Avery Jordan has seen the life of being a professional athlete from close range. His brother Deandre has been in the NBA the last ten years. Avery Jordan, a former University of New Mexico offensive lineman, was one of a handful of players who got a chance to show NFL scouts their talents Thursday.
Lobo Pro Day had a few surprises and Jordan was one of them. The 6-foot-4, 286 pounder is trying to make it to the league as a tight end. Jordan displayed good hands and thought his workout went well.
“All and all I feel like I did my best on everything that I could do and just showed 100 percent on every drill,” Jordan said.
His former teammate on the Lobo offensive line, Blaise Fountain, had a powerful performance in the weight room, bench pressing 225 for 34 straight reps.
“Yeah there is definitely pressure, but its one of those things that I felt more pressure coming into it and then when I got here I was cool,” Fountain said.
Lobo fans are use to seeing Lamar Jordan take snaps under center.
Jordan is trying to go to the NFL as a receiver. “I mean I feel that I definitely showed them that I have some speed,” Jordan said. “If I have the ball in my hands I am capable of taking it to the house. You know, I feel like the transition has been really well. It’s good that I played QB because I can kinda get a gist of where the QB wants the receiver at.”
Former Lobo kicker Jason Sanders has already had a few NFL workouts. The confident kicker is hopeful he will land on someones roster.
“My ball flight is very high and you don’t lose distance on it,” Sanders said. “I think that’s what separates myself from other kickers.”
Corey Bojorquez was one of the best punting the football in college. He brought that same kind of talent to Pro Day. With his first kick, Bojorquez booted a punt that netted 83 yards.
“It’s always good to show them that you can hit that kind of ball,” Bojorquez said. “I think the more important thing is placement, that’s what they are really looking for. So, that’s the thing that I really wanted to work on.”
The NFL Draft is April 26-28.