Tag:Connor Barwin
Posted on: March 19, 2009 3:51 pm

Cincinnati Pro Day results coming in...


 Despite all of the attention being heaped upon the Georgia Pro Day,  28 of the 32 NFL teams were still represented at the Cincinnati workout today, mostly to see cornerback Mike Mickens and Mr. Versatility Connor Barwin.

Mickens, an All-American, was unable to workout at the Combine due to a left knee injury that sidelined him for a few games this season and hampered him enough at the Senior Bowl that he was forced to leave early. He was only cleared to run three weeks ago and estimated himself at 85%, but still put up respectable numbers in the 40-yard dash (4.53-4.59), short shuttle (4.19), 3-cone (6.96), broad jump (9'-4", 9'-10") and vertical (35.5"). Mickens, when healthy, is among the better cornerbacks in the 2009 draft and a second round talent. How teams view his recovery from the injury, however, will be critical in determining his final grade. 

Connor Barwin will continue to skyrocket up draft boards with another impressive performance. Barwin, a former tight end who switched to defensive end, may ultimately be making the transition to linebacker, considering the eye-popping workouts he's produced at the Combine and now at his Pro Day. Barwin produced two of the more eye-popping results of the defensive ends at the Combine with a 4.66 electronically-timed 40-yard dash and a 40.5" vertical jump. He was even faster Wednesday, posting times ranging from 4.48-4.57, according to those in attendance. He also lifted the bar 23 times and looked good in linebacker, tight end and defensive line drills...

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