NFL pro day results: Iowa, N.C. State stars working out Monday

Iowa linebacker Christian Kirksey headlined the prospects showcasing their talents to scouts.

With April approaching and the number of pro days beginning to wind down, there are still some marquee schools showing off top talent. On Monday, Iowa and N.C. State were among the four participating in the annual ritual.

Here is how the day played out for the participants:


Perhaps the biggest question at Iowa's combine was the speed of Christian Kirksey, who elected to forgo the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Athletic with smooth hips and quick instincts, Kirksey was already being praised as a playmaker with the ability to drop into pass coverage. Showing that kind of speed in the 40 cements that logic, and could bump him a bit higher on draft boards. He's currently projected as a third-rounder.


Kendall James, a potential late-round selection at cornerback, showed some decent wheels at the combine when he churned out a 4.44 40.

N.C. State

Some two dozen teams, including the Carolina Panthers, gathered in Raleigh, according to Jonathan Jones of the Charlotte Observer. Most were there to watch free safety Dontae Johnson, who is projected as a fifth- or sixth-rounder. He looked good in drills, impressing scouts with his versatility

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