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Georgia Football Pro Day 2011: A.J. Green Viewed From Afar, Justin Houston Wows Again

You were wondering what could possibly go wrong at Georgia football’s 2011 pro day? How about scouts being forced from the sidelines as the team’s marquee player took the field?

Due to a weird NFL lockout rule that barred team scouts from watching in person while a non-Georgia Bulldogs player participated in workouts, A.J. Green’s run-through at UGA’s 2011 pro day had to be assessed by scouts via monitor. Green looked excellent on a wide variety of pro-style routes, other than one moment when he took a spill after tripping over a sideline rope.

It was former Montana QB Justin Roper’s presence that forced scouts from the sidelines. Since Roper’s throwing services were not required for Justin Houston’s workout, team personnel was able to watch the defender work on-site.

Houston impressed again, running through both DE and LB drills and posting another great 40 time, either 4.57 or 4.7 depending on where you look. He ran a 4.68 at the NFL Combine, so showing he’s able to reliably bang out such an excellent time surely impressed many a scout.

Kris Durham also impressed, turning in a 4.43-second 40 yard dash. Durham wasn’t invited to the Combine, so this was his only chance to work out for multiple NFL teams at once.

Houston is also scheduled to show his stuff for the Atlanta Falcons this week.

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.