Malcolm Kelly was easily one of the most talented receivers in the Big 12 and was considered to be one of the most heralded players in the upcoming draft.
After his first pro-day at OU Kelly was frustrated with his results (4.68 forty-yard dash and 4.17 pro-shuttle) and was a little upset that the drills were not hels in the Mosier Indoor Facility.
Weight: 225.7 pounds
Vertical Leap: 31.0 inches
Broad Jump: 10 feet, 2 ½ inches
40-Yard Dash: 4.69, 4.63
Short Shuttle: 4.13, 4.22
Three-Cone Shuttle: 7.06, 6.82
Bench Press: 14 reps of 225 pounds
--These numbers were compiled from NFL personnel that attended and were posted to NFL.com by Gil Brandt.While Kelly's times and results were not that much different from his first attempts last week, his attitude was. After the vent concluded he seemed optimistic and upbeat about the whole ordeal.
"Pretty good," Kelly said of how the work out went. "I think I finally got a chance to put my best foot forward. Like I said, last week I made a lot of immature decisions going off like that. In the three years I've been you all have never known me to go off like that. It was out of character for me and I take full responsibility for that. But today, what's done is done and I'll take a rest and get ready for next weekend.
"This whole deal is bigger than me. The main reason I'm trying to go to the NFL is to take care of my family. I'm just trying to do the best I can to support them the best way I can and make situations easier for them. That's what I tried to come out and do today. I'm pleased with what happened and that's it. It's time to go play now."
"He's a cool dude, especially for him to fly down here and help me out," Kelly explained. "I thought it was cool for him to help me out. He was a big help. If I could have got anybody, I would have got Sam (Bradford) to throw but you can let Sam throw (because he is a current student-athlete). He's been great for me, putting the balls out there where they need to be."
Kelly sat down with Bob Stoops after last week's ordeal, and offered up an apology for the way that he acted afterwards.
"Oh yeah, I talked to him. We had a good long talk. We talked for probably about an hour and 15 minutes. Had a real good long talk. He said, ‘I still love you. You're still a great kid.' He told me I never game him any trouble. He just said there's no bad blood between us. I told him I love him too, love the University and didn't mean for it to come out like it did. Like I said, Oklahoma gave me the opportunity to be where I am at right now. It wasn't any other school out there that put me in on Saturdays and expected me to come in as a freshman and play, get the recognition that I did. Gave me a chance to see what I could do as far as being a football player. I have to give all the thanks to them in that area. I apologize again for what I said last week, but it was about frustration. Like I said, it will never happen again."
Kelly will now put turn his focus towards the draft, but he is trying to not get to caught up with what spot he will actually be selected at.
"I've heard from a lot of different coaches and stuff like that. But you never know. Somebody's going to be a top five pick and they end up going 23rd or somebody's going to go first and they go second. You never know; it depends on what a team needs. Somebody might like you and love you to death and think you're the best player on the board, but they don't need you. They've already got a great wideout. They need a left tackle or something like that. You've just got to hope that everything falls into place for you."