Already pegged as a game manager by some NFL Draft analysts because of his lack of arm strength, Devlin wasn’t overly impressive during his pro day workout. However, he’ll have more chances to impress NFL personnel evaluators during private workouts.
Time to shine
Pro days are the last organized workouts for players before the NFL Draft, so it’s important they have a solid showing. While this workout isn’t one of the top criteria for evaluating a player, it’s still part of the process. Players can help or hurt themselves a little bit depending on how well they perform in this setting. — Adam Caplan
DUD: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
The oft-injured but talented defensive back wasn’t able to participate in his school’s pro day because of a hamstring injury. He’ll be able to make it up with private workouts for teams.
STUD: Andy Dalton, QB, TCU
His value has been rising for several weeks because of a strong NFL Scouting Combine workout and a great pro day performance. Dalton might be the most NFL-ready quarterback available for this year’s draft.
STUD: Vincent Brown, WR, San Diego State
The NFL-ready receiver posted disappointing 40-yard dash times during the NFL Scouting Combine, so he needed to bounce back in a big day during his pro day -- and he did just that. He ran in the mid 4.5’s, up from 4.71 at the Combine. Brown should go off the board in rounds 3-4.
DUD: Ahmad Black, S, Florida
He didn’t run very well during February’s NFL Scouting Combine, so Black needed to rebound during his pro day workout. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen. Black will have to work out well privately for teams to help boost back his draft value.
STUD: Brooks Reed, DE, Arizona
There are few players who have enjoyed a postseason like Reed. The speedy pass rusher put together a solid Senior Bowl week then followed that up with a very strong NFL Scouting Combine workout and solid pro day workout. Reed could go off the board as early as the first round.
DUD: Leonard Hankerson, WR, Miami (Fla.)
Hankerson had a somewhat disappointing pro day performance with some dropped passes and uncharacteristically inconsistent route running. However, he’ll still go off the board within the first 50 selections. He is still clearly one of the top wide receivers available for this year’s draft.
STUD: Denarius Moore, WR, Tennessee
The little-known wide receiver ran a blistering 4.37 at during his pro day workout. And Moore also ran fairly well during the NFL Scouting Combine despite lower back and groin injuries.
DUD: Bilal Powell, RB, Louisville
It’s hard to question his talent based on his great senior season, but Powell continues to be plagued by injury. He didn’t work out during the NFL Scouting Combine, and his pro day was cut short by the same hamstring injury.
STUD: Davon House, CB, New Mexico State
He posted decent 40-yard dash times during the Combine, but the solidly built defensive back posted eye-popping times in the mid 4.3’s during his pro day workout. House, who was once thought to be a mid-round selection, could go off the board within the first 50-60 selections.