MSU holds Pro Day

LaDarius Perkins was one of six seniors to participate in pro day at Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

LaDarius Perkins was one of six seniors to participate in pro day at Mississippi State. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Mississippi State’s 2013 football senior class showcased its talent in front of  24 NFL teams on Wednesday as part of the school’s annual Pro Day at the Leo Seal  Jr. Football Complex and Palmeiro Center.

Six Bulldogs took part in  drills from sprints, agility tests and bench press with NFL scouts on  hand.

Offensive guard Gabe Jackson and running back LaDarius Perkins only participated in position  drills. Both posted outstanding numbers at last month’s NFL Combine in  Indianapolis. Jackson is widely considered the top guard prospect for the 2014  NFL Draft. The All-American ranked in the top five among offensive linemen in  the vertical (29.0 inches) last month. Perkins posted the fifth-fastest 40-yard  dash time by a running back with a mark of 4.46.

“I am a physical player  who is consistent,” said Jackson. “I love football. You have to have the attitude that you are going to do the best you can do. It’s been fun visiting  with NFL teams.”

Linebacker Deontae Skinner had an impressive all-around day,  notching a 9’-9’’ broad jump and a 31-inch vertical. Defensive end Denico Autry registered a 30-inch vertical.  Offensive tackle Charles Siddoway also was outstanding in agility drills. Quarterback Tyler Russell and safety Nickoe Whitley did not participate after recovering from injury.

MSU seniors will continue individual workouts with select  teams leading up to the NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday, May 8 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

(From MSU Media Relations)

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