The 2016 NFL Draft is exactly one month away in Chicago, Ill., and in preparation for that selection process, Ole Miss is hosting its pro day event at the Manning Center on Monday. Fittingly, 18 Rebel prospects look to hone their running, jumping, agility and skills credentials in a closed-to-the-public session that will air on NFL and SEC Networks beginning at 10:30 a.m. CT.
Check back here throughout the day for updates on all the Rebels' performances, along with highlights, scout buzz and more.
Update: Pro day is over and Ole Miss was very fickle about releasing results. What you see below has been pieced together from the athletic department and beat writers (sources are linked). We'll add on if and when more results filter out.
All of these are unofficial
|Player||40-yd dash||Bench press||Vertical jump||Broad jump||3-cone drill||20-yd shuttle||60-yd shuttle|
|Laremy Tunsil, OT||--||34 reps||28.5 in.|
|Laquon Treadwell, WR||4.63 sec.||33.5 in.|
|Robert Nkemdiche, DT||--|
|Fahn Cooper, OT|
|Cody Core, WR||37.5 in.|
|C.J. Johnson, LB|
|Trae Elston, S||4.46 sec.|
|Mike Hilton, DB||4.55 sec.|
|Jaylen Walton, RB||4.50 sec.||114 in.|
|Justin Bell, OG|
|Aaron Morris, OG|
|Woodrow Hamilton, DT|
|Chief Brown, DB||4.60 sec.||37 in.||125 in.|
|Christian Russell, LB|
|Channing Ward, DE||4.74 sec.|
|Bryon Bennett, DL|
|Serderius Bryant, LB|
|Vince Sanders, WR|
Laremy Tunsil is... not human.
Umm, yea, that weighs 225 pounds.
But surely a guy that big and strong lacks foot speed... oh.
"This guy is FUN to watch... That's just effortless movement." -@MoveTheSticks on @OleMissFB's @KingTunsil78 https://t.co/1rZyPVJc8R— NFL (@NFL) March 28, 2016
He decided to skip the 40, which he also skipped at the Combine.
Robert Nkemdiche, Laremy Tunsil elected not to run the 40 at Pro Day. #OleMiss— Davis Potter (@DPotterOE) March 28, 2016
That really just speaks to how comfortable he is about his stock, though. No point in risking anything by running a drill you're not comfortable with.
Hell, he's already planning what he's gonna do with that No. 1 overall money.
The 1st thing @kingtunsil78 (@OleMissFB) will buy when he gets to the NFL?— NFL (@NFL) March 28, 2016
Whatever his mom wants! https://t.co/V5VIdly8VA
Laquon's 40 wasn't great, but about what we expected.
Treadwell came in saying he wanted to get down in the 4.5 range, but ended up running a 4.65 and a 4.63 in his two sprints. That's probably enough to keep him out of the top 10, but he should still be comfortably in the middle of the first round.
Second attempt for Laquon Treadwell at Ole Miss pro day. pic.twitter.com/AmxHSQ66nT— Nick Cole (@NickColeSports) March 28, 2016
Read a full breakdown of his 40 time and what it means for his draft stock.
He found other ways to impress, though.
"Watch this catch though... This is crazy."@BuckyBrooks likes what he's seeing from @SuccessfulQuon (@OleMissFB) https://t.co/euT7H8DP21— NFL (@NFL) March 28, 2016
Robert Nkemdiche is showing off his athleticism.
This is a violent drill for Nkemdiche #NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/7h8H55AZ7U— RosterWatch (@RosterWatch) March 28, 2016
Robert Nkemdiche hits the grass gunning. #OleMissProDay pic.twitter.com/QPv3LdDjPB— Courtney Asher Smith (@RebelWalkCAS) March 28, 2016
How bout Trae Elston?
Elston has been mostly ignored by the draft media, so hopefully his 4.45 40 will wake some folks up. The SEC Network analysts said they'd heard NFL scouts mentioning him as a fourth- or fifth-round guy.
Here's Trae Elston running the 40 at #ProDay Hotty Toddy! https://t.co/wT9Ye7xZ4C— Evie Van Pelt (@OleMissEvie) March 28, 2016
.@Trip7ERA showcasing his talents here at #OleMiss #ProDay#NFLRebels pic.twitter.com/gNmo4CYr3x— Ole Miss Football (@OleMissFB) March 28, 2016