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Vanderbilt DE Tim Fugger forcing scouts to take notice

By Rob Rang | The Sports Xchange/

NFL scouts are well aware of former Commodore defensive backs Casey Hayward and Sean Richardson, but the defensive player who helped himself the most at Vanderbilt's pro day on Friday was little known defensive end Tim Fugger. At only 248-pounds, he is considered a DE/OLB conversion player and his fast 40-yard dash times in the mid 4.5's backed up those thoughts. Fugger, who led the team in 2011 with 7.0 sacks and 13.5 tackles for loss, posted 29 reps of 225-pounds on the bench press and looked good in the agility drills, working out as both a lineman and stand-up linebacker.

“I worked my tail off, so I hope some people are now thinking a little different about me than they were before,” Fugger told the media after his workout. “I came out and put up the numbers I did while training, so hopefully that helped me out a bit.”

Hayward and Richardson stood on their numbers from the NFL Combine last month, but both participated in positional drills, receiving rave reviews.

Over 20 teams were represented in Nashville for the workouts, including Titans GMRuston Webster and Bears head coach Lovie Smith.

-- Contributed by Dane Brugler

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