If times and tape measures are any sign, former Gulf High standout Alton Voss likely enriched his chances at landing a free agent deal during his de facto NFL tryout Monday in Michigan.
The former USF signee, who conquered drug addiction to land a second chance at Division II Grand Valley (Mich.) State, Voss was among a handful of former GVSU players working out for approximately five NFL teams — and at least one Canadian club — at the Lakers' pro day.
A defensive end, Voss did 20 reps in the 225-pound bench press and recorded a 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump and 341/2-inch vertical leap, according to his Michigan-based agent, Todd Williams. His unofficial 40-yard dash times hovered between 4.68 and 4.75 seconds, Williams said.
"I feel like my testing went really well," Voss said. "And then position work, I left it all out there. There were some things that might have been a little rusty, but I believe I left everything on the field and displayed my speed, my explosiveness and strength."
Voss' numbers were far shy of those posted at the recent NFL combine by top-ranked defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M, but they're comparable to others believed to be high on most draft boards.
Michigan's Taco Charlton, the draft's fourth-ranked end by cbssports.com, ran the 40 in 4.92 seconds at the combine, logging 25 reps on the bench with a 33-inch vertical and 9-7 broad jump.
Voss, 28, has said his realistic goal is to land a free agent deal immediately after next month's NFL draft, or get a CFL opportunity.
"I feel like I helped myself today," he said.