Florida State wrapped up Pro Day on Tuesday morning in front of a smaller group of NFL scouts. But there were also some diamonds in the rough, notably defensive back Meiko Dotson.
A transfer cornerback from Florida Atlantic, Dotson was limited to just 10 games over two years due to multiple injuries — he said he had a sports hernia surgery but has been able to focus on training the past few months. Dotson said he felt healthy and also looked good in running defensive back drills as well as three-cone and “L” agility drills. He also did 25 reps of 225 pounds on the bench, which is notably impressive for a cornerback.
“I’m happy, I feel good. Early on I was really weak in the core,” Dotson said. “These last three, four months that’s all I have been doing was just getting back to where I was. A lot of rehab every day. Now I just feel great.”
Jashaun Corbin moved well through drills and consistently caught passes from McKenzie Milton. The running back’s draft stock could be on the rise following workouts at the NFL Combine and Pro Day. He also spent time talking with a few scouts following the event on Tuesday.
Milton threw passes to Andrew Parchment and Jordan Wilson as well as a few underclassmen, including Malik McClain and Jordan Young. Milton threw three nice deep passes, one of which hit Parchment in stride but the other two were dropped by the receiver. Wilson struggled to consistently haul in passes.
It wasn’t a clean, accurate day for Milton as he overshot receivers on a number of occasions. But his footwork and mechanics were noticeably improved compared to fall practice.
Jermaine Johnson only did the bench press on Tuesday. Johnson, Corbin, Dotson, Keir Thomas, Devontay Love-Taylor, Milton, Parchment, Wilson, Emmett Rice and DeCalon Brooks worked out at the indoor practice facility.