NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A total of 17 former Tennessee State football student-athletes completed drills in front of scouts from the National Football League at the team’s annual Pro Day, Tuesday.
Representatives from 21 NFL teams gathered inside the Indoor Football Facility to measure the ex-Tigers and input their times in nine events including the 40-yard dash and broad jump.
Early-round NFL draftee hopeful Robert Myers decided to use most of his results from last month’s combine, but still performed the jumps and offensive lineman drills.
Defensive lineman Anthony Bass and Samquan Evans impressed in speed and strength events, respectively. Bass ran a 40-yard dash time of 4.95 seconds and a scorching 2.72 in the 20-yard shuttle. Evans, meanwhile, did 27 reps on the 225 lb. bench press and also had a broad jump of 9’4”.
Daniel Fitzpatrick, who missed his final two games due to injury, proved he still deserved a spot on an NFL roster with a 4.70 second 40-yard dash and a vertical jump of 32 inches.
One of the players who most helped himself was Darion Hall. Hall ran the fastest time of any Tiger in the 40-yard dash by clocking a 4.50.
The 17 Tigers will be eligible for the NFL Draft on Apr. 30 and will wait until then to determine if they land on an NFL roster.