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Aggies turn in top marks at annual NFL pro day

By | Posted - Mar. 27, 2019 at 7:38 p.m.

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LOGAN — Former Utah State standout tight end Dax Raymond took a big step toward a pro football career Wednesday.

Raymond and 16 former teammates took part in Utah State’s annual pro day, working out in front of scouts from 28 NFL teams in the Stan Laub Indoor Practice Facility and surrounding areas on campus.

“I think today was awesome. There was a ton of energy,” said Raymond, who also went to the NFL Combine. “It was good to see all the guys back here and see how hard they’ve worked. I feel like everyone gave it their all.

“As for me, personally, I feel like I showed that I can be a consistent pass catcher. I showed that I can block as well. I’ve only heard positive things, so I feel like it went really well.”

Other pro day participants include Adewale Adeoye, Eltoro Allen, Roman Andrus, Rob Castaneda, Gaje Ferguson, Quin Ficklin, Jalen Greene, Justen Hervey, Jontrell Rocquemore, Suli Tamiavena, Ron’quavion Tarver, Sean Taylor, Aaren Vaughns, Aaron Wade, Emerson Woods, and early entrant Darwin Thompson.

Vaughns ran the fast 40-yard dash, coming in at 4.43. Hervey finished in 4.46, followed by Wade (4.47), Thompson (4.50) and Rocquemore (4.57).

Rocquemore added a 39.5-inch vertical leap, while Thompson jumped 39.0 inches and Hervey 38.0 inches.

Thompson took the top mark in the 225-pound bench press with 28 reps, followed by Adeoye with 22 reps and Hervey with 20 reps.

“I think it went OK,” Thompson said. “Today was a pretty good day for me. I feel like I showed everyone that I’m one of the top guys in the draft.”

Editor's note: The content of this article was taken from a press release sent out by Utah State Athletics. This is not information gathered by reporters.

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