Also in attendance was WR Danario Alexander, who made his way around on crutches, and was unable to participate in the workouts. Alexander is recovering from yet another knee surgery, and was doing his best to keep a positive outlook. It's generally considered that Alexander will be drafted, but as to when and by whom, it is pretty much unknown.
Danario said that he would be ready to play by early summer. "It's kind of frustrating. I want to be out there and compete. Right now, I just have to be patient, and stay positive. I think it's going to play out pretty good. A lot of people like my film."
Gregory looked especially fit, and it appears that he has made a positive impression during the NFL Combine and his workout today. Gregory weighed in at 305 lbs., demonstrated remarkable flexibility, and posted a forty time of 5.19 seconds. He said that several teams inquired about his experience playing the center position.
Baston weighed in at 305 lbs, and reportedly ran a 5.0 forty yard dash. His standing vertical measured at 32". He benched 225 lbs. 26 times. He said that he's going to put on another 15 lbs. or so and probably play nose tackle. He said that's what teams are talking to him about.
But the highlight of the day was the performances of the extremely physically fit Weatherspoon, who weighed in at svelte 239 lbs. and posted 40 times of between 4.43 and 4.53. The range in the times was the result of multiple timers measuring his two attempts. He also bench pressed the requisite 225 lbs. a total of 36 times, a personal best, and registered a standing vertical jump of 38 inches.
Weatherspoon talked about his experience at the NFL Combine. "I had 21 formal interviews. That's front office, head coach, GM, owners. I felt good about every one of them."
Weatherspoon said that the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints are two of the teams that he feels may select him when it's their turn. He said that he likes the Falcons' defense, and that it would be an opportunity to play with William Moore and Curtis Lofton.
A number of Missouri Tigers were on hand to watch and provide emotional support for their departing teammates. I think most were sizing it up for their own opportunities to participate in forthcoming Pro Days.
RSF DE Michael Sam reported that he now weighs 247 lbs., and that he recently posted a 4.58 forty time. Sam looks real good, as far as the eye test.
Junior DTs Terrell Resonno and Dominique Hamilton talked about how they've been working real hard during the off-season, and are going to try to prepare themselves to be able to play every down. They are each weighing in around 305, and both agreed that Mike Sam would be "ready to play this season."
T.J. Moe reported weighing 195 lbs. He said that he is still not fully recovered from his foot injury, and that he's been working out regularly with Tommie Saunders. Others report that Moe is one of the Tigers' most improved receivers. Moe reported a 4.52 forty time, and said that he tied the school record in the three-cone drill, at 6.28 seconds.