Denzel Perryman, Clive Walford happy with pro days despite ailments

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Scouts, coaches and general managers representing all 32 teams were in attendance for the University of Miami's pro day on Wednesday. However, two of the big names people came to see -- linebacker Denzel Perryman and tight end Clive Walford -- were limited for different reasons.

Perryman suffered a leg injury during his second 40-yard dash attempt and that knocked him out of the remainder of drills. Walford did only receiving drills after suffering a recent hamstring injury.

However, both players did well in their limited time. Walford caught the football well and showed a glimpse of why some scouts think he's the top tight end in the draft. Perryman improved on his 40 time from the NFL combine. The linebacker said he ran an official 4.56 on his first attempt before the injury and did 30 reps of 225 pounds.

"Yeah, it's real disappointing," Perryman said of the injury. "But a lot of people just wanted to see what I can run, and I feel I accomplished that today and answered a lot of questions."

Walford said he thought about running the 40-yard dash despite not being 100 percent because of all the NFL representation on campus today. But he ultimately decided against it and caught passes.

Walford is confident he will do well at the next level.

"We produce great tight ends," Walford said of the Hurricanes. "And we got great ones to come."

Both Perryman and Walford are projected to be second-round picks with the potential to climb to the bottom of the first round with good workouts and interviews. The Miami Dolphins have shown interest in both players. According to Perryman, the Dolphins will have a meeting and workout with him April 9-10. Walford also said he's meeting the Dolphins before the draft.

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