Nine Spartan seniors showed their wares to the 22 scouts and coaches from the NFL and CFL at CEFCU Stadium. The Pro Day format, similar to the invite-only NFL Combine, consists of player measurements, vertical jump, standing long jump, shuttle run and 40-yard dash and various position drills conducted by the visiting coaches.
- Tight-end Josh Oliver (who also showed well at the NFL Combine)
- Wide receivers Justin Holmes and John Toussaint
- Running back Malike Roberson
- Defensive back Dakari Monroe
- Defensive linemen Boogie Roberts and Bryson Bridges
- Quarterback Michael Carrillo
- Kicker Bryce Crawford
*Linebacker Jamal Scott should have been an entry, but was out with an injury
Bodies of Work
Those with notable bodies of work that should precede the uncontested Pro Day showcase would certainly be Oliver, Monroe and Crawford and each showed well. Monroe showed off best with a 35.5” vertical, 11.7 shuttle time and 4.56 40. Oliver did not participate in the measured events given his good showing at the Combine, but his pass catching was on full display and had no surprises. Oliver’s stock is still up.
Nose tackle Roberts could be a sleeper. He did well at the Tropical Bowl and was consistently noted for his “motor” and disrupting the backfield. His Pro Day showing was energetic.
Carrillo was very smooth; hitting every pass and showing great range. But with the complexity of the QB position, he’d have to show much more to get that elusive chance given he lacks a notable body of work. He’s no doubt known as a smart kid with great character.
Pro Day 2019 had no other convincing performances that should sway the Combine representatives to take a second look and with the NFL Draft starting April 24th, Oliver looks to be the only real bet to make a roster.