March 25, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas -
Approximately 20 NFL scouts were on the Stephen F. Austin campus Monday morning for pro day. The former SFA players braved colder temperatures and wind gusts of nearly 20 miles per hour during the three-hour workout at Homer Bryce Stadium.
Numerous member of the 2012 Lumberjack senior class participated in the workout, including 2012 All-Americans Josh Aubrey, Cordell Roberson and Willie Jefferson. East Texas natives, Aubrey and Roberson have been two of the program's best players at their positions over the course of the past four years. Roberson leaves SFA as the school's all-time leading receiver, while Aubrey is a four-time All-Southland Conference selection at corner. Jefferson spent two seasons at SFA after transferring from Baylor. The 'Jacks converted Jefferson to the defensive side of the ball where he finished his career as one of the league's top sack artists setting new school and conference records for sacks in a game.
Aubrey posted some of the most impressive marks of the workout. He recorded a 37-inch vertical, and followed that up with a 4.4 time in the 40. Roberson ran a 4.47 40-yard time.
Scouts have had pretty good success in Nacogdoches over the past several years, dating back to Tennessee Titans draft choice Dominique Edison in 2009. Former All-American Jabara Williams was selected by the St. Louis Rams following the 'Jacks' 2010 SLC title season. SFA has had numerous players sign free agent contracts during that stretch including Tim Knicky (DE), Contrevious Parks (WR) and Kenneth Charles (DL).