The football calendar has gifted us a mini-draft season during the slowest part of the NFL news cycle, save for the police blotter beat that they share with TMZ. Like a true draft season, the supplemental draft season has pro day workouts, like the one former Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon will have at the Houston Texans facility tomorrow.
Today saw the workout of TCU running back Ed Wesley, the player widely regarded as the second-best prospect out of the class of eight. After his sophomore campaign that was good enough to earn first-team All-Mountain West honors, Wesley certainly was considered a draftable prospect, but that might not be true any longer after a lackluster junior season and poor workout:
According to sources, TCU RB Ed Wesley measured in 5083 and weighed 196. He ran 4.68 and 4.72
— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) July 9, 2012
At only 5'8" and 196 pounds, Wesley needed to display better long speed to merit a pick. Adam Caplan from the Sideline View tweeted that it's "not looking good" for Wesley to be drafted after the workout because his previous sixth-seventh-round grade was based on his film.
Rotoworld draft expect Josh Norris agrees that Wesley is going to go undrafted, but cited his indecisiveness behind the line of scrimmage as the reason. Norris did note that he likes Wesley better than Dan Herron and Terrance Ganaway, running backs who went in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Even if Wesley isn't selected, this is far from the end of the line for him. His agent, Jordan Woy, tweeted that 12 teams attended Wesley's pro day, and six more have inquired about the results. He'll certainly get into a training camp on at least a tryout basis. If Wesley is looking for inspiration as an undrafted running back, he doesn't have to look farther than his home state of Texas, where the 2010 NFL rushing champ, the undrafted Arian Foster, plays for the Houston Texans.