Thirteen former Appalachian State University football student-athletes worked out for representatives from 20 NFL teams and two Canadian Football League teams during the program’s annual Pro Day on Monday at the Appalachian Athletic Center and Sofield Family Indoor Practice Facility.
Appalachian State’s Pro Day participants included tight end Barrett Burns, offensive lineman Parker Collins, offensive lineman Jamie Collmar, running back Marcus Cox, kicker/punter Bentlee Critcher, defensive lineman Tyson Fernandez, linebacker Kennan Gilchrist, safety Alex Gray, linebacker John Law, defensive lineman Nate Norwood, defensive lineman Dezmin Reed, linebacker Toronto Thomas, and defensive back Mondo Williams. All players went through executed a long series of weight room and on-field testing before going through individual position drills.
According to App State’s director of strength and conditioning and professional football liaison Mike Sirignano, the Mountaineers performed well and impressed the assembled scouts on Monday. Defensive back Mondo Williams, a First Team All-Sun Belt selection this season, ran a 4.37 for one of his 40-yard dash times. Linebacker KennanGilchrist ran a 4.57 for one of his 40-yard times and showed well with a 35-inch vertical jump and 25 reps on the 225-lb bench press. App’s career rushing leader Marcus Cox showed well with a solid 40 time at 4.58 and a 10-foot broad jump. Safety Alex Gray had strong marks as well with a 4.51 in the 40 and a 35-inch vertical.
Next up for the Mountaineers’ pro football hopefuls are a series of individual workouts with NFL teams. The 2017 NFL Draft is set for April 26-29 in Philadelphia.