PRO DAY: TEST Football Academy Features Local NFL Draft Prospects

The TEST Football Academy pro day workout is an annual event held for local prospects in the Tri-State area. It has produced numerous NFL players throughout the years and is well attended by a handful of pro scouts. This year’s workout on April 2nd featured several local products who are on the NFL radar.

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Kyle Bolin, QB, Rutgers [6022/203]

Scarlet Knights team captain Kyle Bolin continues to look like a much-improved player since we last saw him line up under center nearly six months ago. A transfer from Louisville, he didn’t quite live up to expectations coming out of high school but there seems to be untapped potential here, as he has been very impressive at the Rutgers, Kentucky and now TEST Football pro day showcases. Bolin needs a home where he can be allowed to continue to develop and hone his skills.

Robert Martin, RB, Rutgers [5112/207]

Martin hit the same 4.66 forty-yard dash mark that he registered at Rutgers pro day but he did improve his vertical jump by two inches, to 34” on this day. In addition, he also recorded improved times in the short shuttle (4.03) and L-Drill (6.77). Stuck in a running back time share and a new offensive coordinator each season, Martin has been lost in the shuffle during the draft process. He doesn’t display eye-popping athleticism or own big time splash plays on film but he has been a staple in the Rutgers running attack for the past four seasons, flashing the ability to push the pile, along with consistency and clutch performances against top-level competition.

Ben Guarino, WR, Kean [5116/194]

The wide out from Kean followed up a strong pro day showing at Fordham, where he caught every ball thrown his way, with another solid performance in Martinsville. Guarino timed 4.53 in the forty-yard dash, with a 35.5” vertical jump, 10-7 broad jump, 4.17 short shuttle and 7.14 in the L-Drill. He registered a 11.75 mark in the sixty-yard shuttle during the Fordham work out. Guarino averaged over 17 yards per catch over the past two seasons for the Cougars, tallying 50 receptions, 856 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns, in addition to playing special teams.

Connor Davis, TE, Stony Brook [6077/251]

The wide-bodied, versatile Davis has been a jack knife for the Seawolves, starting games on both the offensive line and defensive line, in addition to tight end, which is where he projects at the next level. He timed 4.81 in the forty-yard dash, with a 33” vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. Davis possesses a massive 80.5” wingspan and brings a gritty mentality, along with the skill-set to serve as an effective inline blocker but he can also make the occasional catch.

Randall Laguerre, LB, Central Connecticut State [6004/229]

A highly productive player who covers a tremendous amount of ground laterally, Laguerre is a two-time All-NEC First Team selection. He timed 4.79 in the forty-yard dash, with a 33.5” vertical jump, 9-11 broad jump, 4.32 short shuttle time and 7.32 mark in the L-Drill. He showed off a combination of quickness and strength during positional drills and also added 20 bench press reps of 225 pounds. Laguerre has started the past three seasons for the Blue Devils, accumulating 303 tackles, including 23.5 tackles for loss and a pair of interceptions.

Ross Douglas, DB, Rutgers [5095/189]

A former transfer from Michigan who was well-respected in the locker room, Douglas had a much better workout in comparison to his pro day in Piscataway. He improved across the board, with a 4.57 forty-yard dash, 36.5” vertical jump, 10-4 broad jump, 4.11 short shuttle and 7.12 L-Drill. Douglas has played a variety of positions including running back, linebacker, safety and special teams.

LOCAL PRO DAY INVITES

Several players who trained at the TEST Football Academy during the NFL Draft prep process have been invited to local team pro day workouts. The following list includes:

  • QB Kyle Bolin, Rutgers — New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
  • RB Robert Martin, Rutgers — New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
  • RB Josh Hicks, Rutgers — New York Giants, New York Jets
  • WR Ben Guarino — New York Giants, New York Jets
  • TE Connor Davis — New York Giants, New York Jets
  • OG Dorian Miller, Rutgers — New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
  • DT Sebastian Joseph, Rutgers — New York Giants, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles
  • P Matt White — New York Giants

ETC.,

Other free agents who worked out included quarterback John Von Nessen, who spent this past season with the Hamburg Pioneers of Germany, wide receiver/cornerback and kick returner Royce Adams, who spent the past two seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL and China International prospect Zhang Xiao. Pro teams looking to connect with these players should contact Geir Gudmundsen, Director of Football Operations at TEST Football Academy.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

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