City grad Adrian Coxson runs 4.28, 4.33 at Stony Brook Pro Day

Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson lines up against Bryant last season.
Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson lines up against Bryant last season. (Gregory Payan / AP)

Stony Brook wide receiver Adrian Coxson was hoping for a fast 40-yard dash during his campus Pro Day workout Wednesday in New York.

Everything went according to plan for the former City standout, as he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.28 and 4.33 seconds. Coxson, 6 feet and 209 pounds, also bench pressed 225 pounds 15 times and had a 34-inch vertical leap.


"It was a great day, it happened," Coxson told The Baltimore Sun in a telephone interview from New York. "I expected it. I had to go through. Hopefully, it gives me a better chance to get drafted late. It should definitely open some eyes."

The workout was attended by the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills.

Coxson has been training with retired Ravens wide receiver Qadry Ismail for the past few months at The Arena Club in Bel Air. Ismail was at the workout Wednesday.

"Q is great at what he does," Coxson said. "He's worked very hard and done a great job with me."

Coxson has been invited to the New York Giants' local workout day on April 9, the New York Jets' on April 10 and the Ravens on April 21.

"I'm satisfied," said Coxson, who caught a career-high 43 passes for 664 yards and six touchdowns last season and was named third-team All-Colonial Athletic Conference. "I have those three and I should get a whole lot more."

A former blue-chip recruit, Coxson signed with Florida out of high school before transferring to Maryland when his father went blind due to diabetes. His father died this year from the disease.

"It definitely hasn't been easy," Coxson said. "I worked hard for it."