The former student-athletes participated in a variety of drills and individual position workouts in the William Taylor Stewart Weight and Conditioning Center and on the field at Burgess-Snow Field at JSU Stadium.
Wide receiver Alan Bonner, who garnered an invite to the NFL Scouting Combine last month, highlighted the Jax State contingent. Wide receivers Kevyn Cooper and Trey Smith and running back Washaun Ealey were among the offensive players taking part in the annual event. The scouts also saw former offensive linemen Tori Mobley and Odie Rush work out.
On the defensive side of the ball, defensive lineman Dimetrio Tyson and defensive backs Francis Duncan and Keginald Harris participated in the day's activities.
“The NFL Combine can be really stressful with all the cameras there and all the general managers talking to you, so it was good to come here in a relaxed environment,' said Alan Bonner. “I wanted to come out here today and workout for the scouts again and show them my interest in being an NFL player. It was great to come back and be with my teammates today.”
Ealey, who completed his final two seasons at JSU, has been mentored by former NFL star Ricky Waters. Waters, also a running back in his playing days, has been a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and concluded his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I was real pleased with my performance today,” said Ealey. “I hit 20 reps on the bench press earlier and did well in the 40-yard time. “I just want to follow my dream of having a chance to play in the NFL.”
Former Jax State All-American quarterback Ryan Perrilloux was on hand to help with the position drills as he threw to the wide receivers during their skill drills.
The NFL Draft is set for April 25-27.