March 18, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Michigan State held its annual pro day Wednesday afternoon (March 18) at the Duffy Daugherty Indoor Football Building. Thirteen seniors from the 2008 team auditioned for more than 20 National Football League scouts in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft.
"I think I did pretty well, especially coming back from my knee injury," said All-American running back Javon Ringer, who worked out on Wednesday. "I'm still not 100 percent, probably around 85 or 90. This is basically another big stepping stone from what I did at the combine. Now that I was able to do some training, I felt like my change of direction was superb. I feel like I did really well in the shuttle and in the three-cone drill."
"To come out here and focus on just throwing, I thought that went well," said quarterback Brian Hoyer. "I stayed with the times I had at the combine. The receivers did a great job - Devin Thomas came back and helped me out, and that just shows the type of people we have at Michigan State. We care for one another. For me, I wasn't nervous, because all I had to do was throw, and that's my game. It's exciting, but I'm glad it's come and gone and we can move on in the next part in the process."
In addition to Ringer and Hoyer, Ryan Allison, Todd Boleski, Deon Curry, Matt Haughey, Dwayne Holmes, Justin Kershaw, Brandon Long, Roland Martin, Jeff McPherson, Jesse Miller and Otis Wiley participated in the event.
The NFL Draft is set for April 25-26 in New York City.