Originally posted by WRATHman44:I read it the second way, no teams sent a WR coach to work out Abbrederis.
Edit: I mean the first way, lol. I can't count to 2, but I can count backwards from potato.
Post a link and we can read the article for ourselves.
Here is what Brandt had to say.
Dezmen Southward, FS (6-foot-0 7/8, 212) â" Southward was in Indianapolis for the combine, but did not work out due to a medical exclusion. At Wisconsinâs pro day, he ran the 40 in 4.41 and 4.38 seconds (times that would have placed Southward at the top of his position group at the combine). He had a 42-inch vertical jump and a 10-4 broad jump (the vertical number would also have been the best among safeties at the combine). He had a 4.41-second short shuttle, a 11.50 60-yard long shuttle time, and did the three-cone drill in 6.73 and 6.50 seconds.
Wisconsinâs pro day was very well organized and everybody was very pleased with how smoothly it went.
Dezman Southward soars at Badgers pro day
There's a lot more to playing in the NFL than just running and jumping, but after posting numbers between 4.31 and 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash and 10 feet, 5 inches in the broad jump.
"That never hurts anything," Southward said of testing that well. "I think I definitely wanted to come out and show how explosive i was, how fast I was, the way I could move to adjust to the ball and I did all of those things today. I look forward to continuing to show that."
To put Southward's numbers in perspective, the fastest defensive back at the combine was Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert, who ran the 40 in an official 4.37 seconds. The highest vertical jump was 41.5 inches by Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Southward's broad jump would have ranked tied for ninth.
Southward said he did not hear his times for his 3-cone drill and short shuttle. He did not perform the bench press.
It's worth noting that players often run faster when they're timed by stop watches on their home turf instead of the electronic timer at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. But the 42-inch vertical and 10-5 broad jump are not venue specific and they show just how much juice Southward has in his legs.