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Alabama Pro Day Report

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TUSCALOOSA, AL -- All 32 NFL teams were in attendance as 12 draft-eligible players from the University of Alabama for the annual pro day.

Crimson Tide athletes that participated were: D.J. Fluker, Kelly Johnson, Nico Johnson, Barrett Jones, Robert Lester, Jeremy Shelley, Damion Square, Carson Tinker, Chance Warmack, Ranzell Watkins, Jesse Williams and Michael Williams.

Jones proved his strength with 27 reps on the 225-pound bench press.  That was the only drill he did during the event.  Two other standouts did not work out at all.  Running back Eddie Lacy has a lingering hamstring injury and cornerback Dee Milliner recently had surgery for a torn labrum.

The pro day was mostly about the big guys who do work in the trenches.

"I want to show [the scouts] that I can move, play any position.  Be quarterback if I want," former Alabama offensive tackle Fluker said. 

"I guess I'm athletic," former Alabama offensive guard Warmack said.  "Try to show what I can bring to the table if anyone wants to draft me."

"I'm not worried about the rounds," former Alabama center Jones added.  "More than anything I want to get to a team that appreciates me and that I'm a good fit for."

Defensive tackle Jesse Williams impressed scouts with his surprising quickness for his 323-pound frame.  He unofficially ran the 40-yard dash in 4.90 seconds.

"I was moving pretty well, my knee felt good," Williams said.  "That's what I was worried about coming off that."

Lester, who started at safety for three years for the Crimson Tide, turned in solid numbers with a 34.5-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump.  But disappointed with only seven reps on the bench press.

Alabama players will get another chance with a second pro day scheduled for April 2.

For a third straight year, Alabama could have four players taken in the first round of April's NFL Draft - with Milliner, Warmack, Fluker and Lacey projected as first rounders.

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