Darren Carrington II, Kylie Fitts, Harrison Handley, Boobie Hobbs, Jordan Howard, Lowell Lotulelei, Kavika Luafatasaga, Troy McCormick, Jr., Filipo Mokofisi, Salesi Uhatafe, Troy Williams and Kenric Young got the chance on Thursday to show off for scouts from every NFL team during Utah’s three and a half hour long Pro Day. Current Utah wide receiver Britain Covey and former Utes Devontae Booker and Tim Patrick were in attendance to support the 12 Utah football players participating.
“It is fun and a good experience. I had the Senior Bowl and then the NFL Combine and now this, so it has been great for me. Especially with the injuries I’ve had the last couple of years, it is good to be able to show my potential.”
Fitts showed off his coverage ability at Pro day. He is projected as an outside linebacker at the next level.
Kylie Fitts showing he can get back and cover pretty quick, too. pic.twitter.com/xOSpIDBPSK— Andrew Fronce (@AFronceRivals) March 29, 2018
Carrington participated in the NFL Combine, but Pro Day was another opportunity for him to show off his skills. He caught passes from Williams, who was not invited to the NFL Combine and used this as an opportunity demonstrate his abilities as a passer. The two have known each other since they were teenagers, and the relationship with Williams was a big draw for Carrington to come to Utah for his senior season.
Williams is up now. Throw to Carrington here. pic.twitter.com/JFJfy9cVPp— Andrew Fronce (@AFronceRivals) March 29, 2018
Williams felt like he did well during Pro Day. He posted an unofficial time of 4.42 at Pro Day, which was over two tenths of a second faster than Quinton Flowers’ time (4.63) at the NFL Combine, the fastest by any quarterback at that event.
“I feel like I did great. I wanted to get a couple more throws in but one of the scouts told me they saw everything they needed to see with velocity, arm strength and accuracy. So, I felt like I had a great day overall.”
Carrington’s senior year was slowed due to the injury he suffered against UCLA. He is healthy now and was able to do his best. Finally feeling healthy, he was able to post an unofficial time of 4.48 in the 40-yard dash.
“When I got hurt in the UCLA game, it pretty much messed up that second half of the season for me, so that was a heartbreaker for me with it being senior year. But I wanted to just come out here and do the best I could. Finally my foot is a lot better and I am getting back to my normal self, so it was good to come out here and show everybody what I am really capable of.”
Uhatafe demonstrated his versatility at Pro Day, snapping the football. He played guard while at Utah but could impress teams to look at him as a center.
Uhatafe practicing his snaps, Williams to McCormick pic.twitter.com/aQCLCw875m— Andrew Fronce (@AFronceRivals) March 29, 2018
This was a different experience for Uhatafe doing Pro Day compared to playing in a football game.
“It is very different. All eyes on you. With the position I play, you rarely see us, but you just have to embrace the spotlight for the time that you get.”