Canadian receiver Josh Palmer does enough to justify mid-round NFL Draft selection at Tennessee pro day

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Canadian receiver Josh Palmer did enough at his Tennessee pro day to justify being a second or third round NFL Draft choice, according to former scout Jim Nagy.

The current executive director of the Senior Bowl, and former 18-year talent evaluator in the NFL, can see Palmer coming off the board on Day 2.

Palmer checked in at six-foot-one, 210 pounds with a nine-and-five-eights inch hand measurement, a 32-and-seven-eighths inch arm measurement, and a 76-and-seven-eighths wingspan measurement.

In the testing drills, the 21-year-old Brampton native ran 4.51 and 4.53 times in the 40-yard sprint, 4.25 shuttle, 6.98 three-cone, while recording a 34-inch vertical and 10-foot, four-inch broad jump.

Tennessee Titans general manager Jon Robinson and head coach Mike Vrabel were in attendance. Also, scouts from the Detroit Lions, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles, and Green Bay Packers were among the 29 teams represented.

Palmer finished his career as a Volunteer with 99 catches for 1,514 yards and seven touchdowns — 16 of those receptions went for 25 or more yards. Wednesday was the last time Palmer performed in Knoxville, Tennessee.

After his pro day, Palmer waits to see where he’ll be selected in the NFL Draft which is scheduled for April 29 to May 1.

“I visualize it all the time,” Palmer said, “that’s been a dream of mine since a young age.”

Now the gifted pass catcher shifts his focus to preparing for an NFL training camp.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.