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Keionta Davis and Corey Levin headline Mocs Pro Day

UTC Mocs defensive end Keionta Davis runs an agility drill for NFL Scouts at "Pro Day" on Thursday at Finley Stadium. Photo: WTVC Sports

NFL scouts and some position coaches swarmed to Finley Stadium today.

A handful of Mocs players were looking to open the door to a shot at the NFL.

Thursday was Pro Day where the players performed pressure packed drills for the scouts.

Cincinnati Bengals D-line coach Jacob Burney shouted commands at Keionta Davis.

Burney's a Mocs alum and he pushed Davis and Vantrell McMillan through various speed, strength and agility drills.

Davis said, "I think I came out and did pretty good. I left it all out here. You know I had a lot of motivation for not being able to perform at the combine."

But he did at Finley.

Davis said he benched 225 pounds 30 times and turned in a 4.71 40 yard dash, probably his fastest.

Scouts from several NFL teams watched closely.

Many teams have talked to Davis.

For all players, they look beyond the physical attributes. "It's more than just football at some times. They gotta see what type of person you are and so this is a million dollar investment so they gotta make sure what they give you is worth it. They don't want no head cases and things like that so I gotta make sure I show them I got a level head and I can handle anything," Davis said.

Corey Levin also performed at the combine. He went through O-line drills Thursday at Finley Stadium.

The personable lineman liked his performance. He too has talked to a few teams. Levin said, "They all pretty much say the same thing. They like how I move and I'm smart and I can play different positions."

Other Mocs like Derrick Craine and Tommy Hudson gave it a shot.

Nakevion Leslie looked smooth in his 40-yard dashes.

C.J. Board turned some heads with his time.

They may not get drafted, but still attract interest from teams.

Without question, Davis has attracted the most attention. Come draft time, his focus will be razor sharp. "All I'm hoping for is one. That's all I'm hoping for is one team."

Levin is also looking forward to April 27-29, the dates of the draft. "Just be ready to play some football in early May. I am going to do everything I can to become a better football player in the next month."

A dream for every player at Finley Stadium.

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