The All-Sun Belt team came out today. Loryn Goodwin was the Freshman of the Year on the women’s side. Goodwin and Alexis Hyder were third-team all-conference picks.
Tony Mitchell was a second-team all-league pick. He should have been the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year.
I will get to that later, but first, a few notes on UNT’s Pro Day.
UNT had its seniors out at Apogee Stadium today to work out for NFL scouts.
Four scouts were on hand this year, down from about a dozen last year, when Lance Dunbar was the main attraction. Joe Greene was back again this year. He is a scout with the Steelers these days. Patrick Cobbs, who is working as a coach at a private school down in Dallas, was also there.
There are four guys who I would consider UNT’s top prospects — defensive tackle Tevinn Cantly, offensive lineman Aaron Fortenberry, tight end Andrew Power and defensive end K.C. Obi.
Cantly and Power posted 22 bench reps, while Fortenberry had 21 and Obi 19.
Power ran a 4.94 40, Obi a 5.09, Cantly a 5.39 and Fortenberry a 5.70.
For comparison sake, Power’s 22 bench reps would have tied for third among tight ends at the NFL combine. The fastest 14 tight ends at the combine ran between 4.50 and 4.94.
The top 14 defensive linemen all posted at least 28 bench reps, while the top 15 ran 4.84 or better in the 40.
The top 15 offensive linemen at the combine all ran 5.11 or under in the 40 and posted at least 28 reps on the bench.
Cantly has dropped a lot of weight since the end of the season and came in at 315. K.C. Obi was always undersized as a defensive end in terms of his height and measured 6-foot-0, 243 pounds.