Cal Football hosts Pro Day for future Pro Bears
The future is here!
Another rainy day for a ProDay in Berkeley, as has been the case over the last few years, but that didn’t stop former Bears from showing out Thursday morning. NFL Combine invitees Camryn Bynum and Jake Curhan were joined by Zeandae Johnson, Traveon Beck and Jordan Duncan. 31 NFL teams were in attendance as the former Bears showcased their athletic ability and football skills at a chance to join the next level of the sport.
"Today went great and most of all I had fun," Bynum said. "My biggest goal was to show what I could do – not even chasing numbers – but just show that I've actually been training really hard for at least three months and not be nervous … I liked my performance. I just wanted to go out there and do my best, and I think it paid off well."
"My takeways from today were that I had good speed and good strength," added Johnson, who also posted a notable 27 ½" vertical jump. "I wanted to make sure they knew I was explosive. For somebody my size to be able to run, jump and push as hard as I can, it has to tie back to explosiveness. I wanted to showcase how explosive I can be."
"I was pretty happy with most of the testing and I thought I killed the field drills," Curhan said. "It was perfect weather for football. I felt right in my element."
According to Calbears.com, all 3 of the first-time testers had solid marks in the 40-yard dash to their respective groups. Bynum with 4.49 (4.498 is the Pro-Day/Combine average for CB), Johnson with 4.82 (4.96 is the Pro-Day/Combine average for DL), and Curhan with 5.42 (5.267 is the Pro-Day/Combine average for OL).
Bynum also showed out in other measurements, testing in at 10’9” for the broad jump, 4.01 in the 20-yard shuttle, and 6.98 in the cone drill. All testing at or above the Pro-Day/Combine average.
Congrats to the guys for a solid day! Can’t wait to hear your names called on Draft Day!