The most famous of the trio, running back Devin Singletary, did not.
Hoping to improve on the 4.66 40-yard dash he ran at the NFL Scouting Combine, Singletary pulled up short of the finish line during his first attempt at the 40-yard dash with tightness in a hamstring and, as a precaution, did not participate in any drills after that.
Singletary, the Owls’ career leader in yards, touchdowns and scoring, did remain on the field as others completed the drills.
His former backfield mate, Kerrith Whyte, rocketed across the finish line with an official 40 time of 4.36. Whyte also shined in other drills, displaying a 42 inch vertical leap, bench pressing 225 pounds 21 times and leaping 11 feet in the broad jump. Whyte’s long jump and high jump results were better than those of any running back at the combine.
Whyte also impressed by displaying powerful agility, crisp receiving routes and good hands.
As a junior Whyte rushed for 866 yards and eight touchdowns for the Owls. He added two more receiving scores and has the only two kickoff returns for touchdowns in program history
Both Whyte and Singletary were in demand following the workouts, meeting with representatives from multiple teams.
Jovon Durante, FAU’s leading wide receiver last season as a junior before declaring for the NFL draft, improved his 4.5 time from the scouting combine by running a 4.49.
“It definitely felt fast,” Durante said.
Durante met with representative from what he called “a significant number to teams” at the combine, including representatives from Baltimore, Texas, San Francisco, Tampa Bay and Oakland and is certain he made the proper choice by turning pro.
“No regrets,” Durante said.
Twenty five Owls, including 2017 wide receiver Kalib Woods, participated in FAU’s Pro Day, held at Howard Schnellenberger Field, as opposed to the artificial turf field at the track, for the first time since 2015. FAU did not report the results for Woods or former cornerback Raekwon Williams.
Coming off surgery to repair an ACL tear suffered midway through the 2018 season, linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair didn’t run the 40, but did participate in agility drills, moving smoothly.
Defensive end Hunter Snyder didn’t enjoy the Pro Day he’d been hoping for, injuring his hamstring during the 40-yard dash. He’s credited with a 4.75 run.
FAU reports that 29 NFL teams sent representatives to Boca Raton, along with three from the CFL and one from the AAF.
Several former FAU players currently in the NFL returned to campus to watch the workouts, including Trey Hendrickson, Trevon Coley, Buddy Howell and Greg Joseph.
Pro Day Stats
|Azeez Al-Shaair||6-0 1/2||225||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|DaSean Cannon||5-8 1/2||174||4.56||27||N/A|
|DaiKwon Fuse||6-1 1/2||278||5.00||27||28|
|Herb Miller III||6-1||199||4.56||32||13|
|Devin Singletary||5-7 1/2||200||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Kerrith Whyte, Jr.||5-10||197||4.36||42||21|
|Ray Wilson, Jr.||5-9||191||4.74||28||15|