Result: 40 Vertical jump Broad jump Bench Press
Jahwan Edwards 4.62 N/A N/A N/A
Eric Patterson 4.52 36.5 10'2 18
Scott Secor N/A N/A N/A N/A
Stephan Martin 4.82 37 9'6 17
Brian Jones 4.82 28.5 9'0 13
Five former Ball State football players worked out in front of NFL scouts on April 1 for the school's Pro Day at the Fisher Football Training Complex and Field Sports Building.
Running back Jahwan Edwards, cornerback Eric Patterson, kicker Scott Secor, safety Brian Jones and linebacker Stephan Martin performed a series of weight and agility workouts, as well as football drills, for scouts from the Packers, Falcons and Colts.
Players from nearby schools, such as Butler, also attended the workout.
The first series of events included the bench press, vertical jump and broad jump at the football complex. Players, scouts and family members then proceeded to the indoor turf field for football workouts.
Edwards said he was content with his time in the 40-yard dash of 4.62. He ran a 4.80 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine in February 2015.
“I felt good about my performance,” Edwards said. “The thing I wanted to do was increase my times from the [combine].”
Workouts concluded with a number of routes run. The routes and balls thrown varied depending on the particular player's position.
Patterson said he thinks his chances in the upcoming draft improved after his workout.
“I feel like my stock went up,” Patterson said. “I feel like I have a way better chance of getting drafted now, just by coming out and showing them what I can do.”
After workouts, scouts had an opportunity to talk with players they were interested in.
Edwards was approached about his hamstring injury and asked how we was handling it, but assured scouts that "everything's all good."
While both Edwards and Patterson said they are only focused on being drafted, Patterson expressed interest in playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since it was his hometown team. Edwards said he did not have any particular team he wished to be drafted to.