Tennessee pro day: Live updates as former Vols try to measure up for NFL scouts

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KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee’s pro day began in the weight room, as players hit the scale and lifted in front of dozens of NFL scouts and executives.

It finished with familiar sights: Tyler Bray throwing passes to old teammates Justin Hunter, Cordarrelle Patterson and Mychal Rivera.

We’ll have video and interviews from today’s pro day later this afternoon.

On the bench press, Ben Bartholomew led the way with 30 reps, followed by 26 for Darrington Sentimore and 23 for Herman Lathers. Defensive backs Rod Wilks (18) and Marsalis Teague (16) also did well for their weights.

Bray and Patterson didn’t participate in every timing — Patterson skipped the 40 and Bray was there mainly to throw passes — as they were content with their numbers from last month’s NFL Combine.

Hunter, a wide receiver and former track star, beat his two impressive jump times
from the combine. He registered a 40.5-inch vertical jump and 11-6 in the broad jump.

Heights and weights…

Ben Bartholomew 6-1 6/8, 245

Willie Bohannon, 6-1 3/8, 244

Tyler Bray, 6-6 3/8, 229

Justin Hunter, 6-3 7/8, 200

Herman Lathers, 5-11, 234

Cordarrelle Patterson, 6-2 5/8, 217

Mychal Rivera, 6-3 4/8, 238

Zach Rogers, 6-0, 182

Darrington Sentimore, 6-1 5/8, 288

Marsalis Teague, 5-9 7/8, 187

Dallas Thomas, 6-5 5/8, 307

Prentiss Waggner, 6-1 5/8, 189

Montori Hughes, 6-4 4/8, 338

Da’Rick Rogers 6-2 5/8, 219

Rod Wilks, 5-11 6/8, 230

Unofficial best 40 times

Bartholomew 4.68 seconds

Sentimore 5.12

Teague 4.64

Rogers 4.51

Waggner 4.70

Wilks 4.70

Lathers did not finish the 40 due to a pulled hamstring.

In the 20-yard shuttle, Bartholomew registered a 4.34-second time, Patterson 4.40, Sentimore 4.75, Waggner 4.68, Wilks 4.41, Hughes 4.85, Zach Rogers 4.34 and Teague 4.39. All times are unofficial and according to UT.

In the three-cone shuttle drill, Zach Rogers came in with 6.72 seconds, Hunter 7.20, Teague 7.21, Bartholomew 7.34 and Sentimore 8.39. Wilks (7.18), Waggner and Patterson (7.19) also had quick unofficial times.

In the 60-yard shuttle, Zach Rogers (11.18 seconds) led the way, followed by Patterson (11.72), Wilks (11.81), Teague (11.96), Waggner (12.02) and Bartholomew. Again, all times are provided by UT.

Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, a friend of UT head coach Butch Jones, was the most prominent NFL official in attendance. He spent time chatting with Bray while watching drills Wednesday.

Fifth-year defensive back Eric Gordon, who Butch Jones said is away from the team for personal issues, watched the pro day. So did men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin.