Former ECU Pirates Try To Impress The NFL Scouts On Pro Day

GREENVILLE, N.C. - East Carolina football players who ended their collegiate eligibility after the 2009 season went through a series of drills and workouts at Thursday's annual Pro Timing Day. Scouts from 27 National Football League franchises attended the event to get an up-close look at the former Pirates.

To begin the afternoon, each player's official hand size, arm length, height and weight were measured inside the Murphy Center. Testing was then initiated as players participated in the broad jump, vertical leap and bench press.

The session then moved outside to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium where the running and agility portion of the workout took place. The players had their times in the 40-yard dash, short shuttle, three-cone drill and long shuttle taken.

Position-specific drills for East Carolina's former offensive and defensive linemen, wide receivers, defensive backs and running backs, along with a punting tryout for Matt Dodge, concluded the testing.


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  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 24, 2011 at 01:07 PM
    This goes to show that deadfish was incorrect about Linval (2nd rounder) and C.J. (Superbowl Champion).
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Mar 28, 2010 at 06:03 PM
    ECU FB players behavior would NOT impress anyone as evidenced by this latest report: http://www.wcti12.com/News12.asp#-130953629 Ruffin and Brandon Jackson charged with intoxication, being disruptive, delay and obstruction at 0200 28 Mar 10. It's party time at Party U, how do you do(!)? When the beat goes on...
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Mar 27, 2010 at 12:47 AM
    John: Great show, Sir; I am glad to know there are some to display good nature about the Greenville civilization. Linvall Joseph is a fourth rounder at best. C. J. Wilson is about the same...
  • by John Location: Ayden on Mar 26, 2010 at 04:50 AM
    I was eating lunch with a couple of my co-workers in Abrams yesterday when two good-sized men wearing Cleveland Browns shirts walked in. One of my co-workers stated that he thought one of men was Bryan Cox who used to play defense for the Dolphins and Bears. As they walked by us making their way to a vacant table I politely asked him for his name, and sure enough it was him. The other man was Rick Lyle who also played in the NFL. Cox is now the defensive line coach for the Browns, and they were in Greenville to check out Linval Joseph and "another player" (probably C.J. Wilson). I asked for an autograph, to which they happily obliged, and they asked for directions to the stadium, which I was happy to give them. They seemed like good guys, and I hope the players made a good impression on them and all the other scouts. Good luck guys!
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