10 days ago it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers were planning to bring Connecticut defensive back Obi Melifonwu in for a pre-draft visit and so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the team reportedly had somebody present to watch him go through the paces at his Wednesday pro day, according to Kevin Duffy of masslive.com.
After an impressive scouting performance that included him registering a 40-yard dash time of 4.40 seconds in addition to a vertical jump of 44 inches and a broad jump of 11’9″, Melifonwu recorded a very impressive short shuttle time of 4.09 seconds on Wednesday at his pro day. He also posted a 3-cone time of 7.05 seconds, which isn’t bad at all being as he measured in at Indianapolis at 6037, 224-pounds.
Nearly 20 NFL teams here at UConn pro day this morning to see Grafton's Obi Melifonwu pic.twitter.com/MFRO5wRmj9
— Brendan C. Hall (@BHallUFA) March 22, 2017
Melifonwu also reportedly did safety and cornerback drills on Wednesday, according to Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports.
results from UConn DB Obi Melifonwu's pro day:
4.09 short shuttle
10.69 long shuttle
7.05 L drill
Worked at both S and CB
— Eric Edholm (@Eric_Edholm) March 22, 2017
During his career at Connecticut, Melifonwu played in 48 games and registered 351 total tackles, 8 interceptions and 16 pass breakups.
Melifonwu is currently expected to be selected somewhere in the first two rounds of the 2017 NFL Draft.