Image Credit: Julia Bonavita

Beginning on February 24, former FAU Owls Harrison Bryant (TE) and James Pierre (DB) will attempt to increase their draft stock at the NFL Draft Combine in Indianapolis.

Bryant is the 2019 John Mackey Award winner. The tight end’s draft stock rose in the Senior Bowl after a strong showing of his blocking skills during the game and strong receiving talent during practice. Bryant finished the 2019 season with 1,004 yards and 7 touchdowns on 65 receptions.

Pierre was FAU’s only early declaration. Pierre finished with three interceptions, a career-high, in 2019.

The last Owl to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine was running back Devin Singletary, who was drafted by the Buffalo Bills with the 74th selection.

Note: Both Harrison Bryant and James Pierre could choose to sit out the on-field drills part of the workout.

Tight End Harrison Bryant

Photo Credit: FAU Athletics

Schedule:

Sunday: Arrive in Indianapolis, Registration, Interviews, Orientation

Monday: Measurements, Pre-exam at hospital, Interviews

Tuesday: Media, Medical Exams, Position Coach Interview, Psychological Testing

Wednesday: NFLPA Meetings, Interviews, Bench Press, Psychological Testing

Thursday: Limited Testing/interviews, On-Field Workout

Friday: Depart from Indianapolis

Measurements:

Height: 6-4 6/8

Weight: 243

Hand: 9 4/8

Arm: 30 5/8

Wingspan: 74

Bench Press Results:

13 reps

On-Field Workout Results:

40-yard Dash: 4.73 seconds

Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches

Broad Jump: 110 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.41 seconds

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.37 seconds

Relative Athletic Score

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NFL.com Grade:

6.44/8.0 – Starter within two years

NFL.com Analysis:

“Bryant’s plus athletic traits, high football IQ and toughness as a blocker make him one of the most talented, well-rounded tight ends in this draft. He’s a little light to be considered for full-time work as a “Y” tight end, but his technique and tenacity should not be discounted in his ability to help the running game. He’s instinctive in space with speed and separation talent to work all three levels and gives offensive coordinators the freedom to line him up all over the field. Bryant could become an early starter and has the talent to be a high volume pass-catching target as a move tight end.” –NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein

Full NFL.com Draft Profile

NFL Mock Draft Results:

February 21: NFL.com Chad Reuter: Round 2, Pick 62 – Green Bay Packers

February 3Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller: Round 4, Pick 116 – Atlanta Falcons

NFL Combine Media Interviews

Defensive Back James Pierre

Photo credit: Julia Bonavita

Schedule:

Wednesday: Arrive in Indianapolis, Registration, Interviews, Orientation

Thursday: Measurements, Pre-exam at hospital, Interviews

Friday: Media, Medical Exams, Position Coach Interview, Psychological Testing

Saturday: NFLPA Meetings, Interviews, Bench Press, Psychological Testing

Sunday: Limited Testing/interviews, On-Field Workout

Monday (Mar. 1): Depart from Indianapolis

Measurements:

Height: 6-0

Weight: 183

Hand: 8 4/8

Arm: 31 2/8

Wingspan: 76

Bench Press Results:

Stats unavailable

On-Field Workout Results:

40-yard Dash: 4.59 seconds

Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches

Broad Jump: 123 inches

3 Cone Drill: 7.02 seconds

Relative Athletic Score

Credit: Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb on Twitter)

NFL.com Grade:

5.5/8.0 – Chance to make end of roster or practice squad

NFL.com Analysis

“Outside cornerback with good size and length, but lacks the fundamentals needed to compete at the NFL level right now. Right now, there are just flashes of elements needed to make it in the league, but there is still development to be had, which might work in his favor. Another season at FAU might have helped his cause, but his size, toughness in run support and potential to improve could make him a developmental Cover 2 cornerback with an early stay on the practice squad.” -NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein

NFL Mock Draft Results:

February 3Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller: Round 6, Pick 185 – Carolina Panthers