NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State football held its annual Pro Day on Monday morning at the Indoor Football Facility in front of representatives from 23 National Football League organizations and two Canadian Football League teams. Ten former Tigers from the 2017 squad and three others from the 2016 team showed off their abilities in numerous facets, including strength, speed, agility and positional skills.
Defensive end Ebenezer “Ebo” Ogundeko, wide receiver Patrick Smith and kicker Lane Clark highlighted the Tigers Pro Day. Ogundeko displayed a 32” vertical and 27 repetition in the bench press. The lifting mark would have ranked third of all edge players and linebackers at this year’s NFL combine.
Smith posted a 4.55 in the 40 yard dash and showed well during his position work. The December graduate impressed with his route running, speed and catching abilities. Clark tested in the bench and vertical before kicking. The kicker showed off his leg strength kicking field goals as deep as 57 yards and putting numerous balls in the end zone on kickoffs.
Former cornerback Terrell Bonds showed well in the skilled workout and posted results in the testing which would have placed him in the top 20 of many skills at the pro combine. Bonds leaped over 34 inches in the vertical and ran a 4.34 20-yard shuttle, while stopping the clock at 4.53 40.
Linebackers Chris Collins and Justin North excelled during drill work and posted solid numbers during testing. Collins jumped 29 inches, while North went 27 inches in the vertical, while Collins put up 20 reps and North 18 in the bench.
Defensive lineman Terrance Summers finished with the top mark of the day on the bench with 31 reps. Offensive lineman Ty Allen finished one shy of Summers at 30. Allen’s mark would have tied for fifth for the offensive front at the combine, while Summers would have tied for sixth for defensive linemen. Allen ran a 5.21 40 after measuring in at 6-1, 306. Summers weighed in at 317, standing 6-1, ran a 5.19 40 yard dash. Both linemen showed speed and power during the position skills portion of the workout.
Defensive linemen Jason Morrow showed well and drew interest from a CFL team. Running back Terrence Harris posted solid numbers and performed well showing off his receiving abilities out of the backfield.
Former safety David Kamara improved on his 40 time from a year ago, running a 4.59 today. Kamara was joined by teammates Erick Evans and Chris Sanders-McCollum.
The NFL Draft is scheduled for Apr. 26-28 in Arlington, Texas.