Oklahoma State Football: Complete Pro Day Results and Analysis

Bradlee Ross@rossbeCorrespondent IIMarch 13, 2013

Oklahoma State Football: Complete Pro Day Results and Analysis

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    The Oklahoma State Cowboys had their annual pro day on Tuesday, March 11 at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Eighteen different Cowboys and former Cowboys participated.

    Twenty-five different NFL teams had representatives there to see what Mike Gundy’s players had to offer their squads. The headliner was running back Joseph Randle who, as you will see, did quite a bit to help himself in the upcoming NFL draft.

    All stats from the pro day were taken from the Oklahoma State Athletics website. Not all the stats were reported, but all of the players who participated are listed, either on their own individual slide or in a list at the end.

Isaiah Anderson, WR

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    40-Yard Dash: 4.57 seconds

    Vertical Leap: 37.5 inches

    Given his status as a track athlete as well as a football player, Isaiah Anderson’s 40-time seems a bit underwhelming. On its own merits though, it is definitely good enough for a receiver. The vertical leap is also a very positive sign, especially given that Anderson is short for an NFL receiver at under 6'.

Cooper Bassett, TE

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    Bench Press (225 pounds): 23 reps

    Vertical Leap: 33 inches

    Broad Jump: 9’3”

    If you are looking at the title of this slide funny, there is a perfectly valid reason. Cooper Bassett was originally recruited by Oklahoma State as a tight end, but he transitioned to defensive end when the Cowboys made the change to a pass-first offense before the 2010 season. His stats here look very good, and it seems very likely that he will be a tight end for someone in the NFL next season.

Alex Elkins, LB

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    Bench Press (225 pounds): 21 reps

    Vertical Leap: 34 inches

    Broad Jump: 10’3”

    Alex Elkins was one of the biggest bright spots of the Cowboy defense in 2012, and I think that he has a future in the NFL. Much like his predecessor at middle linebacker Orie Lemon, Elkins is a difference-maker and leader for this team. Elkins seems like the type of player who will go undrafted but stick as a free agent later on. Lemon has done the same thing with the Dallas Cowboys over the last few seasons.

Joseph Randle, RB

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    40-Yard Dash: 4.51 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.2 seconds

    60-Yard Shuttle: 11.49 seconds

    Vertical Leap: 34.5 inches

    The most-publicized player at this pro day was Joseph Randle, and he capitalized on the opportunity it presented to improve upon his performance at the NFL combine. There, he ran an unimpressive 4.63 40-time, which was significant given the fact that that drill is the most-discussed stat of all skill players. He definitely helped himself out by correcting that speed misconception.

Ryan Robinson, DE

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    Bench Press (225 pounds): 20 reps

    Vertical Leap: 33 inches

    Broad Jump: 9’10”

    Players like Ryan Robinson are the players who these pro days really are for. Robinson was a difference-maker for the Cowboys in 2012 and 2011, despite coming off the bench at times. Putting up respectable numbers like these at the pro day should get scouts to at least look at his game tape and give him a shot.

Hubert Anyiam, WR:

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    40-Yard Dash: 4.48 seconds

    Vertical Leap: 34 inches

    Hubert Aniyam came back to this year’s pro day after finishing his career at Oklahoma State in 2011. He spent the 2012 season as part of the San Diego Chargers and Carolina Panthers. Aniyam’s injury problems while at Oklahoma State followed him into the NFL, but hopefully this performance will show teams that he is back and ready to be signed.

Lane Taylor, OL

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    Bench Press (225 pounds): 31 reps

    According to the Oklahoma State Athletics website, Lane Taylor got the biggest reaction of any player at the pro day with this impressive mark that he set in the bench press. Only six players at the NFL combine performed better in that drill. While the bench press does not always translate to NFL success, putting up such a good score does nothing but help Taylor get noticed, which is really what pro days are for.

Quinn Sharp, P/K

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    We do not have any measurable stats for Quinn Sharp’s pro-day performance. However, according to Gina Mizell of The Oklahoman, Sharp shanked more than one field goal and kickoff attempt after having to wait an hour to show the scouts his stuff.

    Although this performance obviously does not help Sharp, it probably will not make a huge difference. Watching tape on him provides all the proof one needs to see that he is a valuable special teams player.

Participating with Incomplete or Unreported Stats

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    Brodrick Brown, CB

    Vertical Leap: 35 inches

    Evan Epstein, C

    Bench Press (225 pounds): 29 reps

    DeJuan Davis, OL

    Bench Press (225 pounds): 26 reps

    Justin Horton, TE

    Andrae May, CB

    Nigel Nicholas, DL

    Jonathan Rush, OL

    Tyler Fields, LB

    Wes Harlan, holder

    Maurice Hays, DL

    Jarid King, DL