Several Ole Miss Rebels of past and present, including Senquez Golson, Cody Prewitt, Deterrian Shackelford and Carlos Thompson were on display at the Manning Center on Thursday to work out for scouts who represented 27 of the 32 NFL teams.
Here are some notable performances from the players who were in action.
The All-American corner had a helluva time in Indianapolis at the NFL Combine and is pretty content on the numbers he was able to put up there. In case you missed it, he ran a 4.46 40 and garnered praise from combine guru Mike Mayock as being a corner who "tracks the ball as well as anyone I've ever seen." Because of the splash he made at the combine, Golson decided he would only participate in a couple drills on Thursday.
The Clarion-Ledger's Hugh Kellenberger reports that Golson has workouts scheduled with the Bucs, Steelers and Ravens.
Another All-American defensive back looked to improve his stock today and the young man from Bay Springs, Miss. was very impressive for the scouts on hand. After running a 4.61 in Indianapolis, he posted something in the 4.5 range on Thursday. His time was so impressive, the scouts made him run again just to see if he could do it twice (which he did). Prewitt is definitely one of those players who isn't going to show extremely well in a combine-type setting, but the numbers and play on the field speak for themselves.
Three-year starting quarterback and resident medical examiner Dr. Bo looked impressive as well on Thursday. We all know the shoulder has really been bothering him since 2013, but the signal caller showed determination and grit to battle through it and complete his career as a Rebel in record-setting fashion.
Bo looks strong throwing the ball. A lot of zip on it.— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) March 5, 2015
The undisputed leader of the Landshark defense for the past three years made a gargantuan statement Thursday in front of NFL scouts. The Professor from Decatur, Ala. threw up 225-pounds 33 times on the bench press and caused quite the scene in the weight room. With that number, D.T. would've been top 10 at this year's NFL combine, according to the Decatur Daily's David Elwell.
Probably the biggest surprise from Thursday's pro day was Thompson, a former four-star recruit who battled injuries and a loaded position group throughout his career. The day began when Thompson measured in at 6'4, 252-pounds and turned in a 4.75 40-yard dash time. Then he got everyone's attention in the standing broad jump by posting a crazy 10'3", according to OMSpirit's Chuck Rounsaville. Carlos wasn't finished yet, benching 225-pounds 21 times and jumping 38" in the vertical. There are many things you can teach in football, but Thompson possesses many of the things that you can't.
Another name who was in attendance working out for NFL scouts was the one and only Nickolas "Snoop" Brassell. Although he hasn't played in a college football game since 2012, Brassell has apparently been working and prepping for this day (or so he says) for quite some time. The former U.S. Army All-American and highly-touted JUCO recruit from East Mississippi Community College looked better than he did at this point last season when he turned in a rather disappointing performance for pro scouts.
It's a damn shame that Brassell could never put it all together in the classroom because this highlight still give me chills of what could have been. Godspeed, Snoop.
Here is former Rebel defensive lineman Bryon Bennett going through drills with NFL scouts. The Madison, Miss. native was a key cog for Chris Kiffin's Rush Men this past season as he played a pivotal role in holding teams to 13.8 points per game.
Bryon Bennett jumping over four bags to grab a tennis ball. pic.twitter.com/xJ6qsPxLfk— Hugh Kellenberger (@HKellenbergerCL) March 5, 2015
As I mentioned above, 27 of the 32 NFL teams were represented with talent evaluators in Oxford. It should be noted that the scouts battled snowy conditions to make the trip to see all the former Rebels workout. Here they are getting ready to close out the day in the Manning Center.
And SBNation's very own NFL Draft editor, Dan Kadar, dropped this delightful nugget of what next year will be like for the folks in Oxford. I would venture to say that all 32 teams will be represented at Ole Miss' 2016 pro day.
A year from now, the Ole Miss pro day should be crazy.— Dan Kadar (@MockingTheDraft) March 5, 2015
Oh, what a day that's gonna be.