Oklahoma Football: Complete Pro Day Results and Analysis

Tom GuthrieContributor IIIMarch 13, 2013

Oklahoma Football: Complete Pro Day Results and Analysis

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    The Oklahoma football program is gearing up for another season, but the 2013 squad was not the main focus on the OU campus Wednesday. 

    Rather, the spotlight was shone directly on the 25 former Sooners participating in pro day at the Everest Training Center in Norman, Okla. 

    According to SoonerSports.com, representatives from all 32 NFL teams were in attendance to observe everything from hand measurements to the three-cone drill. 

    For former Sooner quarterback Landry Jones and Co., pro day was another milestone on the path to fulfilling their dream of making it to the NFL.

    So, how did the former Sooners fare in the pressure-packed environment? Read on to find out.

    (Note: Results are taken from SoonerSports.com. NFL combine results are taken from NFL.com.)

Landry Jones

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    Height: 6'4"

    Weight: 225 pounds

    Hand: 9 inches

    Arm: 32 1/4 inches

    Wingspan: 77 1/8 inches

    As the most prominent participant under the critical eyes of scouts from all 32 NFL teams, Landry Jones had to feel the pressure. According to NewsOK.com, Jones had a rocky start in throwing drills but eventually found his rhythm.

    Additionally, ESPN's Chris Sprow asserted that the Arizona Cardinals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Cincinnati Bengals were among several teams "very engaged" in Jones during his performance (via Cincy Jungle).

Tony Jefferson

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    Height: 5'11"

    Weight: 212 pounds

    Hand: 9 3/8 inches

    Arm: 30 3/4 inches

    Wingspan: 75 7/8 inches

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.18 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.33 seconds

    Tony Jefferson did not participate in the 40-yard dash, broad jump or vertical jump, but his 20-yard shuttle time tied for second-best among his fellow participants. Measures aside, the safety is a gifted athlete with a bright future. NFL.com projects him to be selected in the second or third round. 

Lane Johnson

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    Height: 6'6.4" 

    Weight: 310 pounds

    Hand: 10 inches

    Arm: 35 1/4 inches

    Wingspan: 83 3/8 inches

    Offensive lineman Lane Johnson's stock is on the rise after an astonishing performance at the NFL combine. After wooing scouts in Indianapolis, Johnson decided to forgo participating in drills at OU's pro day, according to NewsOK.com

Kenny Stills

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    Height: 6'0.5"

    Weight: 194 pounds

    Hand: 8 3/8 inches

    Arm: 30 1/2 inches

    Wingspan: 73 1/4 inches

    After running a blazing 4.38-second 40-yard dash at the combine, Stills decided to skip skill testing at pro day. However, NewsOK.com notes that the wideout did catch passes from Landry Jones. 

Tom Wort

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    Height: 6'0.3"

    Weight: 235 pounds

    Hand: 8 7/8 inches

    Arm: 30 3/8 inches

    Wingspan: 75 1/4 inches

    40-Yard Dash: 4.75 seconds

    The only skill test in which linebacker Tom Wort participated was the 40-yard dash. Although 4.75 isn't a superb time, it is slightly better than his combine time of 4.78 seconds. After a surprisingly quiet junior campaign, it will be interesting to see where Wort ends up. 

Demontre Hurst

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    Height: 5'9.1"

    Weight: 189 pounds

    Hand: 8 3/8 inches

    Arm: 31 3/8 inches

    Wingspan: 75 1/2 inches

    Vertical Jump: 37 inches

    Broad Jump: 10'0.5"

    40-Yard Dash: 4.5 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.27 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.1 seconds

    60-Yard Shuttle: 11.47 seconds

    Demontre Hurst participated in every skill test and performed very well. His impressive 4.5-second 40-yard dash was second only to Jesse Paulsen's eye-opening 4.45, and Hurst logged the fastest time in the three-cone drill. Hurst's performance was a fitting reflection of his success at defensive back for the Sooners.

David King

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    Height: 6'4.2"

    Weight: 275 pounds

    Hand: 9 3/4 inches

    Arm: 34 inches

    Wingspan: 80 5/8 inches

    Vertical Jump: 32 inches

    Broad Jump: 9'7"

    40-Yard Dash: 4.72 seconds

    David King should be pleased with his performance in the skill tests. His results in the 40-yard dash and vertical jump were both tops among defensive linemen participating in OU's pro day. Although his NFL future is tenuous, King deserves praise for his performance. 

Javon Harris

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    Height: 5'11.2"

    Weight: 199 pounds

    Hand: 8 3/4 inches

    Arm: 31 5/8 inches

    Wingspan: 75 3/8 inches

    Vertical Jump: 34 inches

    Broad Jump: 9'11.5"

    40-Yard Dash: 4.59 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.2 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 7.11 seconds

    60-Yard Shuttle: 11.49 seconds 

    Javon Harris performed well in every drill. The safety did especially well in the three-cone drill and the 20-yard shuttle, showing his agility. His 40-yard dash time may be a tad on the slow side for a safety, but Harris is still a solid NFL prospect. 

Justin Brown

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    Height: 6'3.1"

    Weight: 207 pounds

    Hand: 9 1/2 inches

    Arm: 32 inches

    Wingspan: 79 inches

    Vertical Jump: 30 1/2 inches

    Broad Jump: 9'9"

    40-Yard Dash: 4.59 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.37 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 6.95 seconds

    60-Yard Shuttle: 11.41 seconds 

    The three-cone drill and 60-yard shuttle were the high points of wideout Justin Brown's performance on Wednesday. Despite his slightly underwhelming 40-yard dash and vertical leap, Brown's size and athleticism render him an intriguing prospect. 

Jamarkus McFarland

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    Height: 6'1.6"

    Weight: 305 pounds

    Hand: 10 1/4 inches

    Arm: 32 3/8 inches

    Wingspan: 78 1/4 inches

    Vertical Jump: 31 1/2 inches

    Broad Jump: 8'4"

    40-Yard Dash: 5.38 seconds

    20-Yard Shuttle: 4.79 seconds

    Three-Cone Drill: 8.08 seconds

    Although he didn't show much speed or agility in the drills, defensive tackle Jamarkus McFarland logged an impressive vertical jump of 31.5 inches. He out-jumped all other defensive linemen as well as receivers Justin Brown and Derrick Bradley. 

Additional Participants

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    Jaydan Bird (LB, 6'1", 231 pounds): Bird played in every Sooner contest between 2009 and 2012 and was Academic All-Big 12 last season.

    Derrick Bradley (WR, 5'7.3", 172 pounds): The wideout logged a 4.65 40-yard dash and a 30-inch vertical leap.  

    Daniel Franklin (LB, 6'1.3", 242 pounds): Franklin appeared in 41 games over his Sooner career.

    Lamar Harris (DB, 6'0.7", 185 pounds): The defensive back saw action in every game last season and notched 17 tackles. 

    Joseph Ibiloye (LB, 6'2.3", 224 pounds): Ibiloye made six starts over the last four seasons and tallied 50 total tackles.

    Brian Jackson (DB, 6'0.3", 204 pounds): The former All-Big 12 defensive back suited up for OU from 2006 to 2009 and has also played for the New York Jets and St. Louis Rams. 

    Stacy McGee (DT, 6'3.6", 310 pounds): McGee boasts the largest wing span (83.75 inches) of all 2013 Sooner pro day participants. 

    Joel Ossom (FB, 5'9", 233 pounds): Ossom had the unenviable role of backing up Trey Millard at fullback the last few seasons.

    Jesse Paulsen (DB, 6'0.3", 201 pounds): Paulsen was the most impressive player in the skill tests, coming in first in the broad jump, 40-yard dash and 20-yard shuttle and tying for first in the three-cone drill.

    Sam Proctor (DB, 6'0.2", 219 pounds): The safety appeared in every game for the Sooners between 2008 and 2011 and was briefly a member of the Detroit Lions. 

    Reggie Smith (DB, 6'0", 203 pounds): Smith, who played for OU from 2005 to 2007, has had NFL stints with the Carolina Panthers and San Francisco 49ers.

    Casey Walker (DT, 6'1.1", 336 pounds): Walker started 10 games for OU last season and recorded 25 total tackles. 

    R.J. Washington (DE, 6'2.5", 269 pounds): Washington was a valuable asset at defensive end from 2009 to 2012, playing in 40 games and accumulating 57 tackles. 

    Dominique Whaley (RB, 5'10.4", 205 pounds): Whaley's 10.34-second 60-yard shuttle was tops among the OU pro day participants.

    James Winchester (Deep Snapper, 6'3.2", 241 pounds): Winchester, who finished his Sooner career in 2011, earned glory by recovering a game-clinching fumble on a botched punt return against Texas in 2010.