Here are the highlight performances :
Hutson Mason only a 28 ” vertical leap and only 4.79 in 40-yard “dash.” Hutson Mason, whose number one criticism by Mark Richt all year long was that he could not throw the deep pass he reminded us after every game, elected NOT to try to do even one bench press. No one will even invite him to an NFL camp. He will not be drafted. He will not be given any even free agent contract. Slow, not athletic and no arm is no way for our Starting Quarterback, handed the job without competition as was Joe Tereshinski III and Joe Cox, and both of them found in fact NFL Quarterbacks playing their understudies here for Mark Richt.
Johnathon Rumph turned in the dead last worst performance on bench press with only 17 reps. He also turned heads with his only 30 ” vertical leap, quite poor as well. Ran a 4.74 in 40-yards, way too slow. These numbers insure he gets not even a free agent contract, and will not be drafted.
4.53 in 40-yard dash for Corey Moore, far more respectable but NOT fast by any means, and 32″ vertical leap which is not all that great, either.
Todd Gurley II, whom we were told long ago that he would compete, and that he was looking forward to competing in Georgia’s Pro-Day, did not. This sets up his lawsuit against the insurance company The University of Georgia “hired” for Todd Gurley II for loss of value – drop in selection below # 8 – in the 2015 NFL Draft, and his lawsuit against Mark Richt personally for leaving him in with a 3 TD lead to get a 4 TD lead with 5 minutes only remaining on the clock when the following week, Mark Richt took Nick Chubb out quicker than that. This also was a game in which Todd Gurley II had already been injured and was not only nursing that injury still but also was compensating for that injury. A game in which he had NOT played in 6 weeks’ time, a month and a half. And, a game he had already had more carries than any other game. He also had a 100-yard TD kick-off return called back after he ran that out too, only to see the flag afterwards not during. It as well was a cold day. It was a bitter cold day.
David Andrews only had 27 bench press reps. He wanted and needed more. This hurt him in the NFL Draft, not helped him. I always thought he would be drafted, now I am unsure.
Kostas Vavlas 36″ vertical leap was almost up there in the good range. That’s the good news. The bad news is that that was the best any Bulldog could do yesterday. Sad. You have to love this guy for actually being the smartest on the team, and with the best vertical leap. Always on the Dean’s List and Honor Rolls, he hopes to get into medical school. I would bet on that. He was a walk-on here. Down to only 72 to suit up for the last game, the Belk Bowl, of the 118 signed scholarship recruits Mark Richt signed who with redshirt like Vavlas could’ve played in the Belk Bowl, Vavlas played every game for 3 years on special teams. Despite his best performance for us yesterday, he will not be drafted and not offered a free agent contract but that does not diminish this man’s accomplishments in our classrooms, where his real future lies anyway. Imagine this guy beat out all these highly touted recruited signed scholarship recruits of Mark Richt. Just imagine ? Good for him. 4.75 in the 40-yard dash, he out ran Starting Quarterback Hutson Mason, but then again, who did not ? 22 bench press reps beat out Ray Drew (only 18), Watts Dantzler (only 20), Corey Moore (only 19) and Jonathon Rumph (only 17.)
Someone named Trisdan Askew only recorded 8 bench press reps. How embarrassing. He would’ve been better off, not competing in bench press, like Hutson Mason who maybe can’t do even 8 – not from what I’ve seen of his 4-year dink-down passes only.
This is the worst Pro-Day we’ve ever had. Sorry assed performances. The good news is that these guys are gone. The bad news is that they played so much when they were here, averaging more than 4 losses a season. Duh.
Good luck to you guys. You’re going to need it as this Pro Day was not set-up by the staff for you to be successful this day, obviously.