03/08/2013 - 2013 Illinois Pro Day: Glenn Foster has scouts scrambling after Illinois' pro day...Representatives from 27 NFL teams gathered at Illinois' pro day, where 15 players worked out. One player in particular will have scouts scrambling to the video tape. Glenn Foster, DL (6-foot-3 5/8, 286 pounds) - Foster ran the 40-yard dash in 4.82 and 4.79 seconds, had a 4.45-second short shuttle and a 7.15-second three-cone drill. He recorded a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-9 broad jump. He also had 29 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Foster was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Foster had a fantastic workout, and he would have been the top performer in his position group at the combine in the vertical jump and broad jump. Foster will have a lot of scouts scrambling back to the film room to see why he didn't have a better draft grade and wasn't invited to the combine. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/07/2013 - 2013 Illinois Pro Day: The four Illinois prospects expected to be drafted in April - defensive tackle Akeem Spence, defensive end Michael Buchanan, cornerback Terry Hawthorne and offensive guard Hugh Thornton - elected not to participate in most of the measured drills during Thursday's Pro Day, leaving scouts grumbling. Fortunately, another former Fighting Illini prospect stepped up to make the trip worthwhile for talent evaluators.
The big winner on the day was versatile defensive lineman Glenn Foster, who showed surprising explosiveness with a 39-5 vertical jump, 10-foot-9-inch broad jump and 29 repetitions of 225 pounds. The 6-3 (5/8), 286-pound defender also was twice clocked at 4.80 seconds in the 40-yard dash, according to a league source on the scene.
Foster was also impressive during the positional workout, prompting the source to question if his burst wouldn't have been better displayed at defensive end rather than the defensive tackle position he manned throughout much of his career in Champaign. Foster posted 31 tackles in 2012, including 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. He'd started 11 of 13 games a year earlier, recording 32 tackles, four of which were behind the line of scrimmage. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
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