Texas Holds Pro Day

Texas held its annual Pro Day Tuesday. Come inside to find out the results, and who stood out.

Fifty scouts, coaches and general managers attended the Texas Pro Day, representing 30 NFL teams, including Bears head coach Lovie Smith. Several former Longhorns also made the trip back for support, including Kansas City Chiefs Jamaal Charles and Derrick Johnson, as well as more recent alumni James Kirkendoll and Sam Acho. Acho helped cover the event for Longhorn Network.


* Christian Scott might have had the best overall day. Scott was nearly 6-foot and weighed 220 pounds, not far from linebacker-sized. And then he went out and jumped 37.5 inches, ran a 4.6-flat 40-yard dash, a 4.28 short shuttle and 7-flat in the three cone drill. He also broad-jumped 10-5. Scott looked good in positional drills as well, and may stand a chance of slipping into the bottom of the draft.


* Emmanuel Acho joked around that once other players started putting up great vertical leaps, he was tempted to warm up his injured quad and give it a shot. Instead, he stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine and went through a positional workout not at full speed. Even without being at full speed, Acho did a nice job. Kheeston Randall also stood on his numbers from the combine before going through a positional workout led by Hall of Fame defensive lineman Mean Joe Greene. Fozzy Whittaker didn't go through drills, but put up 23 repetitions in the bench press.


* Keenan Robinson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.7-flat, nine one-hundredths faster than what he ran at the NFL Scouting Combine. He paired that with a 36.5-inch vertical, a 10-5 broad jump and a 4.40 short shuttle time.


* Blake Gideon adeptly said that a lot of scouts attended Pro Days not for reasons to draft players, but to find reasons not to draft players. In Gideon's case, his film will likely do the talking, as scouts will have a whopping 52-game sample size to sort through. As such, the only way for Gideon to really improve his stock was to have off-the-charts numbers on Tuesday. He had an impressive 35.5-inch vertical, but was slightly undersized at 204 pounds and ran a 4.56 40-yard dash. He also broad-jumped 9-9.


* Justin Tucker had a nice workout, nailing every kick from 55-yards in. He said afterward that he believes he's the top kicker in the draft, and said he thought he did a nice job of proving it in his workout.


* Cody Johnson also might have helped himself. The thick fullback measured out at 5-10 7/8 and 259 pounds, just before going out and jumping 30 inches and running a 4.69 40-yard dash. Johnson said he has interviews set up with a couple of teams, the Packers and the Jets.


* John Chiles came back for a second Pro Day. He spent some time on NFL rosters following his senior season in 2010, and took this chance to work out for a number of NFL teams. He tied Scott for the day's top vertical at 37.5 inches.


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