Warriors shine at Pro Day

By Jason Tang bio | email

CARSON, CALIFORNIA (KHNL) - 23 days remain before the NFL draft, and today some former Warrior football players raised their stock at the University of Hawaii Pro Day. More than a dozen players participated in the schools' version of the NFL combine in front of representatives from all 32 NFL teams. According to Warrior associate head coach Rich Miano, there were a handful who really stood out, like defensive back Ryan Mouton, defensive end David Veikune, defensive lineman Josh Leonard and long snapper Jake Ingram.

"The broad jump by Ryan Mouton was 11'0", which is the 2nd best jump by a defensive back in the country this year, so when you go 11 feet, that shows you what kind of explosiveness you have. David ran again, and ran a low 4.8, but his individual workout with linebacker coaches I thought was phenomenal, he caught balls like a wide receiver, he was real pure in catching them. Josh Leonard and the 41 repetitions at bench press at 225 is like a combine record almost, it just goes to show you year in and year out the warriors are the strongest team in the nation, Jake Ingram, by far if you talk to the scouts, there's nobody who debates he's the best at what he does, it's just whether or not someone will draft a long snapper."

Miano also says Mouton pulled his hamstring again while running the 40 yard dash. He says that could hurt his worth if teams perceive it as a chronic injury. Solomon Elimimian also came in with a pulled hamstring that hampered his performance.