.

All-Ivy receivers Buddy Farnham and Bobby Sewell recorded NFL worthy numbers in the vertical and broad jumps, shuttle, and 40 times. Ivy Player of the Year and All-American Farnham has a 10'1" broad and a 4.2 shuttle. Two-time First team All-Ivy Sewell recorded a 41" vertical jump with 4.41/4.43 40 times.

Smart and quick with great route running ability, either would be excellent possession receivers in the NFL.

The emergence of Pierre Garcon from D3 Mount Union should have NFL teams looking more closely at players from smaller football programs.

However, these two were not the only big performers. All-Ivy defensive linemen David Howard and James Develin also had big-time workouts in front of Pro scouts.

Howard came in at 295 lbs., and ran a 5.03-40, the same impressive time for a lineman that size as projected No. 1 pick Ndomukong Suh. Howard also had a 32" vertical, higher than projected Top Five pick Gerald McCoy.

Develin, who is listed at 6'3" and 260 lbs., put up a staggering 39 reps at the bench press. That is more than any defensive end projected to be drafted and more than Suh or McCoy.