On Friday, it was the Delaware football players time to shine as a handful of NFL scouts crowded in the Bob Carpenter and the Delaware Field House to see over 17 Hens trying to make their NFL dreams come true. According to University of Delaware, there was a representative from all 32 teams and it was the college’s largest pro day in school history.
There was one Blue Hen who was the man of hour at the Pro Day and that was Nasir Adderley.
Nasir Adderley has been one of most anticipated players to watch in the draft process as when he first wowed NFL scouts in the Senior Bowl with five tackles and one interception. Adderley was also named a team captain on the north squad at the Senior Bowl.
Adderley was invited to NFL Combine but did not test at the event because he was recovering from a high-ankle sprain, according to Delaware’s News Journal Martin Frank.
The Blue Hen defensive back did run the drills at Delaware’s Pro Day but it did come with some bumps.
The Vertical Jump: 38”
Bench Press: 19 Reps
The Broad Jump: 10 foot, 9 inches
40 Yard Dash: 4.54 seconds
As the Delaware’s News Journal Martin Frank points out, Adderley would of tied fifth among the defensive backs who ran the 40 yard dash drill at the combine.
This is where Adderley’s day ended as he tweaked his hamstring during the 40 yard Dash drill.
Overall though, it was a successful day for the Blue Hen draft prospect who has been projected to be a first or second round draft pick.
Adderley told the media in attendance at the Delaware Pro Day, he models his game after the Safety Earl Thomas who just became one of the newest members of the Baltimore Ravens this off season.
Just a couple days ago, the Philadelphia Eagles tweeted this and the Blue Hen safety would be a good fit for the team.
The 16 other Blue Hens who participated in the Pro Day were linebacker Troy Reeder, wide receiver Jamie Jarmon, inside linebacker Anthony Jackson, kicker Frank Raggo, defensive back KC Hinton, defensive back Tenny Addeweusi, defensive back Malcolm Brown, Linebacker Ray Jones, offensive lineman Noah Beh, running back Kareem Williams, running back Kani Kane, tight end Charles Scarff, wide receiver Andrew Verboys, Wide receiver Joe Walker, wide receiver Vinny Papale and running back Thomas Jefferson .
40 Yard Dash: 4.69 ( Would be tied 17th best time among the linebackers who ran at the combine)
3 Cone Drill: 6.82 secs
Vertical Jump: 37.5
Broad Jump: 10’4″
Bench Press: 27 Reps
Short Shuttle: 4.66
According to NJ.com Eagles beat writer Mike Kaye, Reeder has been invited to the Philadelphia Eagles Local Pro Day.
Vertical Jump: 32″
40 Yard Dash: 4.56
3 Cone Drill: 7.46
Broad Jump: 10’4″
Bench Press: 15 reps
Short Shuttle: 4.35 secs
Papale will join his Blue Hen teammate Troy Reeder at the Eagles local pro day, according to Eagles Wire’s Andrew DiCecco.
Broad Jump: 9’10”
40 Yard Dash: 4.53
3 Cone Drill:
Short Shuttle: 4.28
Vertical Jump: 33.5″
Bench Press: 16 reps
Vertical Jump: 29″
40 Yard Dash: 4.65
3 Cone Drill: 7.21
Short Shuttle: 4.51
Broad Jump: 9’7″
Bench Press: 14 reps
It was not only University of Delaware players at the pro day on Friday, Delaware State University and Wesley College players were also there to show their skills off to the NFL scouts.
Vertical Jump: 35″
Vertical Jump: 33 1/2″
Vertical Jump: 27″