Last year, the Bobcats had two players drafted in the NFL draft and had another four players sign with teams as undrafted free agents. This year, no Texas State players were taken in the draft, however, that hasn’t stopped them from sending in new talent to the league.
After the draft concluded, Aaron Wilson announced on his Twitter account that Bellard had signed a deal with the Chicago Bears.
Texas State offensive tackle Adrian Bellard agreed to Chicago Bears deal on $7,000 signing bonus
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 1, 2016
Shortly after that, Texas State TE Lawrence White also announced on his Twitter account that he had reached a deal with the Oakland Raiders.
Prior to both of those announcements, Edwin Mims announced that Texas State CB David Mims had signed a deal with the Atlanta Falcons.
Congrats to Keyarris Garrett going to the Panthers and David Mims going to the Falcons
— Bimp Mims (@MimsCoach) April 30, 2016
As we reported here back in January, White was doing everything he could to extend his playing career and earn a chance to play at the next level.
Below, you can find pro day results for each of the three that took place on March 22, 2016. (Courtesy of NFLDraftScout.com)
40 Yrd Dash: 5.49
20 Yrd Dash: 3.07
10 Yrd Dash: 1.87
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 15
Vertical Jump: 26
Broad Jump: 07’09”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 5.03
3-Cone Drill: 8.08
40 Yrd Dash: 4.95
20 Yrd Dash: 2.80
10 Yrd Dash: 1.69
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 12
Vertical Jump: 30 1/2
Broad Jump: 09’07”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.36
3-Cone Drill: 7.60
David Mims II
40 Yrd Dash: 4.55
20 Yrd Dash: 2.57
10 Yrd Dash: 1.66
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 05
Vertical Jump: 35 1/2
Broad Jump: 10’03”
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.16
3-Cone Drill: 7.23
Bellard had 56 and a half knockdown blocks and did not allow a single sack on quarterback Tyler Jones. He held his own in the very first game of the season against Florida State and was named as Texas States offensive lineman of the year for the third consecutive year. His play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl game definitely improved his stock as he shined as the best lineman in the game.
White finished his senior year with 15 receptions for 169 yards and three touchdowns. He was awarded with the Jim Bob Helduser Award as Most Improved Offensive Player in 2015 Spring Practice. His size is ideal for the NFL and his work ethic is off the charts. The Raiders are getting a player that is ready to go to work and is eager for a chance to show he belongs in the league.
Mims II closed out his final season with 57 tackles, 51 of them being solo tackles and four tackles for a loss, five pass break ups and one quarterback sack. He earned several preseason awards and was named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s All-Texas FBS First Team. Mims shined in the 2014 season playing along side Craig Mager and followed that up with an excellent senior campaign on an underperforming Bobcat team.