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What Went Down at UK’s Pro Day



Entering Kentucky’s 2017 Pro Day, all eyes were on Boom Williams, but today’s biggest winners are a few players not expected to be drafted in April.

Williams was a Top 10 running back at the combine, but his 4.4 40-yard dash time was disqualified.  Unfortunately, that number did not improve today.  In Boom’s two attempts he ran an unofficial 4.53 and a 4.54.  Numbers aside, Boom’s agility in the position drills was clear, displaying excellent footwork and change of direction.

The biggest winners of the day were JD Harmon, Marcus McWilson and Blake McClain.  Kentucky’s experienced stars in the secondary made money, proving to scouts they can make an impact on special teams with elite athleticism.  All three clocked unofficial 4.47 40-yard dashes and displayed excellent agility in the shuttle drills.

Jojo Kemp and Ryan Timmons also performed well in the 40.  Timmons clocked a 4.48 and Kemp a 4.54.  In the position drills, they didn’t drop passes, especially valuable for Kemp who proved he can be a steady presence in the backfield.  Mark Stoops told the media he believes there’s a spot for Kemp at the next level.

Two familiar faces also returned for UK’s Pro Day.  Maxwell Smith ran drills and threw to the wide receivers.  Former UK defensive end Jason Hatcher was also at the facility.  He’s been working out with the team recently but he could not participate in pro day.  The NFL restricts players from drills based on distance from their hometown, and Lexington was outside of the NFL’s restricted area.

Of all the drills, the most impressive part of pro day came from an unlikely player: tight end Tanner Fink.  Fink bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times.

For more Pro Day coverage, listen to today’s Depth Chart Podcast.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for What Went Down at UK’s Pro Day

  1. blueblood23
    2:04 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    When u synchronize and align both 40 videos, boom is faster and comes out ahead, not sure why his 40 times are as low as they are. Or for that matter the others are as fast as they are. Also impressive by fink but would have been dq’d at combine for not completing the reps. Hopefully all will get the chance they all deserve at the next level

  2. FlyOnTheWall
    2:17 pm March 8, 2017 Permalink

    No way was Boom faster. He looked as slow as he ran. He didn’t have one clean catch. He did do well on the footwork drill but that’s about it. Timmons, Harmon Fink and JoJo all looked better. Fink was surprisingly very good, better than Boom. Just listen to Morrow and you get the full real story. You wont get it on KSR.