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Football: Pro Day — Mike Mohamed

Former Cal linebacker Mike Mohamed had a decision to make Wednesday. He had a chance to improve some of his times from the NFL combine. But the condition of the new turf at Witter Rugby Field wasn’t ideal.

In the end, Mohamed decided he couldn’t have gained too much by participating. So he skipped the timed tests and just did position work instead.

“There are some things I wanted to improve on, but the field isn’t exactly in the best shape,” Mohamed said. “It’s like being on the moon out here. There are craters everywhere. But there was nothing bad. I really didn’t have too much to gain by doing a little bit better.”

Mohamed is projected as a late-round pick. He too had a good showing at the NFL combine.

“One thing that the Combine allowed me to do was to show teams that I’m a lot more athletic than I’ve been given credit for,” Mohamed said. “A lot of teams had good things to say about seeing me actually move in person.”

Mohamed said some NFL teams have expressed interest in him as an inside linebacker and some on the outside. Either way, Mohamed appears a lock to be drafted, which is a long way from the high school senior from Brawley who only received Division I scholarship offers from Cal and San Diego State.

“It’s been a wild ride,” Mohamed said. “Coming from a small town, not too many people have heard of Brawley. To have the opportunity to play in the NFL, I consider myself very lucky.”

One question Mohamed received at the Combine was for him to describe his weirdest  experience at Cal. His response? “I usually tell them if they ever make it to Cal, they can take a walk down Telegraph. You’ll see enough weird out there.”

Jonathan Okanes

Jonathan Okanes is in his fourth year covering Cal's football team. Previously, he covered Cal's men's basketball team for four years. He can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/OkanesonCal.

  • Bob

    Grass a problem? Wouldn’t you know. Somebody already wants Mike, anyway.

  • Raf

    ahhh mike’s last comment is so true and brings back fond memories…

    one day my roommate and i chatted as we strolled from bancroft to dwight… our conversation, on whatever the topic was, went uninterrupted until we got to dwight. i then asked… “do you realize all the crazy $#!% we just witnessed? a non-native would have been shocked by all that just transpired, but to a local it was just ur average day. pot smoking natives strolling, transvestite homeless teenagers begging, hat lady babbling, nudest walking, protesters crossing, vagrants fighting, police cars chasing, drug dealers dealing, yashua yelling… and that was just bancroft to durant.