Live blog: Alabama pro day

March, 7, 2012
3/07/12
1:53
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TideNation's Alex Scarborough and Greg Ostendorf live blogged from Alabama's pro day on Wednesday.

1:53 p.m. - Looks like pro day is wrapping up. Stay tuned to TideNation for player reaction and analysis. And a quick reminder: RB Trent Richardson, SS Mark Barron and LB Courtney Upshaw will hold their pro day on March 29 in Tuscaloosa. ESPN3 will have a live broadcast (time to be determined).

1:31 p.m. - CB Dre Kirkpatrick on pro day meeting his expectations: "It was more up-tempo. I wanted to go out and handle any challenge that they throw your way."

1:24 p.m. - LB Dont'a Hightower's numbers from today: vertical jump (33 inches), broad jump (9 feet, 9 inches); 3-cone drill (4.71); shuttle (7.53).

1:17 p.m. - RB Eddie Lacy is here today and is in a protective boot. Lacy is expected to miss all of spring practice.

1:15 p.m. - There are 14 players working out today, and we're told every NFL team is represented.

1:13 p.m. - C William Vlachos weighed in at 319 pounds today. That's a bit heavier than expected and a good thing.

1:10 p.m. - WR Darius Hanks' numbers from today: height/weight (5-foot-11, 188); 40-yard dash (4.69); 3-cone drill (4.31); 60-yard shuttle (6.86).

1:06 p.m. - TE Brad Smelley, going through some routes, makes a very nice catch on a ball thrown high. Moments later, he makes a fantastic one-handed grab.

1:01 p.m. - Wide receivers just began performing route drills. Darius Hanks going through the route tree.

12:46 p.m. - Results from DB Phelon Jones during today's pro day: height/weight (5-foot-10, 199); 40-yard dash (4.65); bench press (15 reps); vertical jump (37.5 inches), broad jump (10 feet, 6 inches), 3-cone drill (4.31); 20-yard shuttle (6.89).

12:42 p.m. - Coach Nick Saban was just interviewed for the ESPN3 broadcast. "We just try to do a good job of trying to develop these players and create the right psychological disposition so that when they get into situations like this, they can actually perform and do their best," Saban said. "Hopefully these guys can enhance their opportunities today."

12:38 p.m. - CB Dre Kirkpatrick going all out. He lays out to try to make an interception during pass drills.

12:34 p.m. - According to Alabama coach Nick Saban, Courtney Upshaw isn't working out today because of tendinitis in his knee.

12:31 p.m. - LB Alex Watkins had a vertical jump of 37.5 inches and a broad jump of 9 feet, 3.5 inches.

12:29 p.m. - It appears Chapman decides to partake in the bench press, however. He did an impressive 29 reps.

12:22 p.m. - Marquis Maze and Josh Chapman are both in street clothes and are not working out today.

12:15 p.m. - Former Tide standout Marcell Dareus, who is now with the Buffalo Bills, is also on hand. Nice showing from former players who are showing their support.

12:11 p.m. - Scouts from the Jets, Texans, Patriots, Titans, Jaguars, Chargers, Steelers, Redskins, Panthers, Seahawks, Saints and Bengals on hand.

12:10 p.m. - TE Brad Smelley posts a broad jump of 4 feet, 5 inches.

12:08 p.m. - DB Phelon Jones posts a broad jump of 10 feet, 6 inches broad jump.

11:58 a.m. - Former Alabama stars Rolando McClain and Mike Johnson in attendance for the Crimson Tide's pro day.

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