Ole Miss Pro Day

Update 5:04 p.m.

Some notes from Gil Brandt, who might know some of the NFL people who were in attendance at Ole Miss’ Pro Day.

He has good things to say about Moncrief but also Mike Marry, Jeff Scott and Charles Sawyer.


Several of us hung around for Donte Moncrief interviews until what we suspected was painfully obvious. He wasn’t talking.

He did participate, only in pass-catching drills, not the jumps, bench, dashes and other things.

Nick Brassell was on hand, he did talk and participated in everything with results that didn’t blow anybody away.

Maybe it was just my imagination, but it seemed at times like the scouts were taking a little more time with Brassell in some drills, coaching him up a little bit, maybe in recognition of the player he could be.

Here’s Brassell in the 40:


Brassell had times of 4.55 and 4.60 in the 40. These are extremely unofficial by the way.

Here’s Moncrief in some pass-catching drills:


Some guys here in the standing broad jump:


Here are Jeff Scott, Barry Brunetti and Brassell in receiving drills:


A few notes here …

There were two groups of standing broad jump. Ja-Mes Logan’s jump of 9-7 and Brassell’s of 9-6.5 were the best.

Scouts seemed impressed with Pierce Burton’s athleticism. Burton says he was surprised he wasn’t invited to the Combine. He had 26 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, and he’s hopeful for an NFL opportunity.

News from the vertical jump and bench press, which were conducted inside the weight room, was harder to come by, but we were told that Brassell did not have a successful bench press rep.

Austin Miller, of OleMissSports.com, and I worked together on these 40-yard dash times. That’s why they’re extremely unofficial, but here goes:

First Run

Brunetti 4.76

Burton 5.11

Collins 4.53

Grant 4.61

Holder 4.56

Logan 4.65

Marry 4.95

McCray 5.53

Sawyer 4.50

Scott 4.38

Whigham 4.88

Brassell 4.55

Covington 4.68


Second Run

Brunetti 4.75

Burton 5.28

Collins 4.30

Grant 4.60

Holder 4.68

Logan 4.66

Marry 4.85

McCray 5.48

Sawyer 4.51

Scott 4.45

Swindall 5.28

Whigham 4.91

Brassell 4.60

Covington 4.60

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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