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Here is a list from NFL.com showing all of the school Pro Days and all of the individual workouts scheduled before the draft. There is also info and results from some workouts that have already been completed.

I am not draft savvy by any means but one guy that looked pretty good was LB James Kinney from Missouri. Does anyone have anything on this guy or where he might be picked? He's shorter but his heavier than Caleb Miller.

"James Kinney LB Kinney (6-0½, 244) had some very impressive stats for a linebacker. He ran his 40s in 4.64, 4.62 and 4.63. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.32 seconds, the three-cone drill in 6.77 and the long shuttle in 11.29. He had 30 bench presses, a 10-foot broad jump and a 34-inch vertical jump."

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The cream starting to rise to the top

By Carlos "Big C" Holmes

For the Dayton Daily News

With the draft season in full swing, all eyes will be on the prospects and their workouts. The NFL Combine was up first, next are schools' Pro Days and individual team workouts. I fully intend to keep you abreast of the prospects that are on the rise and those who are on the decline. So be sure to drop by frequently to catch up on the latest. First up: those on the rise.

WR Troy Williamson (6-2, 203) South Carolina

When it comes to the receivers in this year's draft, more often than not you hear the names Braylon Edwards and Mike Williams mentioned as the best the draft has to offer. Well, I wouldn't bet the farm on that if I were you. No player has scouts talking more than Troy Williamson.

The junior wide receiver set the track ablaze at the combine, running a 4.38 in the 40-yard dash. However, some teams had him clocked as low as 4.30. Now that's just flat-out getting it. Williamson blew teams away with his explosion off the line and ability to catch the ball. He only had one drop and reached warp speed within seconds of the snap during positional drills. His explosion and acceleration will make it tough for any corner to press him at the line of scrimmage. As a testimony to Williamson's speed, he received a lot of double coverage while at South Carolina, most coming in two-deep coverage, but still managed to lead the SEC in receiving yards (835), yards per catch (19.4) and touchdown receptions (7), and that was in a non-passing offense. Some have gone on record as saying that the kid is uncoverable.

Leading up to the combine, Williamson trained at Perfect Competition in Florida, perfecting skills such as route-running, an area scouts felt he needed to improve on, and overall technique. He punched in every morning at 7 a.m. and clocked out at 5 p.m., according to his agent David Canter, who also represents Miami of Ohio punter Mike Wafzig. There was no agent in attendance who worked harder to promote his clients' talents than Canter. I must say, Williamson lived up to, if not surpassed, the high expectations.

The rigorous training and dedication appears to be paying off for Williamson, who not only created a buzz at the combine, but a sonic boom. He interviewed with over 20 teams, including the Minnesota Vikings, who own the seventh and 18th overall picks in the draft and will be looking for a deep threat to replace Randy Moss. Williamson received a second- to third-round grade from the Draft Advisory Committee. Now that his stock is going through the roof, I hear teams are willing to move up the board for a legitimate shot at the gifted receiver.

When it's all said and done, Williamson could turn out to be the most complete receiver in the draft due to his ability to return kicks, top-end speed and other physical attributes.

Projection: first round.

OL Marcus Johnson (6-6, 321) Mississippi

Marcus Johnson continues to improve his draft status after a dominating performance at the Senior Bowl and the combine. Johnson impressed with good overall technique, instinct, aggression and versatility. Teams are most impressed with his mean and nasty disposition in the trenches. Although Johnson is best described as a mauler, he does possess good pass-blocking skills, which he demonstrated during line drills. Scouts say he's fundamentally sound. With a quick setup and the wingspan of a Boeing 747, Johnson is able to keep opponents at bay, sustaining his blocks for long periods of time. When he gets his hands on a pass-rusher, it's pretty much all over. Johnson surrendered only one sack in four years while playing at Mississippi. Because of his versatility, some teams view him as a tackle while others view him as a guard. Johnson credits his older brother, Bengals reserve offensive tackle Belton Johnson, for his work ethic. Johnson did 21 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and tested well. The Rams, Browns, Steelers and Panthers have expressed interest in the mammoth lineman.

Projection: second round.

RB J.J. Arrington (5-8, 214) California

Arrington, thought to be on the decline after the Senior Bowl, now sees his stock moving on up like George and Wheezy, turning it up a notch while excelling in position drills at the combine. He ran between a 4.41 and 4.49 in the 40-yard dash, posted a 35-inch vertical leap and knocked out 18 reps on the bench. Scouts' concerns over his lack of size and power to run inside may be an afterthought with the show he put on in Indy. Arrington has the speed, quickness and potential big-play ability that teams covet, as well as solid receiving skills out of the backfield. He's out to prove that he is not just a specialty back, but also one who can shoulder the load on every down. Despite his lack of ideal size, Arrington is a determined runner and a serious threat to take it the distance any time the ball is in his hands with excellent straight-line speed. He met with both the Bengals and Browns, who are enamored by his versatility.

Projection: second round.

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I could see us getting Troy Williamson if he fell to us.

Coach Lewis has been talking about getting speed WR for quite some time now.

He sounds like a great prospect but that would be three offensive picks in the first round in three years for a defensive minded coach. I doubt that any of us would have predicted that two years ago.

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