Mean Green Seniors Impress NFL Scouts At 2015 Pro Day
Linebacker Akunne Puts Up Impressive Numbers In Drills At Apogee Stadium
DENTON - Fourteen NFL prospects - including eight Mean Green players from the 2014 squad - went through North Texas' 2015 Pro Day Thursday on a sunny but blustery morning at Apogee Stadium.
North Texas has had three free agents make NFL teams in the last two years, including linebacker Zach Orr, now with the Baltimore Ravens and who was on hand for Thursday's session.
Scouts from the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs, Chicago Bears, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers, New York Jets and two Canadian Football League teams ran the drills. Among those catching the scouts' attention were:
· linebacker Derek Akunne, who had 19 bench-press reps, a 35.5-inch vertical jump, and ran a 4.6 40;
· safety Sheldon Wade, who had the best vertical jump at 37.5 inches;
· Cyril Lemon, a 312-pound offensive lineman who had a 30-inch vertical jump;
· and Daryl Mason, a 6-4, 248-pound defensive end who ran a 4.7 40-yard dash.