Ole Miss Pro Day brings large turnout of NFL coaches and executives

Ole Miss Pro Day brings large turnout of NFL coaches and executives

OXFORD, MS (WLOX) - Offensive lineman Laremy Tunsil, wide receiver Laquon Treadwell and defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche had NFL representatives from all 32 teams turnout to watch Ole Miss Pro Day in Oxford.

19 former Rebels were greeted by 63 coaches and five general managers as thee Manning Center had the football world focus on the Ole Miss players who were hoping to impress the NFL representatives.

Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said, "It's a great day for Ole Miss football.  To have the coverage we had here, it's another day that we can emphasize to America and to all the people out here that follow college football that our program is taking another step in our journey."

The Tennessee Titans have the No. 1 overall pick in th NFL Draft and are highly interested in Tunsil.  He put up 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press with both the Titans' head coach Mike Mularkey and general manager Jon Robinson in attendance.  That mark would have tied the best bench press at the combine.

Treadwell was clocked in an unofficial 4.63 in the 40-yard dash.  He elected not to run the 40 at the NFL Combine.

Treadwell said, "The experience was great, being out there with my teammates one last time and seeing those guys compete.  For myself, I did well.  I'm proud of myself.  I got it over with, and I'm ready to look forward to the next step."

Receiver Cody Core recorded the best vertical of the day with a jump of 37.5", improving his mark at the Combine by five inches.

Trae Elston ran a 4.46, Jaylen Walton at 4.5, Mike Hilton at 4.55, Chief Brown at 4.60 and Channing Ward at 4.74.

"I'm on a mission right now to make sure our young men have an opportunity to do something productive that changes their families' lives after football, "stated Freeze.  "In the meantime, you know that's a big part of who they are.  We want them to get chances and opportunities to continue to play.  Anything that helps get them those opportunities is a good thing, a very positive thing."

The NFL Draft is scheduled for April 28-30 in Chicago, Illinois.  With Tunsil, Treadwell and Nkemdiche this could be the first time since 2009 that Ole Miss will have multiple first-round selections.  Michael Oher went 23rd overall to the Baltimore Ravens and Peria Jerry was picked by the Atlanta Falcons with the 24th overall pick.

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