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Florida State football pro day: NFL Draft workouts

Florida State players look to dominate the draft for a second consecutive year.

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Florida State football hosts its Pro Day Tuesday in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams. After sending 11 players to the NFL in the 2013 draft, Florida State followed up with a National Title, and is now set to send another large group. 19 scholarship players will work out, as well as eight walk-ons and seven former players.

Tomahawk Nation will have live coverage from the event via Dustin Tackett beginning at 10 EST, and I'll coordinate the site and social. ESPN3 will also carry some live coverage beginning at that time.

Receiver Kelvin Benjamin, and defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan will be looking to follow up on their combine performances and cement themselves as first-round draft choices.

Defensive backs Terrence Brooks and Lamarcus Joyner will be trying to show that they deserve to go in the top-60 or so draft picks. Brooks had an excellent combine, while Joyner's was so-so, though the latter did post an impressive arm length number relative to his short stature.

Linebackers Christian Jones and Telvin Smith also did well at the combine. Smith will want to convince scouts that he is truly a linebacker and not a safety, while Jones will want to post a great 10-yard split time to show his value as a pass rusher.

Running back Devonta Freeman had an excellent combine relative to expectations, showing that he was not slow. On the other hand, James Wilder Jr. had one of the worst combines of any player, posting awful times and looking generally unprepared. He'll try to have his redemption Tuesday.

Center Bryan Stork didn't work out at the combine, but did take part in interviews. He'll be working out for the first time.

Receiver Kenny Shaw will also be working out for the first time after failing to receive a combine invite. He'll need to post good speed times to be drafted, as he is not very muscled.

Other players who are not projected to be drafted by most mock drafts, but will be working out: FB Chad Abram, DB Gerald Demps, LS Phillip Doumar, OL Jacob Fehrenkrug, DL Demonte McAllister, DL Jacobbi McDaniel, TE Shane Broxsie, DE Dan Hicks, OL Jonathan Wallace.

Former players working out: LB Mister Alexander, WR Willie Haulstead, DL Moses McCray, TE Beau Reliford, DB Greg Reid, RB Debrale Smiley, OL Daniel Glauser.


8:30am All Athletes arrive - meet in Moore Athletic Center
9:00am Scout Meeting in Team Meeting Room - Coach Viloria
9:15am Evaluations- Team Meeting Room
Height, weight, arm, hand, sit and reach
10:00am Scout Tests
OL/DL/TE/LB -Vertical Jump
RB/DB/WR/QB/SP - Broad Jump
*Groups flip once completed
10:30am 40 yard dash
10:50am Complete 40 Timing
11:00am OL/DL/TE/LB -Pro Agility - Scouts Time, 2 runs only
RB/DB/WR/QB/SP - 3 cone drill - Scouts time, 2 runs only
*Groups flip once completed
11:20am Bench Press - Strength Staff - 2 Benches (Tents near tunnel)
2 Groups
11:45am Position Drills/ 15 minutes each (Taped)
11:45am-12:00pm DBs
12:00pm- 1:15pm LBs
12:15pm- 12:30pm OL
12:30pm-12:45pm DL
12:45pm-1:00pm WR & RB
1:00pm Specialists
2:00pm Conclusion of Pro Day
3:00pm Meeting with NFL Scouts to answer questions (optional)


28 - Florida State has had a player selected in the NFL Draft for 28 
consecutive years - dating back to 1986.

250 - The Noles have had 250 players selected in the AFL or NFL 
drafts since 1951.

39 - FSU has 39 first round draft selections all-time.

18 - FSU has 18 first round picks since 2000 - tied for the secondmost 
of any shcool with USC, and behind only Miami (26).

77 - The Noles have had 77 players drafted since 2000 - fifth-most 
of any school.

122 - Since 1993, 122 Florida State Seminoles have been selected 
in the NFL Draft.

25 - In 25 of the last 26 years, Florida State has had at least one
player chosen in the top three rounds of the NFL Draft.