March 18, 2014. Fourteen National Football League teams were represented at Appalachian State University’s annual Pro Day on Monday afternoon. Pro Day activities were held in the Appalachian Athletics Center and Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility.
Fourteen former student-athletes worked out for the assembled NFL scouts in hopes of landing a spot on a professional football roster in 2014. The 14 players included six that played for Appalachian State last fall — linebacker Michael Frazier, quarterback Jamal Londry-Jackson, wide receiver Andrew Peacock, place kickerDrew Stewart, cornerback Rodger Walker and wideout/return specialist Tony Washington. Former MountaineerBrandon Grier, who finished his collegiate career in 2012, also participated, along with players from Gardner-Webb, Jacksonville State, Lenoir-Rhyne and Mars Hill.
Washington and Peacock both had outstanding performances to boost their draft stocks. In the weight room, Washington bench-pressed 225 pounds 21 times, had a 38.5-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, five-inch broad jump. Peacock bench-pressed 225 pounds 17 times, had a 38-inch vertical and a 10-foot, two-inch broad jump.
Washington’s and Peacock’s weight-room measures are above the average among this year’s draft-eligible wide receivers, according to Appalachian State director of strength and conditioning Kareem Young. In fact, Washington’s 21 reps at 225 would have tied for second among wideouts at the 2014 NFL Combine (23 being the most) and his 38.5-inch vertical would have tied for sixth (39.5 inches being the highest).
Appalachian’s receiving duo also impressed on the field, although official times for the 40-yard dash and shuttle runs were not made available.
Young also singled out Londry-Jackson as having turned in a strong performance. Londry-Jackson, who dipped below 200 pounds while recovering from a knee injury last year, weighed in at a stout 206 pounds and looked very good throwing the ball during individual drills.