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PRO DAY VIDEO FEATURE

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Here's the full video feature from yesterday's Pro Day held at Witter Rugby Field here in Berkeley. For more coverage, check out the Bear Blog's home page.




PRO DAY REWIND: CAMERON JORDAN

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Projected first-round pick Cameron Jordan did not participate in any measurable drills at Cal's Pro Day this morning, however he did take part in position drills and then joined us to talk about his day. Here's what he had to say.






Note: This footage will be edited into a full video feature to be posted later this week on the Bear Blog.


PRO DAY REWIND: SHANE VEREEN

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Former Cal running back Shane Vereen followed up a strong performance at the NFL Scouting Combine, which included 31 reps of the bench press at 225 pounds (the second highest total among running backs), by participating in position drills at today's Pro Day.

Vereen joined us after the day was over to talk about his performance and the NFL Draft process. Here's what he had to say.





Note: This footage will be edited into a full video feature to be posted later this week on the Bear Blog.


PRO DAY REWIND: MORE RESULTS

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Here's a compilation of some of the top results from today's Pro Day where 17 Cal football alumni worked out in front of scouts from more than 25 NFL teams.

  1. Jeremy Ross was clocked as low as 4.39 in the 40-yard dash, 4.15 in the 20-yard shuttle and posted a 39 inch vertical leap.
  2. Bryant Nnabuife had a 40 inch vertical leap, a broad jump of 10 feet 2 inches and a 4.06 second 20-yard shuttle.
  3. Richard Fisher posted some big numbers, including 27 reps of the bench press at 225 pounds and a 32 1/2 vertical leap.
  4. Keith Browner had the longest vertical arm span at 35 1/4 inches.
  5. Chris Guarnero weighed in at a solid 290 pounds.

Note: Cameron Jordan, Shane Vereen and Mike Mohamed did not participate in the weight room or in any measurable drills after their participation in the NFL Scouting Combine.

PRO DAY REWIND: MEDIA FRENZY

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As 17 former Cal football players showcased their talents on the field and in the weight room in an effort to prove their ability to play at the next level, many of these players also got a taste of NFL-caliber media attention.

A large group of reporters questioned many of the former Golden Bears, including projected first-round pick and defensive lineman Cameron Jordan, quarterback Kevin Riley, running back Shane Vereen and linebacker Mike Mohamed. Check out a few photos from earlier this afternoon.



Cameron Jordan answers questions from the media following his Pro Day performance.


Kevin Riley laughs at the questions from the congregated media members.


Shane Vereen speaks with numerous local media members.


Mike Mohamed, one of the first players to conclude drills, speaks to reporters on Witter Rugby Field.

PRO DAY REWIND: ROSS HAS BIG DAY

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For the former Cal players like wide receiver and return man Jeremy Ross who did not attend the NFL Scouting Combine, today's Pro Day was the biggest opportunity to audition in front of NFL scouts. Ross made the most of his opportunity.

One scout told us that Ross "really helped himself today." He was clocked at as low as 4.39 in the 40-yard dash and added an impressive 39 inch vertical leap and a 4.15 run in the 20-yard shuttle.

The scout spoke very highly of Ross' athletic ability and was impressed with his performance both in the weight room and on the field. He was optimistic that Ross' considerable physical abilities would translate well to the next level.

Here are some photos of Ross from throughout the morning.



Ross takes off for the broad jump.


Ross is captured midair during the broad jump.


Ross sticks the landing of his broad jump this morning.


Ross runs through the finish of his 40-yard dash, which was clocked as low as 4.39 seconds.



PRO DAY REWIND: NNABUIFE WITH BIG UPS

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Former Cal cornerback Bryant Nnabuife may have opened the eyes of NFL talent evaluators today with an impressive 40 inch vertical leap, as well as posting 10 foot 2 inch broad jump and a 20-yard shuttle timed as low as 4.06 seconds.

Said one scout immediately following Nnabuife's vertical, "Now I have to go watch some tape." If he managed to capture the attention of NFL scouts, Nnabuife, who was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, certainly had a successful day.

Here are some photos from the leap.














PRO DAY REWIND: CHECK IN AND WEIGH IN

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The Pro Day held at Witter Rugby Field and at the adjacent weight lifting facility offered 17 Cal football alumni an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of a large group of congregated NFL scouts from more than 25 NFL teams.

With the NFL Draft rapidly approaching in late April, today's events played a role in the evaluation of each former Golden Bear. And while four players - Cameron Jordan, Shane Vereen, Mike Mohamed and Chris Conte - already worked out for scouts at the NFL combine just weeks ago, many more athletes had an opportunity to audition for the next level.

The day began with each player filling out necessary paperwork before having their hands, arms, and wingspan measured as well as their height and weight recorded. Here are some photos from this portion of the morning, with many more to come.



Offensive lineman Richard Fisher fills out his paper work prior to today's Pro Day.


Shane Vereen (seated) sits on the floor of the weight room while filling out paperwork.


Defensive lineman Cameron Jordan gets his arm measured by NFL scouts.


Cameron Jordan's arm span is analyzed by scouts as well.


Wide receiver and return man Jeremy Ross has his hand measured.


Running back Shane Vereen is measured while a host of scouts looks on.


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