Six Army football players will get their shot to impress NFL scouts at the team’s Pro Day Thursday at West Point.
Linebacker Andre Carter, safety Marquel Broughton, running backs Braheam Murphy and Maurice Bellan, defensive lineman Kwabena Bonsu and cornerback Isaiah Morris will compete in the mini combine – running the 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle and 3-cone drill inside the Foley Athletic Center and benching 225 pounds and testing their vertical jump and long jump in Army’s weight room. In the past, a member of the Jets scouting department has ran the Pro Day combine.
The Pro Day should draw many scouts with Carter, who recently participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, high on their list. Carter’s skills attracted scouts and front office staff from all 32 teams during the 2022 season. Scouts from multiple teams attended Army home games to watch Carter.
Twelve NFL teams sent scouts to watch offensive lineman Brett Toth’s Pro Day in 2018. Would expect more Thursday.
Broughton, a two-year captain who voted the Army’s MVP for the 2022 season, should also be on the radar of NFL teams. Broughton’s play, knowledge of the game and leadership would enhance any NFL locker room.
Murphy’s big-play ability is intriguing. The running back averaged 8.7 yards on 26 carries his senior year and caught 11 career passes for an average of 26.5 yards.
Bellan made the transition from quarterback to running back his senior season and earned a spot of Army’s gameday slotback rotation. He rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries in 2022.
Bonsu was a steady, fiery presence on Army’s defensive line since his freshman season. He recorded career highs in tackles (47), tackles for loss (4.5) and sacks (2.5) last fall.
Morris. always ready to step up, broke up four passes his junior season and made five tackles on his Senior Day in November.