GS, SSU prospects impress at Pro Day

Four NFL Draft hopefuls work out for NFL scouts


Ryan Langan and his teammates show out for NFL scouts at GS’ Pro Day in Paulson Stadium on March 25.

DJ Cadden, Correspondent

On a breezy Thursday morning, four NFL Draft prospects showed off their skills for a handful of NFL scouts as a part of Georgia Southern’s annual Pro Day.

Linebacker Rashad Byrd, defensive end Raymond Johnson, and long snapper Ryan Langan were the three Eagles represented in Paulson Stadium. In addition, Savannah State University offensive lineman Michael Johnson participated in workouts.

A total of nine NFL scouts were in attendance with representatives from the Jacksonville Jaguars, Kansas City Chiefs, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, Detroit Lions, Pittsburgh Steelers, Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers.

Not all measurements and times were released to the media, so here is what we know:

  • Byrd: 34-inch vertical jump and a 9’6” broad jump
  • Raymond Johnson: 33-inch vertical jump, 9’7” broad jump, 4.74 40-yard dash, and a 7.24 in the 3-cone drill
  • Langan: No measurements or times released, but all on-field snaps were seemingly perfect.
  • Michael Johnson looked impressive throughout the morning, but no measurements or times of his were released.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, only a limited number of media members and spectators were permitted to watch the outdoors portion of the morning.