The Bruins held their Pro Day on Tuesday at Spaulding. The event was open only to NFL scouts and was closed to the press, but some reports are leaking out, and no surprise, the Bruins looked great. The drills were organized by Bruins S&C coach, Sal Alosi. Each of the Bruins participated in position drills, while several ran (or reran) their speed and agility drills from the combine.
Some notable comments from NFL.com:
Johnathan Franklin stood by his great speed time (4.49 40 yd dash) at the combine but participated in position drills
Franklin looked really outstanding in the position drills. He caught the ball well with no drops. He had just one double catch and one chest catch.
Joseph Fauria was limited at the combine by a leg injury suffered at the East-West Shrine game and did not runin Indianapolis, but was good in his speed and agility events at Pro Day.
Fauria ran the 40 in 4.72 and 4.82 seconds. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-0 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.53 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.49 seconds.
Aaron Hester improved significantly on his disappointing 40 yd dash time at the combine.
Hester ran the 40 in 4.53 and 4.57 seconds. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-0 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.46 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.92 seconds.
Jeff Locke kicked, and impressed. We could have told you.
Locke, a left-footed kicker, is a really good punter. He is every bit as good as Bryan Anger, the punter selected in the third round by the Jacksonville Jaguars in last year's draft.
Jerry Johnson did not go to the combine, so this was big moment for him, and he turned in good speed and strength numbers for a big WR.
Johnson ran the 40 in 4.50 seconds on each attempt. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-0 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.53 seconds and three-cone time was 7.26 seconds. He performed 10 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Johnson was not at the combine. Johnson, who started 13 games for the Bruins in 2012 and had 428 yards receiving with one touchdown, is a potential rookie free-agent pickup following the events of the 2013 NFL Draft.
OL Jeff Baca and DL Datone Jones both participated in position drills also.
Former Bruin safety, Matt Ware, who was drafted in 2004 and is currently a free agent, also participated in drills at UCLA's Pro Day and is hoping to get an invite to an NFL camp.