Pro Days are an opportunity for players to show the league what they can do. For Dakota Austin, his Pro Day was going to be his chance to convince a team to pick him up on draft day. Unfortunately for Austin, things did not go his way. Austin ran 40-yard dash at 4.80 at his Pro Day. Austin told Go4it’s Paul Gant what went wrong. “In the beginning, I couldn’t stop cramping, and that affected a lot of my drills early, but drills toward the end, I felt like they got to see a glimpse of what I really had to show.” According to Austin, he ran a 4.5 40 two days before his Pro Day.
Austin does have some regrets about running while not being completely healthy. “I shouldn’t of ran it at all, I shouldn’t even ran it. Like, I should have just waited and stretched some more. I felt like I gave them the wrong impression. During drills you could see a lot more of my speed and quickness. I know they knew something was up.”
While Austin has some doubts about whether he will be drafted, he believes all he need is an opportunity. “I’ll definitely raise eyebrows. Being invited to camp, that’s all I need.
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Source: NFL free agent TE Dominique Jones New Hampshire RB Dalton Crossan 03/17 by pgant | Sports Podcasts
Joe Mixon’s reputation took a huge hit after a video surfaced of him punching a woman at a restaurant back in 2014 . Mixon, who ran a 4.43 40 at his pro day, was not invited to the NFL combine because of that incident. Recently, one of Mixon’s teammates came out in support of him.
Former Oklahoma CB Dakota Austin gave his thoughts on Joe Mixon:
“If you get know him, he’s a person that had to come out his shell to even start talking, but you get him to talk and open up, he’s a great guy. He has good intentions with everything. It’s just with that incident wrong place, wrong time. He’s a great person. Whoever takes the time to get to talk to him, or even have a conversation, you’ll see he’s not the person people portray him to be,” Austin told Go4it’s Paul Gant.
I think Mixon deserves a second chance. I believe he will get it. Hopefully, he takes advantage of that second chance.
Listen to the whole interview with Dakota Austin as he discussed his pro day and more at the link below:
Interview comes in at 12:23