Former Commodores impress scouts at Pro Day

March 22, 2013

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NASHVILLE – An array of National Football League scouts and coaches and administrators left impressed by the workouts of nine former Commodores participating in Vanderbilt's Pro Day activity Friday.

Some 40 scouts representing up to 25 NFL teams watched as the nine former standouts from the 2012 Music City Bowl champion Commodores displayed their talents in a host of activities ranging from official measurements to agility tests, 40-yard sprints and position techniques.

Due to threatening weather, the former Commodores worked out in the indoor practice facility at nearby Tennessee State University.

The participants included quarterback Jordan Rodgers, running back Zac Stacy, offensive lineman Ryan Seymour, cornerback Trey Wilson, defensive back/safety Eric Samuels, linebacker Archibald Barnes, defensive linemen Rob Lohr and Johnell Thomas, and punter Richard Kent.

Several Commodores impressed early on. In the 225-pound bench press test, Lohr, Seymour and Thomas reached 30 repetitions, with Thomas recording a high of 33 repetitions.

Stacy, who went through some position drills and limited agility tests, popped a 10’6.5” effort in the standing long jump. The effort was four inches beyond his performance at the NFL Combine last month.

Wilson, Kent, Seymour and Rodgers impressed during position drills, with Rodgers completing 46 of 51 throws ranging from quick out patterns to deep go routes.

Most of the Vanderbilt participants Friday have been working out on-campus with Vanderbilt Director of Performance Enhancement Dwight Galt.

All of the Commodores are eligible for the NFL Draft, scheduled April 25-27.



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