CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A total of 13 players is scheduled to participate in the Virginia Football 2022 Pro Day on Wednesday (March 23) at the Welsh Indoor Practice Facility. That list of players includes: DL Mandy Alonso, S Joey Blount, LB Elliott Brown, DB Joe Comer, S De’Vante Cross, RB Devin Darrington, P Jacob Finn, OG Chris Glaser, CB Nick Grant, WR Artie Henry, WR Ra’Shaun Henry, OT Ryan Nelson and TE Jelani Woods.
This year’s Pro Day will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra with John Freeman and former Cavalier standout wide receiver Ahmad Hawkins providing commentary. The coverage will begin at 12:45 p.m. ET. Watch live at this link.
The 13 players will participate in a mix of the 40-yard dash, the vertical and broad jump, 3-cone drill, pro agility 60-yard shuttle and the bench press (225 pounds). In addition, the players will start the day by having their height, weight, hand and wing measured by NFL representatives.
After the conclusion of the testing drills, the NFL scouts in attendance will put players through offensive, defensive and specialist drills by position.
A total of 31 NFL teams have indicated they will attend the workouts.
Woods has already performed in front of the NFL talent evaluators. He participated in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on March 3.
Woods was second in the 40-yard dash (4.61) and had 24 bench-press reps (225 pounds) to lead all tight ends. His 40-yard dash was the best among tight ends and the fastest by a tight end taller than 6-7 since 2003.
A first-team All-ACC selection in 2021. Woods caught 44 passes, averaging 13.6 yards per reception and finished second on the team with eight scoring catches. Those eight TD catches were the most by an ACC tight end and the fourth most in the nation. His 598 receiving yards led all ACC tight ends and was the third most by a tight end in program history. He had a career-high 122 receiving yards on five catches against Illinois. That was the most receiving yards by a UVA tight end since the 2005 season.
Woods participated in the East/West Shrine Bowl in February, catching three passes including a reception for an eight-yard score.