Tuesday, March 22, 2011

SPORTS >> Wolves show up for scouts

ASU Sports Information

Ten former Arkansas State football players, including five All-Sun Belt Conference selections from last season, worked out for scouts from eight NFL teams Friday at ASU Stadium during the Red Wolves’ Pro Day.

The all-conference players were offensive linemen Sifa Etu and Derek Newton, linebacker Javon McKinnon, defensive lineman Bryan Hall and defensive back M.D. Jennings.

Hall and Newton were named All-Sun Belt in 2009 and 2010 and Newton recently participated in the NFL Scouting Combine.

The players evaluated Friday were offensive linemen Kiano Prater, Drew Hilton and Dominic Padrta, defensive back Walter Moody and wide receiver Jonathan White.

The Red Wolves have had a player taken in the NFL Draft each of the last four years. The group includes fullback Oren O’Neal (Oakland Raiders), safety Tyrell Johnson (Minnesota Vikings), tight end David Johnson (Pittsburgh Steelers) and defensive end Alex Carrington (Buffalo Bills).

The event began just after 10 a.m. at the football weight room.