Baylor held their annual pro day on Wednesday, hosting 15 athletes, including 14 former Bears. The players worked out in front of scouts and coaches from 29 different NFL teams.
Former Stephen F. Austin TE Zach Conque was the lone non-Baylor player to participate in the pro day.
Baylor’s pro day saw the return of a couple of former Baylor players that were hoping to be noticed by the scouts. Cornerback Terrence Singleton played for the Bears from 2013-15 but transferred to Prairie View A&M for his final year of eligibility in 2016. Singleton had a good day, running a 4.47 40-yd dash, and recording a 34 inch vertical. His 4.47 would tie him for 13th best at this years NFL combine.
Former Baylor RB Lache Seastrunk played two seasons with the Bears in 2012 and ’13 before being selected in the sixth round of the 2014 NFL draft by the Washington Redskins. Seastrunk bounced around multiple practice squads before a brief stint in the CFL and is looking for his final chance at the NFL. Seastrunk weighed in at 213 lbs and ran a 4.54 40-yd dash. His time would place him tied for 13th in this years NFL combine.
Linebacker Aiavion Edwards had a tremendous workout, running a 4.63 40-yd dash, with 21 reps on the bench press. His scores would have placed him tied for 4th in the 40-yd dash, and 8th in the bench press in this years NFL combine.
Defensive back Patrick Levels ran the fastest 40-yd dash of the day with a 4.45, while DB Ryan Reid ran a 4.47. Levels also managed 20 reps on the bench press, which woBaylor Concludes 2017 Pro DayBaylor Concludes 2017 Pro Dayuld have placed him 2nd in this years NFL combine.
Quarterback Seth Russell had a good day throwing the ball but did not participate in any other drills as he continues his rehab following a leg fracture that cut his final season short.
Widely regarded as the best Baylor prospect in this years draft, KD Cannon chose not to participate in all of the drills following his combine performance. Instead, Cannon decided to solely focus on his route running, after being criticized for it following the combine. “That’s all I was focused on today was my routes,” said Cannon, “all I wanted to do was prove them wrong.”
First-year head coach Matt Rhule was “happy to see all the Baylor kids do so well and perform at such a high level.”
“We want to develop guys into being pros, and part of that is helping them get through this process,” Rhule said. The biggest thing for me, my part, was just to make sure that this is a working day for them, to make sure that this is set up in a way so [the scouts] can get the best information on kids performing at their best.”
Also in attendance was a handful of current pro-Baylor players, including Spencer Drango and Corey Coleman of the Cleveland Browns, Xavien Howard of the Miami Dolphins, and Kendall Wright of the Chicago Bears.
Full pro day stats can be found here.