NFL Teams Send 15 Scouts For Arkansas State Red Wolves Pro Day, Demario Davis Impresses

by Chris Bahn  on Wednesday, Mar. 28, 2012 10:29 am  

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NFL scouts have found players worth drafting at Arkansas State each of the last five years.

Judging from the turnout at the Red Wolves’ pro day, it won’t be a shock to see that streak stretch to a sixth NFL Draft.

More than 15 scouts attended Arkansas State’s pro day as 13 former players worked out inside ASU Stadium. Linebacker Demario Davis and safety Kelcie McCray, who earned invites to the NFL Combine last month, were the main attractions.

Davis, according to, was a standout at pro day. The 6-foot-2, 239-pound linebacker ran a 4.56 in the 40-yard dash and jumped 38.5 inches in the vertical.

"[Davis] looked very fluid in his position drills, and was good when forced to drop into space as well as when catching the ball. He has a chance to be a mid-round draft pick," wrote Gil Brandt of

Other players who worked out were 2011 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year Brandon Joiner, all-conference picks defensive tackle Dorvus Woods, cornerback Darryl Feemster, wide receiver Dwayne Frampton and cornerback Darron Edwards. Also participating were fullback Jermaine Robertson, defensive lineman Justin Robertson, Rod Hall, Jaquan Kilcrease and Trey Outlaw.

McCrae and Jermaine Robertson drew notice from as well. McCrae "caught the ball well and showed good quickness" and Robertson "has some value as a potential seventh-round pick."

Teams with representatives on hand included the New York Giants, Baltimore Ravens, St. Louis Rams, Green Bay Packers, Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans, San Diego Chargers, Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals and Miami Dolphins.

ASU’s streak of players drafted includes fullback Oren O’Neal, safety Tyrell Johnson, tight end David Johnson, defensive end Alex Carrington and offensive lineman Derek Newton.



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