NFL pro day results: Miami's Seantrel Henderson struggles, Stephen Morris improves stock

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Stephen Morris impressed NFL scouts enough at Miami's pro day Thursday to earn visits with three teams. Seantrel Henderson's reviews, meanwhile, were far less glowing.

Miami's pro day highlighted a very light docket Thursday (Florida International was the only other school holding workouts). Quarterback Stephen Morris and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson were arguably the biggest-name prospects being evaluated by the 30 NFL teams in attendance. Morris apparently helped his stock during the workout. Henderson maybe less so.

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Seantrel Henderson avoids media after workout

Seantrel Henderson worked out for scouts Thursday, but immediate reviews of his performance weren't glowing. noted that Henderson avoided media after the workout, and was notably fatigued when he left the field. ESPN's Chris Mortensen suggested that Henderson "quit" the workout, but Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel wouldn't go that far:

Kelly was told by two NFL executives that Henderson did, indeed, finish the workout, though the offensive tackle hastened to get off the field afterwards.

Henderson's agent clarified what happened to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald.

Henderson looks the part of an elite offensive tackle at 6'7, 331 pounds, but he hasn't performed much like one, whether on the field, at the Combine or apparently at his pro day.

That said, Henderson did earn dinner with at least one team:

Stephen Morris earns more visits with performance

You won't find Stephen Morris' name mentioned much in the lead-up to the NFL Draft, especially in a 2014 class loaded with talented quarterbacks. That said, his physical tools are arguably as good as any prospect's in his class. Those in attendance at Miami's pro day on Thursday were very impressed with what they saw, enough to earn him a trio of visits.

The Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers aren't exactly quarterback-needy teams, but with refinement perhaps they feel Morris could be a serviceable backup going forward. The Cleveland Browns, meanwhile, are desperate for a signal caller.

Of course, as SB Nation's own Hurricanes blog State of the U notes, there's a reason why Morris isn't receiving more draft hype:

Kenny Phillips works out at Miami pro day

And now for your requisite former star trying to make a comeback:

No reports yet as to how the former NFL safety looked. Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News reported that Phillips piqued the interest of several NFL teams, however. Phillips was drafted No. 31 overall by the New York Giants in 2008. Injuries and poor play in the secondary eventually derailed his career. He was released by the Giants in 2012 with one year left on a five-year contract, then was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013 but released during training camp.

Joe Philbin, three NFL GMs in attendance

A slow pro day slate, nice weather and a few big-name prospects helped generate a solid crowd to watch the Hurricanes work out. The Chicago Bears and the Washington Redskins were the only two teams that stayed home, though Joe Philbin of the Miami Dolphins was the only NFL head coach to turn out. Three NFL general managers were in attendance, however:

Other notable Miami prospects included wide receiver Allen Hurns, offensive lineman Brandon Linder and punter Pat O'Donnell. The 6'1, 198-pound Hurns, in particular, seemed confident that he turned some heads:

Florida International

27 teams show up for FIU pro day

Perhaps because it is also a Miami school, Florida International generated a solid turnout Thursday, drawing scouts from 27 of 32 NFL franchise according to Pete Pelegrin of

Cornerback Sam Miller and wide receiver Rockey Vann were the two fastest men on the day, both finishing the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds. Miller also had a broad jump of 10 feet, 2.5 inches and a vertical jump of 38 inches as part of an impressive day.

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