Notes and Highlights from Indiana's Pro Day

Indiana Football held its Pro Day on Tuesday. It featured seven NFL Hopefuls going through Combine-like drills. Here are some notes and results from the day.

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Indiana football held its Pro Day on Tuesday at Mellencamp Pavilion in Bloomington. Seven eligible players participated with professional scouts and media watching. Andre and DeQuece Carter, Aaron Casey, Noah Pierre, Sean Wracher, Christian Turner, and Josh Henderson all participated. The Pro Day is the last opportunity for players to build draft equity with NFL teams.

Aaron Casey was the only IU player with a Combine invitation. Indiana's Pro Day was an excellent opportunity for the other draft-eligible players to showcase their speed, strength, agility, and leaping ability.

The pro day included the bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, shuttle drill, three-cone drill, 40-yard dash, and position-specific football drills. Here are the results from those drills, along with some highlights.

The Bench Press: 225 Pounds

  • Andre Carter, 33 reps
  • Christian Turner, 26 reps
  • Josh Henderson, 22 reps
  • Noah Pierre, 14 reps
  • DeQuece Carter, 12 reps

Aaron Casey benched at the NFL Scouting Combine totaling 16 reps. Carter's reps would have been third among all combine participants and running back Christian Turner's 26 reps was one behind Michigan running back Blake Corum.

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Vertical Jump

  • Noah Pierre, 37.5"
  • Josh Henderson, 35"
  • DeQuece Carter, 34"
  • Aaron Casey, 34"
  • Christian Turner, 34"

Broad Jump

  • Christian Turner, 10'5"
  • Josh Henderson, 10'
  • Noah Pierre, 10'
  • DeQuece Carter, 9'11"
  • Andre Carter, 8'9"

Numbers from other events were not made public.

Turner and Pierre Stand Out

While running back Christian Turner shared time on the field this year, he took full advantage of Indiana's Pro Day. The Wake Forest transfer played a lot of football and has the measurables (5-foot-11 and 205 pounds). He showed his strength on the bench and his broad jump would have ranked fourth among running backs. Depending on his 40 time, those numbers could garner a camp invite.

Noah Pierre was cleared in January and has been working in preparation for this day. “I feel good; I hit the numbers I wanted. Had my family come out and watch me, which is a blessing,” Pierre told reporters after the pro day. “Something that they always wanted to do. I feel like I performed very well. I feel good.”

The NFL Draft is April 25-27 in Detroit, Michigan. Post-Draft rookie mini camps run from May 3-10.