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Donnel Pumphrey Talks Aztec Pro Day

The running back’s talents is getting close looks from NFL

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San Diego State Running Back Donnel Pumphrey took time on Friday to talk with the Aztec flagship radio station to talk about his pro day and his NFL prospects.

During the interview with the Mighty 1090 the Aztec running back says the Los Angeles Chargers and New York Jets were primarily giving work outs, with the caveat that other unnamed NFL scouts were at the pro day. Pumphrey’s preference? The Chargers and working behind Philip Rivers.

Pumphrey also got to work more on his other other abilities like pass catching and punt returning. Sometime during last spring ball Pumphrey was taking back punts. Maybe credit Coach Long’s absurd 2016 idea as a way of expanding his ability.

Pumphrey himself says he will probably get picked in the 5th or 6th round but says “even if I don’t get drafted, if I make it to a training camp and I’ll make a team.”

During the rest of the interview the Mighty 1090 hosts mentioned that because of his size Pumphrey will go under everyone’s radar and might end up as the next Wes Welker/Danny Woodhead and end up on the New England Patriots roster and win a super bowl as a rookie.

Regardless of who takes him Pumphrey’s skills will be overlooked because of his size and question his durability, nevermind Welker, Woodhead, and Darren Sproles have been successful in the NFL with an underwhelming frame. As many Mountain West fans know, Pumphrey is a force on the field and deserves a shot in the pros.