March 12, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Fresh off an outstanding performance at the NFL Combine, Brown senior linebacker Zak DeOssie (North Andover, Mass.) will participate in the Boston College Pro Day on March 21 in Chestnut Hill, Mass.
After the Combine, several schools hold a Pro Day workout for draft eligible players. During this Pro Day, players will perform drills for scouts and NFL personal.
A two-time All-American at Brown, DeOssie improved his draft stock for the upcoming NFL Draft by excelling in most of the physical tests at the NFL Combine on Monday, February 25 in Indianapolis. DeOssie, a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award as the nation's top defensive player, weighed in at 250 pounds, was measured at 6'4 5/8 ". He ran a time of 4.58 in the 40-meter dash, the eighth fastest linebacker at the Combine.
In lifting, DeOssie put up 26 reps on the 225-pound bench press, just seven fewer than the best linebacker total. Only four of the 34 linebackers did more reps.
He recorded the fourth best time in the three-cone drill (6.84 seconds). His 10'2" broad jump was also good for fifth in his group, while he placed seventh in the shuttle (4.22 seconds). DeOssie's strong performance at the Combine places him among the top middle linebackers eligible for the upcoming draft, and he's projected to be drafted in the middle rounds. He also has the added ability to be a long-snapper in the NFL.
DeOssie, a three-time first team All-Ivy selection, opened the eyes of many NFL Scouts with his performance at the East-West Shrine game in Houston, Texas. Competing for the East Team, DeOssie was a standout at outside linebacker and on special teams, making eight tackles.