Florida pro day: Jarrad Davis stars, Jalen Tabor slips
GAINESVILLE - A few quick thoughts from the Florida Gators' pro day:
The player who helped himself the most: Linebacker Jarrad Davis. His 38 ½ inch vertical leap would have been an inch better than any other linebacker at the scouting combine. It was so impressive that the event's organizers had to adjust the apparatus afterward so they could get an accurate measurement. His 10-foot, 9-inch broad jump was better than any linebacker at the combine, and his 4.56 40-yard dash was better than every linebacker not name Jabrill Peppers.
The player who hurt himself the most: Cornerback Jalen Tabor. His 40-yard dash was somewhere in the 4.7 range - slower than he performed at the combine. For a player who had been viewed as a first-round pick, it was, uh, not good. More on Tabor later.
Odds and ends: Safety Marcus Maye helped himself a lot, too. ... NFL people in attendance included New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Chargers defensive coordinator Gus Bradley, Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz and Bucs defensive line coach Jay Hayes. ... Former Pasco High defensive lineman Joey Ivie said he's hearing he could go anywhere from rounds 4-7. He and Belichick chatted. "I'm just blessed and happy to be in the position I'm in - no matter what happens," Ivie said.