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Utah’s Hunter Dimick shines at Pro Day 2017

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He wasn’t invited to the NFL Draft Combine, but Hunter Dimick showed that he should seriously be considered to be drafted in April’s Draft at Utah’s Pro Day Thursday. Dimick put up an awesome 38 bench reps of 225, which was three more than his teammate Isaac Asiata did at the Combine, and Asiata had the high mark at the Combine. Dimick also ran an unofficial 4.7 40 time, which surprises me a little bit. I didn’t know Snacks could move like that, I’m impressed. No doubt Dimick opened some eyes today.

Joe Williams had a nice day, by running in the 4.4s in his 40 attempt, which is what he ran at the Combine a couple of weeks ago. I think Joe may get a late round shot, he’s had a good off season. Meanwhile, Marcus Williams and Garrett Boles didn’t do much at Pro Day other than some positional stuff, since they really didn’t need to, considering both of them will be drafted in the first couple of rounds.

Other guys that put up some good numbers are Jason Thompson and Tim Patrick. Thompson had a broad jump of just over 11 feet, best on the team, and 39 inch vertical jump. Most impressively is the unofficial 4.4 that he was reported to run in the 40. Thompson is a long shot for the NFL, but numbers like that won’t hurt. Patrick put up 22 on the bench press, which is impressive for a wide out, as well as 10 feet 8 inch broad jump and a 37 inch vertical.

Now for most of these guys, it’s time to go back to working out, and wait for April to roll around. For a select few, they’ll hear their names called during the draft, while others will wait for free agent deals and training camp invites.

Per UtahUtes.com: “Utah had 23 players from last year's team participating in pro day: Brian Allen, Isaac Asiata, Garett Bolles, Cory Butler-Byrd, Hayden Clegg, Tyler Cooperwood, J.J. Dielman, Hunter Dimick, Chase Dominguez, Ken Hampel, Dominique Hatfield, Nick Nowakowski, Tim Patrick, Andy Phillips, Reggie Porter, Sharrieff Shah Jr., Pasoni Tasini, Pita Taumoepenu, Sam Tevi, Justin Thomas, Jason Thompson, Joe Williams and Marcus Williams. Also participating was former players Tevin Carter, Delshawn McClellon and Joe Kruger.”