WVU’s annual pro day kicked off this morning at the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility. The players in the spotlight were Charles Sims and Will Clarke. But guys like Doug Rigg, Cecil Level, Curtis Feigt and Darwin Cook also wanted to make their marks.
Last year’s event featured Geno Smith, Tavon Austin and Stedman Bailey. This prompted almost every NFL team to have some type of representation. The crowd of NFL scouts and coaches was smaller this year, but the Dolphins, 49ers, Colts, Bengals, Falcons, Jets, Steelers, Eagles, Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Jaguars and Texans were present.
Thus far in the draft process, the Falcons have shown a strong interest in Sims.
In year’s past we have had former players inside the facility report to us the goings from their point-of-view. This year, we relied on our friends over at WVSports.com. Marc Basham and Keenan and Greg Madia. Here are some news and notes (all times unofficial):
- Will Clarke and Sims chose to stand by their 40 times from the NFL Combine.
- Ivan McCartney ran a 4.57 in the 40-yard dash.
- Noel Devine ran a blistering 4.25 in his return to WVU’s pro day.
- Darwin Cook ran a 4.47.
- Pat Eger ran a 5.19.
- Shaq Rowell ran a 5.23.
- Doug Rigg ran a 4.62.
- Per Marc Basham: Devine, Cook and Rigg were the standouts in the 40.
- Noel Devine put up 24 in the bench press. Would have been 3rd best at this year’s NFL Combine.
- Scouts for the Cardinals led Charles Sims through RB drills.
- The Eagles worked with Will Clarke during drills.
- Pat Eger and Curtis Feigt spent time with scouts from the Bengals.
We will share our insights on the aftermath of pro day and what to expect in the now 48 days leading up to the NFL Draft in a future article.