WACO, Texas - A total of 18 former Baylor student-athletes showed off their skills in front of 36 scouts representing 30 NFL teams during Baylor's Pro Timing Day at the Allison Indoor Facility on Wednesday.
The annual Pro Day began with players taking official measurements, before recording times in the 40-yard dash and shuttles, among other events.
"I think you could ask these scouts, but Kaz (Kazadi) and his group do as good a job as anybody in America, no doubt; very well organized," head coach Art Briles said. All six of Baylor's players who participated in the NFL Draft Combine were also in action on Wednesday.
Safety Ahmad Dixon improved on his combine performance in five events. The 2013 All-American had better marks in the 40-yard dash (4.64 to 4.52), vertical jump (32 to 34 inches), broad jump (111 to 112 inches), three-cone drill (7.55 to 7.28) and 60-yard shuttle (12.01 to 11.16).
Defensive back Demetri Goodson notched a faster time in the 40-yard dash, running a 4.46 to be .06 faster than his combine mark of 4.52. Meanwhile, tight end Jordan Najvar was better in the 40-yard dash (4.93 to 4.84) and the bench press (18 to 20). Offensive lineman Cyril Richardson tallied improved marks in the 40-yard dash (5.36 to 5.19) and the bench press (25 to 27). Running back Lache Seastrunk carded a better 40-yard dash time (4.51 to 4.46), while posting a time of 6.81 in the three-cone drill and an 11.33 in the 60-yard shuttle. He did not run either of those events at the combine.
Outside of those six combine players, Darius Jones performed well in the testing, posting the best broad jump (10-9), the fastest 40-yard dash (4.40) and the top 5-10-5 drill time (4.27). Defensive end Chris McAllister was the leader of 13 guys tested in the bench press with 28 reps.
The Baylor program has had 11 players drafted into the NFL over the last three years, the second-most draftees in the Big 12.
"When you've got guys that are in the league and have been effective in the league, it certainly helps these young guys, because right now Baylor has a good name throughout the NFL," Briles added. "And that's just going to continue to grow as we continue to develop our program here."
Pro Day concluded with players going through individual position drills.
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Highlight Performances from 2014 Baylor Pro Day: