Feb 25, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Florida Gators defensive back Loucheiz Purifoy makes a catch during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

MSU Pro Day


Pro Day was Wednesday. NFL scouts were on campus and checking out our departing seniors to see what they have to offer at the next level. The events took place in the Palmiero Center.

Tyler Russell and Nickoe Whitley were unable to take part in the activities due to their injuries. Gabe Jackson, LaDarius Perkins, Charles Siddoway, Denico Autry and Deontae Skinner were featured.

Here is one scout’s take:

The Mississippi State workout is complete. From what I’m told, Gabe Jackson only took part in position drills. Offensive tackle Charles Siddoway is drawing rave reviews for his work in position drills as I’m told he looked fluid and very natural. Matt Hall of Bellhaven also took part in today’s pro-day.

LaDarius Perkins, whom I spent time with at the combine and found to be a super individual, was another who sat on his combine numbers but looked good in position drills.

Quarterback Tyler Russell (shoulder) and safety Nickoe Whitley (knee) did not workout.

Defensive end Denico Autry timed 4.98s in the forty, touched 30-inches on the vertical jump and 9-1 on the broad. His other marks included a 4.54s short shuttle and 7.3s cone run.

Linebacker Deontae Skinner was impressive timing 4.68s/4.75s in the forty, touching 33-inches on the vertical jump and 9-8 in the broad.

I’m told one of the most impressive players at the workout was soon to be redshirt junior Benardrick McKinney, a potential first-round pick in 2015, who was on the sidelines watching pro-day. As one source on the scene told me, “McKinney looks good!”

Bob Carskadon was the only media type allowed at the event. Here is his report.

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