Maryland football held its 2022 Pro Day on Wednesday in which defensive back Nick Cross, tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo, running back Tayon Fleet-Davis, defensive back Jordan Mosley, defensive lineman Sam Okuayinonu, kicker Joseph Petrino and defensive lineman Lawtez Rogers participated.
Former Maryland men’s lacrosse All-American and Ferris State football quarterback Jared Bernhardt along with a few players from other schools participated in the event as well.
The players went through a series of events ranging from a 40-yard dash to individual position skill work. While Okonkwo, Fleet-Davis and Bernhardt went through receiving drills, Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa was there to throw the passes.
Official numbers and times from the events were not available however, Maryland football tweeted Okuayinonu put up 31 reps on the bench.
The players had the chance to showcase their talents ahead of the 2022 NFL Draft set for April 28-30 in front of 45 scouts from 29 NFL teams.
Here is a roundup of updates from throughout the day:
“It’s not surprising,” Maryland football head coach Michael Locksley said on seeing plenty of scouts at Maryland’s Pro Day.— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
“To me it’s great to see the turnout that we have today for these players.” pic.twitter.com/aw3sDHT3Kn
Head coach Michael Locksley said that Tayon Fleet-Davis is a “triple-threat.”— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
“Today will be a big day for Fleet and I think he’ll do well.”
DL Lawtez Rogers giving the 40-yard dash a go: pic.twitter.com/V2pyITdEdu— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
Jared Bernhardt’s 40-yard dash: pic.twitter.com/rymgHfx8u3— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) March 30, 2022
Quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa and running back Tayon Fleet-Davis: pic.twitter.com/oq9kWWZ8GN— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
Chigoziem Okonkwo catching a pass on his pro day from a familiar face. pic.twitter.com/Z51ctHjUlj— Sam Oshtry (@soshtry) March 30, 2022
Chig getting some blocking work in: pic.twitter.com/lsJTBLvfW3— Sam Oshtry (@soshtry) March 30, 2022
Taulia ➡️ Bernhardt pic.twitter.com/l93u0qrBbG— Sam Oshtry (@soshtry) March 30, 2022
Jared Bernhardt getting in some reps throwing the ball after catching a few passes from Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa: pic.twitter.com/99VORLFb4P— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) March 30, 2022
Former Maryland men’s lacrosse player & Ferris State quarterback Jared Bernhardt has now caught passes from Taulia Tagovailoa, thrown to some receivers here and is now participating in the defensive back drill.— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) March 30, 2022
Bernhardt showing off his versatility at Pro Day.
DB Nick Cross, who will likely be Maryland’s highest draft pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, doing some drills: pic.twitter.com/L4VUVYHTI3— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
Defensive back Nick Cross: pic.twitter.com/ZdeqeOkaZv— Lauren Rosh (@lauren_rosh) March 30, 2022
DB Nick Cross emphasized his versatility when speaking to the media. Mentioned his experience on special teams. pic.twitter.com/dE7jOAKDsw— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
Former Maryland men’s lacrosse star Jared Bernhardt said that he’s been practicing receiver, but he’s open to playing any position.— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
Said it would be a “great feeling” for a team to take a chance on him. pic.twitter.com/7nKFk7T6U2
DL Sam Okuayinonu: “This day means a lot man, been training for three months... it’s a big day.”— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
Said he’s been working on improving his explosiveness in preparation for this event and the NFL Draft. pic.twitter.com/feMX9U7Cdg
Running back Tayon Fleet-Davis: “Blessed to get this opportunity... just to be able to come out and showcase my talent... I got a chance to prove how good I was running routes.”— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
“I bring a lot of leadership, gratitude and loyalty,” he said on what he can bring to an NFL team. pic.twitter.com/p56j4VlcMS
“You only need one team to like you,” Maryland tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo said at the team’s Pro Day.— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
One team should surely be enamored with Okonkwo’s 4.52 40-yard dash time, which he recorded at the NFL Combine. It was the fastest out of any tight end that ran at that event. pic.twitter.com/AsDq966h4K
Defensive lineman Lawtez Rogers on what he can bring to an NFL team: “Passion, an athletic body who’s willing to work hard and do everything he can.” pic.twitter.com/nEqMQmKRuF— Dylan Spilko (@DylanSpilko) March 30, 2022
In other news
Ben Dickson and Sam Oshtry shared a notebook from Maryland football’s 2022 spring media day.
Lauren Rosh wrote about Maryland football’s goal to be connected and committed coming off the Pinstripe Bowl victory and headed into the 2022 season.
Colin McNamara covered Maryland baseball’s win over George Mason.
Joseph Lotano wrote about No. 8 Maryland women’s lacrosse’s bounce back win over Georgetown.
Maryland men’s basketball started some of season work with new head coach Kevin Willard.
The work starts now. pic.twitter.com/ZH1PbDrNP0— Maryland Men’s Basketball (@TerrapinHoops) March 31, 2022
Maryland women’s basketball shared a message from Katie Benzan who just finished her final season with the Terps.
“I’m just so grateful to @BrendaFrese for giving me this opportunity and for the sisters I’ve gotten to know these last 2 years.” ❤️@katiekbenz x #TerpFamily pic.twitter.com/2ByFBY6MS9— Maryland Women’s Basketball (@TerpsWBB) March 30, 2022
Maryland track and field shared the second episode of “Terps All-Access with Maryland Track & Field.”
Episode Two of Terps All-Access with Maryland Track & Field is now streaming - featuring Caleb Dean and Alice Barnsdale! Check it out below!— Maryland Track & Field (@MarylandTrack) March 30, 2022
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