Slimmed-down Blair works out for NFL scouts (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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Rick Shanley / Special to the Kalamazoo Gazette

KALAMAZOO -- With stopwatches in their hands and team-logoed shirts on their backs -- Detroit Lions, New Orleans Saints, New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, San Francisco Giants -- scouts from roughly a dozen National Football League teams looked like customers milling around a new car lot at the Seelye Center on Tuesday.

They were in town to kick the tires on Western Michigan University's eligible seniors during the annual Pro Day, a mini-combine that gives the Broncos' outgoing seniors -- and some seniors-to-be -- a chance to prove their worth.

Scouts measured vertical leaps, counted how many times players could bench-press 225 pounds, and conducted speed and agility drills -- all in an effort to see if any of the 14 seniors are worthy of selection in April's NFL Draft or, at the very least, an invite to camp. Full Story – Gazette

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