Nebraska CB Prince Amukamara is talking to Pro Football Weekly's Andrew Struckmeyer for a weekly diary leading up to the draft. In his latest entry, he talks about Nebraska's pro day, visits he has set up with teams and proving his critics wrong at the Combine.
On his pro day performance:
It went pretty good. I got a lot of good feedback from the coaches and GMs who were there and I was happy with my performance. There were seriously a lot of teams. All I did was DB drills. Everyone said I looked smooth, I looked fluid, and I looked fast coming out of my breaks.
Comparing pro day and the Scouting Combine:
Pro day is definitely easier. There's no pressure, you get to wake up, have two meals, plus you're doing it at your own school. It's definitely set up just to be easier, so it's a comfortable environment, which should probably make your performance better than it was at the Combine.
On working out with his Nebraska teammates again:
Everyone was excited to perform. A couple of us had fun with it. Roy (Helu) and DeJon (Gomes) switched Combine shirts. Roy was DeJon and DeJon was Roy. All the pro scouts were pretty mind-boggled. We had about 15 to 20 guys from Nebraska work out. Niles (Paul) ran a blazing 40-time, way faster than he did at the Combine, he clocked at about a 4.40 electronically. Roy improved — he put up 19 reps on the bench. Eric (Hagg) dropped his 40-time significantly. And I heard Alex Henery didn't miss a single field goal and he was pretty good in all of his kicks.
On proving scouts wrong at the Combine with his 4.4 40-times:
It felt real good. I ran track in high school, and every time I'm on the field I consider myself the fastest guy out there, even when I play basketball, I consider myself the fastest guy on the court. Just hearing critics or scouts talking about that, going through the training process, I said I'm just going to show them. I had no doubt I was going to run a fast 40-time, and that's what I did.
On workouts and visits set up with teams:
Haven't set up any workouts, just visits. I guess 15 minutes at the Combine isn't enough to get to know and get a feel for one player who you're about to invest a lot of money in. So I guess I'll go and spend a day with them. The first one I'm going to see is the Lions. I have five or six visits set up.