15 players to participate at Pro Day

Dee Ford will participate in Pro Day after being medically scratched from last week’s NFL Combine. ( PAT LOVELL/USA TODAY SPORTS)

AUBURN – There will be 15 participants in Auburn Pro Day on Tuesday, the school announced Friday morning.

The following players are expected to take part in the annual campus showcase for pro scouts Tuesday morning beginning at 10:15 a.m. CT: Kenneth Carter, Steven Clark, Chris Davis, Nosa Eguae, Dee Ford, Jake Holland, Jake Lembke, Tre Mason, Cody Parkey, Blake Poole, Jay Prosch, Greg Robinson, Craig Sanders, Ryan Smith, Ryan White.

Clark, Davis, Ford, Mason and Robinson are all coming off a trip to last week’s NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, though Davis did not work out due to a pulled hamstring and Ford was medically scratched due to an issue stemming from his 2011 surgery for a herniated disc in his lower back. Both are expected to fully participate on Tuesday.

Robinson had a very strong showing at the Combine and is rated the No. 2 overall prospect in May’s NFL Draft by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. His 4.92 second 40-yard dash time, 28.5-inch vertical jump and 113-inch broad jump were all among the best among offensive linemen, with his 40 drawing a lot of attention due to its fractional better time than Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron (4.94).

The 6-foot-5 332-pound Robinson is vying to be the top left tackle taken in the Draft with St. Louis the popular pick for his destination.

Ford drew a lot of attention in Indy for his remarks about South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Auburn’s leader in sacks each of the past two seasons said he was better than Clowney and called him a “blind dog in a meat market,” later clarfiying to say it was not personal and that he didn’t say the “dog couldn’t run” but that he “couldn’t find the meat.”

Clowney ran a 4.57 40 – by far best among defensive linemen – and Ford was held out of workouts. Ford is projected to be selected behind Clowney and is in the running with Missouri defensive end Kony Ealy to be the second edge rusher selected, with an NFL Network mock draft having Ford going No. 11 to the Tennessee Titans.

Mason is aiming to be the first running back drafted and will surely be looking to improve his 4.5 40 time. The Heisman Trophy finalist had among the best vertical and broad jump numbers for running backs.

Davis, the Iron Bowl hero, will be working out for the first time in front of scouts since January’s Senior Bowl. He’s projected as a mid-round selection and wants to show he’s more than just one play and can be an every-down corner in the NFL.

Prosch was the surprising snub of the Combine after being one of only two fullbacks invited to the Senior Bowl. He is aiming for a very high bench press number and could be the workout star of the day on Tuesday.

Holland, Eguae and White are all coming off participating in the College All-Star Bowl last month.

The only departing members of the 2013 Tigers not participating are running back Chadler Shakespeare and center Tunde Fariyike.

Tuesday’s workout schedule is as follows:
10:15                     Weigh-in, measurements
10:25                     Bench press, flexibility tests, vertical jump, broad jump
10:45                     40-yard dash
11:00                     Agility, L-Drills; 60-yard shuttle
11:30                     Position workouts