Garcia, former teammates return for pro day

March 28, 2012 

Fifteen former South Carolina players worked out Wednesday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium for NFL talent evaluators, including New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan.

Dozens of scouts representing professional teams watched as players like quarterback Stephen Garcia, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and defensive end Melvin Ingram ran sprints and went through position drills.

It was Garcia’s first appearance in Williams-Brice Stadium since he was kicked off the team in October for failing a substance test.

“It was a little weird coming back to Columbia,” Garcia said.

Garcia isn’t expected to get drafted but could be given a free agent contract in the NFL, and he thought Wednesday that he helped his chances with his workout.

“If nothing else, I got to see these guys again and say goodbye to a bunch of teachers and a bunch of people I didn’t get a chance to say goodbye to back in October,” he said.

The day was most important for Jeffery, whose speed and conditioning have been called into question. He responded with a 40-yard dash in that was timed at between 4.51 and 4.55 by scouts in attendance, according to a source.

Jeffery said afterward he didn’t know how fast he ran, and no official numbers were released.

Pro day measurables

NameHt.Wt.Vert. (In.)Broad (Ft.-In.)Bench (Reps of 225 lb.)
Antonio Allen 6-1 1/8206---
Jason Barnes6-3 3/82083410-414
Terrence Campbell6-2 5/8304298-9 1/234
Stephen Garcia 6-2 1/8 218 31 9-2 -
Stephon Gilmore 6-0 5/8 189 - - -
Melvin Ingram 6-1 1/2 265 - - -
Alshon Jeffery 6-2 3/4 213 36 1/2 10-2 -
Marty Markett 5-8 5/8 172 40 1/2 10-10 12
Kyle Nunn 6-5 3/8 294 25 8-6 -
Rodney Paulk 5-11 7/8 236 31 8-9 1/2 23
Travian Robertson 6-4 300 26 - -
Joey Scribner-Howard 6-0 1/8 206 - - -
Rokevious Watkins 6-3 5/8 328 26 1/2 - 19
C.C. Whitlock 5-9 1/2 181 38 1/2 9-11 9
Jay Wooten 6-2 7/8 196 35 1/2 - -

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