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Seventeen Participate in TSU Pro Day
Friday, March 21, 2014
Seventeen Participate in TSU Pro Day

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Thursday, Tennessee State held its annual Pro Day inside the Indoor Football Facility. Seventeen took part in the event in front of scouts from 26 NFL teams.

The standouts of the day were safety David Van Dyke and center Demetrius Rhaney who both improved their chances of making a professional team roster.

Van Dyke started the day by recording 18 repetitions in the bench press and then had a vertical jump of 38.5 inches.

In the agility drills, Van Dyke ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 seconds and did the 20-yard shuttle in 4.12.

At close to 300 pounds, Rhaney clocked a 4.89 in the 40-yard dash and a shuttle time of 4.72.

Rhaney impressed in the bench press, recording 24 reps and also hopped 29 inches in the vertical jump.

Van Dyke and Rhaney could join Kadeem Edwards and A.C. Leonard on NFL rosters in the fall.

Edwards and Leonard mostly stuck with their Combine records, but Edwards improved his vertical by two inches to 29 and Leonard finished his shuttle in 4.39 seconds.

The other TSU participants were Gregory Barksdale, Tim Broughton, DeShawn Byrd, Holt Claiborne, Antonio Harper, Marquaveus Jackson, Wilson Robinson, Wesley Samuels, Andrew Taylor and Devin Wilson.

The Tigers will await their fate in the upcoming NFL Draft on May 8-10.