NFL Scouts Put Seven Illini Through The Paces

March 15, 2006

AUDIO - DB James Cooper on Pro Timing Day
AUDIO - Chicago Bears Scout Jeff Shiver on Pro Timing Day
AUDIO - LB J Leman on winter conditioning, spring break and upcoming spring practice
AUDIO - Former Illini DB Kelvin Hayden on Pro Timing Day and his first season in the NFL

Seven Illinois seniors went through a battery of tests at Memorial Stadium and at the Irwin Indoor Football Facility Wednesday at the team's annual Pro Timing Day.

The Orange and Blue was represented by DB James Cooper, FB Jason Davis, WR Kendrick Jones, DT Ryan Matha, DB Morris Virgil. P/K Steve Weatherford and DB Travis Williams.

Scouts spent the early morning viewing videotapes of the player's collegiate performances, while the players opened up the day's festivities by taking the Wonderlic Personnel Test.

Then it was off to the weight room, where the heights and body weights were measured, as well as their vertical jump and the number of times they could bench press 225 pounds.

The actual testing took place in the Irwin Indoor Football Facility. The athletes performed the standing broad jump and the 60-yard dash, in addition to a number of agility drills.