Providence, Rhode Island - In preparation for the upcoming NFL draft, Brown football held two Pro Days (March 10 and March 23), with several Brown players and players from neighboring schools participating under the watchful eye of NFL scouts.
Brown seniors Buddy Farnham, Bobby Sewall, Jimmy Develin and David Howard all participated for the Bears with several impressive performances.
Farnham, the Ivy League Player of the Year and a second team All-American wide receiver, registered a jump of 10 feet, one inch, in the broad jump, and a time of 4.2 in the short shuttle. Two-time first team All-Ivy wide receiver Sewall recorded 41 inches in the vertical jump, and 4.41/4.43 in the 40-yard dash.
Howard, a two-time first team All-Ivy selection, weighed in at 295 and ran an impressive 5.03 in the 40-yard dash. He also had a 32-inch vertical jump. Develin, Brown’s team captain and first team All-Ivy selection, registered 39 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press.
The four Brown standouts look to join current Brown and NFL players Sean Morey (Seattle Seahawks) and Zak DeOssie (New York Giants), who are both Pro Bowl players.
The NFL draft moves to primetime for the first time in 2010, with the first round taking place Thurs., April 22 at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the second and third rounds on Fri., April 23 at 6 p.m. ET. Rounds 4-7 will be held Sat., April 24 at 10 a.m. ET.
Pictured: Brown's three previous All-Pro football players Steve Jordan '82, Sean Morey '99 and Zak DeOssie '07, along with ESPN's All-Pro commentator Chris Berman '77.