FOOTBALL: Pro Day at Ole Miss

We’re sitting here at Pro Day in the IPF, which has lasted longer than anticipated.

Draft-eligible players have gone through about a half dozen tests for strength, speed and agility.

Some of us were timing players with cell phones, but we were asked not to publish times. Those times may be available later at NFL.com we were told.

A total of 45 scouts were on hand to represent every NFL team.

The first drill was the bench press where each player pressed 225 pounds as often as he could. The top three were Tony Fein at 29, Peria Jerry at 28 and Michael Oher at 25. Those figures are unofficial.

You can tell the scouts know Peria.

Jermey Parnell is also working out and has had a good day it appears. He’s been working in preparation for this day in Dallas, I was told.

Wide receiver Mike Wallace posted some excellent times at the NFL combine in February and has chosen not to work out today. He stands on those times. He’s walked around the IPF today in sweats with his Ipod.

Among the other Ole Miss players working out for scouts are Jamarca Sanford, Ashlee Palmer, Dustin Mouzon, Jason Cook and Maurice Miller.

— PA

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5 Responses to “FOOTBALL: Pro Day at Ole Miss”

  1. JB Says:

    PA, Saints scouts there? They could use Peria and Michael.

  2. djrebel Says:

    Several Saints scouts are here JB. Some of the teams doubled up. Would love to see Peria with the Saints.

    — PA

  3. GoToHellLsu Says:

    Hope all of these guys can find spots on NFL teams, and hope your coverage of this makes front page of the sports section. The University produces some great talent and should be better recognized for it.

  4. JakeFuryReb Says:

    I’m pretty sure Ole Miss has always had great talent, just never had the coach to build them up.

  5. JB Says:

    You are right Jake, the talent has always been there, even when Tommy Tuberville took over and years prior to that when The Rebels was not too cool. Tommy’s team was stripped, as you know, and some on his team went on into the pro and became all-pro’s. (Wesley Walls one, I believe). Years ago before modern day comm gadgets came along, such as computers , I would all rush to the newsstand to get that Smith and Street Pro football magazine just to see how many Ole Miss players was on the Rosters. New York Giants, 49er’s, Saints, Bronco’s and others.

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