Sidbury brings masses to Richmond

Posted by Administrator On April - 4 - 2009

A sizable contingent of NFL assistant coaches and scouts were in attendance at Richmond’s pro day on March 19 to watch DE/LB Lawrence Sidbury Jr. (6-2 1/2, 265 pounds).

Representatives from 31 NFL teams came to the pro day, including Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney (who has been virtually everywhere on the pro day circuit), linebacker coaches from the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins and defensive line coaches from three teams. Baltimore Ravens linebackers coach Vic Fangio worked out Sidbury.

Sidbury, who has visited the Buffalo Bills and will visit the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans, stood on his numbers from the combine.

The players worked out in a strong crosswind outdoors on FieldTurf. The players did the broad jump and the vertical leap after positional drills due to rain. Here are other notables:

RB Josh Vaughan (5-11 1/4, 224 pounds) had times of 4.59 and 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, with a 37-inch vertical leap and a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump. He had times of 4.15 seconds in the short shuttle and 7.10 seconds in the three-cone drill, with 36 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.

TE Joe Monteverde (6-4 1/2, 247 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.85 and 4.77 and had a 35 1/2-inch vertical with a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump. He had a 4.31 short shuttle and a 7.06 three-cone drill, and didn’t participate in the bench.