The results from the LSU Pro Day are arriving much faster than some of the prospects working out there could have delivered them. Awkward zinger out of the way, it wasn't all bad news in Baton Rouge today. One prospect did help his draft stock, and it's a guy that could help the St. Louis Rams.
I mentioned LB Kelvin Sheppard and WR Terrance Toliver earlier today. Both players turned in workouts that figure to hurt their draft stock. Sheppard ran a 4.76 and a 4.82 forty and a 7.20 three-cone drill. Rob Rang of NFL Draft Scout says that the results undermine Sheppard's case for converting to an outside linebacker in the NFL.
Toliver lost a second on his forty time from Indianapolis. He clocked a 4.64 today after posting a 4.52 at the Combine, with a hand-held timer. Yes, yes, yes, forty times and workouts are vastly overrated by armchair draftniks as a prospect evaluation tools. Teams will rely on the tape for most of their assessments. However, for players with questions about their speed and athleticism the workouts can have a big impact on their draft stock.
DT Drake Nevis, who I completely ignored this morning, did have a good day working out for teams at the LSU pro day. Apparently he was the only one since Patrick Peterson didn't work out today. Nevis was timed at 4.90 and 4.96, beating his Combine time of 5.06. Nevis has real potential as a three-technique, something the Rams desperately need. Rang puts Nevis in the second round.