Michigan Pro Day Results

Submitted by DGDestroys on March 17th, 2010 at 8:08 PM

People have chatted about this before, but I didn't find any actual results posted yet. NFL.com ran this article today.

Summary:

Donavan Warren didn't really improve on his time, both of his 40s were in the 4.6 range.

Brandon Minor and Brandon Graham both pushed their days back to April 8th.

Stevie Brown was impressive, good numbers etc etc.

http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/17/several-wolverines-reschedule-pro-day-w…

Comments

rb4kb8

March 17th, 2010 at 8:53 PM ^

Ernest Shazor?... I thought for sure he'd be a 2nd or 3rd round pick and I wasn't alone. But man he went undrafted and then missing.

rbgoblue

March 17th, 2010 at 8:57 PM ^

If Warren goes undrafted, it will be for reasons very different from Shazor, who was not lacking in physical ability, only in focus. I think Warren has a good head on his shoulders, he just got some bad advice and was too hasty to pursue his dreams. I still think Warren will get drafted. Hell, Ryan Mundy got drafted. It would be such a shame if he could, but Warren couldnt.

Magnus

March 18th, 2010 at 8:25 AM ^

Shazor wasn't lacking physical ability? His 40 time was approximately the same as Dace Richardson's. He left too early and he was going to be too slow to play safety in the NFL.

It wasn't a "lack of focus," at least not entirely. It was the fact that he had subpar athleticism for his position, would have had to switch positions, and left a year of experience undiscovered.

Blue in Yarmouth

March 18th, 2010 at 10:08 AM ^

From everything I heard (which admittedly may not be EVERYTHING) Warren got good advice but didn't take it. He didn't even wait for his evaluation to return before declaring for the draft.

Some people could blame poor advice for helping them make a poor decision, but in this case it is on DW. I really hope he does end up being a succcess in the NFL, but if he doesn't he won't have anyone else to blame.

Magnum P.I.

March 17th, 2010 at 9:09 PM ^

I don't really recall him ever getting burned by really fast guys. I remember the ND game last season where he had a nice downfield pass breakup on Golden Tate who is supposedly one of the fastest receivers in this class. I think he's one of those guys who's "football fast." Seemed like he had more trouble on the quick outs. He'll catch on somewhere.

Wallaby Court

March 17th, 2010 at 11:32 PM ^

Warren may also just not be sprinter fast. Alot of the guys who run super fast 40s happen to sprint as well. The fastest are NCAA/near-Olympic quality. As I'm sure most of us can deduce, there's a substantial gap between a timed, prepared sprint and the kind of running you do on a football field. If Warren hasn't had the sprint coaching that many athletes get in order to prep for the combine, his 40 time may not be as phenomenal, without being a reflection on his actual 'football speed.'

Of course, this is yet another reason that the combine and it's assorted drills are highly overrated. They are useful to a point, but often don't account for all of the assorted factors that go into playing football well.

mrider

March 17th, 2010 at 9:29 PM ^

NFL scouts look at more then film. As a Buffalo Bills fan we drafted USC's Cary Harris in round 6, and I believe he was worse then Warren. Not to mention he ran a slower 40.

From what I understand though, Warren was still hurt during our Pro Day. He didn't anticipate running the 40 but just did anyway. The scouts know he has another public workout with BG I think around April 7th.

wnymichfan

March 18th, 2010 at 11:35 AM ^

i did not know there were other bills fan on here. Good to see another one. However, the buffalo bills tend to draft pretty poorly i'd say. hopefully a new staff full of "football guys" can do us some good. the old motto for the draft was to always take the best player available despite need.

bronxblue

March 17th, 2010 at 10:09 PM ^

Those are impressive numbers from Stevie. I know that he was the favorite whipping boy in '08-'09, but after watching him this year you just wish that he had another year of eligibility. Not saying he would be a star, but the athleticism is clearly there and would be a nice addition to the young defense. Ah well.

As for Warren, I'll presume that he is still injured because 4.6 wouldn't have allowed him to play as well as he did this year. Still, you kind of get a sense that he would have benefited from another year on the team, especially after seeing how impressive BG is. I'm sure there are reasons why he is leaving, but I'm not sure 3rd/4th round is where he expected to be drafted (which seems to be the sentiment).

Magnus

March 18th, 2010 at 8:22 AM ^

I'm not saying you're wrong, but I'm sick of hearing that "So-and-so wasn't all in." I don't even know what it is, but something about it just rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it's the fact that it's all just rumor and there's no visible evidence of such a claim.

I know it won't happen, but I wish we could declare a moratorium on saying "He wasn't all in" unless the guy actually quits, says he hated the coaches, etc.