NFL pro day results: Scouts flock to Florida State on Tuesday

Joe Robbins

The Florida State Pro Day, featuring Timmy Jernigan and Kelvin Benjamin, was the highlight of Tuesday's stops on the NFL pro day tour.

Florida State was the big stop during the Tuesday edition of the NFL pro day tour, although they were one of just 13 schools scheduled to hold a workout for NFL scouts. While the Seminoles don't have the star power of a top draft prospect at quarterback like Teddy Bridgewater or Johnny Manziel -- at least not in this draft class -- prospects like Timmy Jernigan and Kelvin Benjamin drew scouts to Tallahassee on Tuesday.

The 12 other schools holding workouts are California, Montana, Pittsburg State, Delaware,  Sam Houston State, Murray State, North Carolina-Charlotte, Old Dominion, Southern Illinois, Tartleton State, UC Davis and William & Mary.

Here are the latest updates on the major schools and players in action:

Florida State

More than 70 NFL scouts were in Tallahassee to watch the national champions. Chip Kelly, and Rex and Rob Ryan were among the coaches in attendance, and Kelly seemed to have his eye on the defensive players participating in the Seminoles' pro day:

Timmy Jernigan

Jernigan weighed in at 6'5, 242 pounds with a 33-inch vertical leap.

Kelvin Benjamin

Benjamin sat on his Combine 40 time and benched 17 reps. During the position drills, he showed off the circus catch ability that Seminoles fans (and opposing players) have become so used to seeing:

After his workout, he was seen chatting with representatives from the Steelers and Broncos:

Florida State did not release 40 times to the media, but James Wilder ran an unofficial time in the 4.4-5 range:

Bryan Stork ran an unofficial 5.25 time and had 21 reps on the bench press.


Linebacker Jordan Tripp is the most notable player in this FCS school, and plenty of NFL teams had scouts on hand to watch him in person:

Pittsburg State

A handful of teams were in attendance for Tuesday's action at Pittsburg State:

Those teams were likely on hand to watch senior wide receiver John Brown, who is ranked as a Day 3 selection by several analysts.


The Falcons and Seahawks likely had defensive tackle Zach Kerr on their brains when they booked their flights to Delaware:

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