Former Princeton players Matt Landry, left, and Caraun Reid, center, go through a pro day workout with Cincinnati Bengal coach Jay Hayes.
Princeton, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) -
There's more to a college pro day than just the pure numbers that so often define NFL prospects as they head toward the annual draft.
One scout at Princeton University's pro day on Thursday said he values the character of a player more than the measurables that come out of the 40-yard dash, 225-pound bench press and other combine-type drills of a pro day.
The numbers for Princeton's chief draft hopeful, defensive tackle Caraun Reid, were improved upon Thursday when he dropped his 40-yard dash time to 4.87 seconds from last month's 4.91 clocking at the NFL Scouting Combine and he jumped an inch higher to 27.5 inches on his vertical leap.
Missouri Valley spring football primer
By Craig Haley, FCS Exec. Director
Final of a 13-part series about spring football across the FCS.
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) -
There's a true X-factor involved even after North Dakota State lost the best senior class in the FCS following last season.
The Bison left behind are going to have a chip sitting squarely on their shoulder.
Opponents are going to perceive the three-time reigning national champions as vulnerable this year following the loss of 24 seniors and head coach Craig Bohl.