Chris Anzevino has strong Pro Day

NFL reporter
Posted Mar 7, 2012
Aaron Wilson

Kent State center Chris Anzevino excelled at his campus Pro Day workout today. The 6-foot-1 1/2 300-pounder has been training with former All-Pro center LeCharles Bentley. He bench pressed 225 pounds 36 times, which would rank him second among all offensive linemen at the NFL scouting combine. He also ran the 40-yard dash in 5.1 seconds, which would rank fourth among linemen at the combine.

Anzevino posted a 31 1/2 inch vertical leap, which would rank third among offensive lineman at the combine.

And the former Kent State standout registered a 4.6 in the short shuttle, which would rank fourth among all offensive linemen at the combine.

"Damn good football player," one NFL scout said.

Another scout predicted that Anzevino will be drafted, and higher than expected.

And another commented that Anzevino had superior game film to Ohio State lineman Mike Brewster.

Anzevino played high school football for New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels' father.

He worked out for scouts from the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers, Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts.
"I feel like I had a decent day, I've been training really hard," Anzevino told Scout. "I feel like I've been blessed to have this opportunity to get to the next level. I've been working hard with LeCharles Bentley. We study a lot of film. He was one of the greatest.

"I'm happy with the opportunity wherever I wind up as long as I get the opportunity to shine. I'll be blessed no matter where or when."

Anzevino said he has a few upcoming visits with NFL teams.

Anzevino credited his blue-collar Ohio work ethic for his success.

"It's what I am," he said. "I'm a hard worker every single day. I give 150 percent always my whole life. I'm a blue-collar guy always trying to do the right things every time. I learned a ton from my coaches. I have amazing things to say about them. They helped me pursue my dream with a lot of leadership and shills I use today."

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