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Boise State players compete for NFL Pro-Day

Posted at 6:32 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 20:33:23-04

Nineteen former Broncos hit the indoor turf at Boise State University to try and impress NFL scouts and make it into the draft.

The day started in the weight room where Broncos were tested on the bench press, vertical jumps, and broad jump.

Shane Williams-Rhodes had the highest jump with 38”. However, Donte Deayon wasn’t far behind with a 37” jump as former teammates cheered them on.

Deayon also ran an impressive 4.49 at the 40-yard dash.  A feat that Deayon said resulted in a good day for him.

“This is real big. Not everybody gets the opportunity to be on people’s boards and get visits like that, so it’s a big opportunity to go out there in front of them so they can see with their own eyes." Deayon explained.

Safety Darian Thompson had a 4.50 forty-yard dash and will have the chance to workout with the Carolina Panthers in Boise in the next several days and will also visit with the Steelers.

“Overall I believe I had a good day. Overall, I had a good day. Not too much concern. It’s kinda crazy to actually meet coaches and things like that it feels a dream when you finally get to meet the guys that you see on TV and it’s been a great experience for me,” Thompson said.

Possible first round draft pick Kamalei Correa will be busy in the upcoming weeks with a private workout with the Tennessee Titans.

“I feel like it answered some questions that the scouts may have whether it may be my coverage skills or my hips or my movement. I feel like I covered that there might be some teams that might want to bring me out on a visit or do another workout or so but now it’s just a waiting game,” Correa said.

At the offensive line, both Marcus Henry and Rees Odhiambo performed well with Henry benching 225 pounds 28 times in the locker room. Odhiambo recorded a 27” jump despite coming back from an ankle surgery in 2015.

"I felt pretty good. It just takes a lot of time to perfect it doing all those different drills. I feel like I did pretty good getting ready for today," Odhiambo proudly said.

The Broncos are opening their scrimmage Saturday, April 2 to Boise State students, faculty and staff.

Gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the scrimmage is scheduled to run from 5-7 p.m.