Georgia Southern put on a show yesterday as 13 former football players had the opportunity of a lifetime to prove themselves one last time to NFL scouts and coaches that they are ready for the next level.
At the Pro Day the athletes showed these NFL scouts and coaches, from over 20 teams, their bench press, broad jump, height and weight, vertical jump, 40-yard dash, shuttle run and the three cone drill.
Yesterday Jake Banta, Roscoe Byrd, Darien Foreman, Antonio Glover, Tay Hicklin, Derek Keaton, Raymond Klugey, Ryan Longoria, Manrey Saint-Armour, Andre (AJ) Sims, Antwione Williams, Caleb Williams and Nick Wright all took place in the Pro Day.
“I feel that everyone came out here and preformed really well,” Antwione Williams said.
The top performers in bench were Foreman with 33 reps, Klugey with 28 reps, Saint-Armour with 24 reps and Antwione Williams with 23 reps.
Glover had the best vertical jump at 37.5 inches while Antwione Williams came in second with a 35-inch vertical jump.
When Glover stepped up to the flag for the first time, the scouts and coaches immediately pushed the first 30 inches out of the way because they knew Glover had a high vertical.
Glover led the way in broad jump as well with a 10-foot-7-inch broad jump, followed by Keaton with a 10-foot-3-inch broad jump and Antwione Williams with a 9-foot-10-inch broad jump.
The top performers of the day were Antwione Williams and Glover as the scouts and coaches could not stop raving about them.
“It feels good to be able to show these scouts what I can do,” Antwione Williams said.
Antwione Williams’ favorite moment of Pro Day was being asked to run the 60-yard shuttle. Before yesterday, he had only run it once.
Glover on the other hand thought that being able to perform in front of GS one last time was the best moment.
“I’m very appreciative and very thankful for this opportunity,” Glover said.
Growing up Eric Berry has been Glover’s favorite player as he admires the way he is able to overcome adversity and hardship so well.
“Everything he’s been able to overcome over these past two years I’m really just thankful for the opportunity that he kept playing and allow me to keep watching,” Glover said.
Williams tries to copy his game off Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs and inspires to be able to play football as long as Johnson has.
“Being able to go out there and preform for a long time, that’s what its all about,” Antwione Williams said.
Once his senior season ended, Antwione Williams reached out to Johnson and has since been able to train with Johnson this offseason working on a bunch of defensive techniques.
With the NFL Draft exactly three weeks away, these players are doing all the last minute preparations and meetings they can in order to increase their draft stock.