Several Former Miners Experience UTEP Football Pro Day
Several former UTEP football players went through workouts and combine-like drills at the school's official pro day on Wednesday afternoon.
Offensive linemen Darta Lee and Bobby DeHaro, secondary members Josh Caldwell, Dy'vonne Inyang and Walter Neil Jr., along with wide receiver Justin Garrett and running back Quardraiz Wadley participated in front of NFL personnel. The Arizona Cardinals were on hand watching the now former Miners perform in front of friends, family and teammates at Glory Field.
Justin Garrett is a unique NFL prospect since he can play as a receiver on Sundays, and can also help out in special teams. He trained here in El Paso during the offseason and following the pro day, he will be doing private trainings and he hopes to get a training camp invite.
"This offseason was just a great display to see what it's going to take to get to the next level," Garrett said.
Walter Neil Jr.'s highlight of the day was running a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash. He has spoken to various NFL teams and let them know that he can play corner, nickel corner or safety. As a two-year starter at Kansas State and a senior at UTEP, Neil Jr. has solid film out there to show to pro scouts.
Similarly, safety Dy'vonne Inyang is able to be versatile in the secondary, while even suggesting that he can play linebacker if need be. "I promise you, I'll get it done," he said.
As a hometown product from Montwood High School, offensive lineman Bobby DeHaro came out at pro day with a strong support group of family and friends there to see him. He trained in Dallas over the offseason and says he feels better than he has in five years. He took advice from his good friend, former Miner and current NFL left guard Will Hernandez during offseason workouts.
"He just said to go out there and execute," DeHaro said. "He saw me a lot during this offseason process. I'll be training with him before the draft and minicamp. He's right there beside me and I'm blessed to have him in my life."
The NFL Draft takes place on Thursday, April 28 through Saturday, April 30. The last UTEP Miner to be drafted was Hernandez back in 2018 (2nd round to the Giants).