Richmond, Kentucky was the center of the college football universe today. Even thought Arizona State, Nebraska and big brother Kentucky had their Pro Days all eyes were on Eastern Kentucky where potential first round defensive tackle Noah Spence was performing for NFL scouts at the school’s Pro Day.
Spence went through drills in front of over scouts from the Giants, Buccaneers, Redskins, Bengals, Raiders, Panthers Jets and Chiefs. Tampa Bay defensive line coach Jay Hayes worked with Spence one on one putting him through drills on a soggy field in cold weather.
The bad weather may have affected Spence’s 40 time. At the Combine in Indianapolis last week he ran a 4.80. Today on his soggy home turf he ran a 4.75. Had the field been in better condition it’s possible Spence could have ran it in the mid 4.6s.
Mock drafts have Spence going anywhere from the mid-first round all the way to the early second round. He had a great showing at the Senior Bowl last month and did well at the Combine. Now all he can do is stay in shape and wait for the draft in April.
In addition to Spence EKU running back Dyshawn Mobley, receivers Joel Brown and Jeff Glover, defensive lineman ShaQuille Prather, running back Dy’Shawn Mobley, tight end Ben Madon, linebacker Trey Thomas defensive backs Stanley Absanon, Tyrel Curry and Deno Montgomery and kicker Ben Deighton were all hoping to catch the eyes of scounts on hand in Richmond today. Mobley and Deighton are thought to be the next best NFL prospects behind Spence.