Ursua, Tavai impress scouts at pro day

John Ursua ran the fastest 40 (4.58 seconds) at today's pro day on the UCLA campus. / File photo by Stephen Tsai

Former Warriors John Ursua and Jahlani Tavai were impressive during today’s UH pro day on the UCLA campus.

Despite still being bothered by hamstring ailment, Ursua, a receiver, was credited with running 40 yards in 4.58 seconds. He had a 10-foot broad jump, and completed the short shuttle in 6.78 seconds.

Tavai, a linebacker, did not participate in the measurement events because of the short preparation time following last year’s shoulder surgery. But Tavai did well in field drills, according to observers, and he wowed officials in interviews. Several teams expressed strong interest in Tavai. Tavai will hold personal workouts next month.

Representatives from all 32 NFL teams attended the event.


  1. ai-eee-soos March 19, 2019 1:14 pm

    Good luck to our WARRIORS !!!

    Hope you get offered a good contract.

  2. Boolakanaka March 19, 2019 1:23 pm

    Woot woot, I’m all in—dollars to doughnuts, they will both be playing on Sundays!

  3. Old School Dave March 19, 2019 2:20 pm

    Best of luck to Jahlani and John! “No scared em. Go get em!”

    I see that Donna Mercado Kim has resurfaced and come out swinging regarding making some $30 million in cuts to UH. Laid low after people found out that she threatened the former UH president with critical hearings in 2013, accusing UH of botching up his law school application. He never applied. Fast forward, today and he’s a grad of the William Richardson Law School and now practicing here. Just what is DMK unhappy about now? Making “big body” again makes her feel good about herself, I guess.

  4. Old School Dave March 19, 2019 2:38 pm

    Sorry for the typo. Meant to say regarding DMK: “…….accusing UH of botching up her son’s law school application.

    Hawaii politicians have a very adversarial attitude towards UH. If waste exists, I have no problem with cutting it. On the other hand, instead of a “What do you need to do a better job there?” legislators take a, “Why do you need this or that?” I have heard rumblings that there people there not happy that UH’s football coach is the highest paid public employee in the State. Very much out of touch with the landscape of college athletics.

    Sorry for the rant. Off my soapbox.

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  8. cappie the dog March 19, 2019 6:48 pm

    I thought I was banned a couple of days ago. What did I do wrong? I thought. Mention Belmont too many times? Belmont made the case for UC-Greensboro and Lipscomb today. And Furman. Big win for having a level playing field today. The ’89-’90 men’s basketball team was deserving of an at-large bid. George Mason was a controversial at-large pick in 2007 when they made the Final Four.

  9. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2019 6:58 pm

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    OK, we savage’d someone.
    But still, we must use our powers responsibly. Everybody else is welcome to play

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  12. islandman March 19, 2019 7:14 pm

    cappie, this young one knows all the Wahine WBB names

  13. burro sabio March 19, 2019 8:01 pm

    Mr. Tsai, what’s the story on a new defensive coach?

  14. cappie the dog March 19, 2019 8:04 pm

    That was awesome.

  15. Pono March 19, 2019 9:32 pm

    Ursua is a ball player. He needed the numbers to get a chance but once he gets a chance he’ll stick with a team. He’s a baller!

  16. Inyoface March 19, 2019 9:34 pm

    Where did moussa go?

  17. Chicken Grease March 19, 2019 11:42 pm

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  18. Lowtone123 March 20, 2019 7:48 am

    Jus geev em a chance, dey will not disappoint. Go get’um boys!

  19. NorthShoreFan March 20, 2019 8:13 am

    The NFL has a history of a lot of “undersized”, whatever that means, receivers that have excelled. John will turn heads and bb’s around.
    Gp Johnny Go!

  20. Rodney March 20, 2019 8:47 am

    Congrats Woody

  21. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2019 10:29 am

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=49214

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