Updating a little more on Tommie Harris from yesterday's OU pro-day. The times on Harris are mixed but most scouts clocked him from a low of 4.68 to a high of 4.76. He had a long jump of 9-2 and looked spectacular in the drills. In fact during one drills which tested his hand quickness and arm jolt, Harris drew blood from the arm of the Steeler coach running the event and the drill was promptly stopped.
Early results from Washington State's pro-day has Devard Darling posting a pair of 40's in the 4.47 range with Sammy Moore turning in a 4.59 and 4.57.Update- 4:00 EST
One team we just spoke with told us they clocked defensive tackle Tommie Harris at a 4.67 and 4.69 in the forty. Earlier some on the finish line had Harris as low as 4.65. His ten yard split was 1.63, which was .07 seconds faster than anyone defensive tackle that ran at the combine if it holds up. Harris weighed in at 293-pounds.
Derrick Strait has been a hot player in Norman today. The New England Patriots interviewed with him for close to an hour and the Detroit Lions are going to be sitting with him soon. Another team impressed with Strait are the New York Jets, who will be brining him to their Hofstra complex in Long Island in a few weeks for a tour. While their have been several times reported, our sources say Strait ran between a 4.42-4.47, did 8-reps on the bench and had a vertical jump of 36 after weighing in at 198-pounds.
Some interesting information has surfaced about safety Brandon Everage. It was found out that the hard hitting defender actually tore his rotator cuff against Missouri during the October 5th contest and was advised to immediately have surgery. Everage decided against any procedures as he wanted to stay with the Sooners and challenge for a national title. He even put off surgery accepting a bid to play in the Senior Bowl where he suffered from the flu and food poisoning during the week. The soonest Everage will not be ready to workout for scouts is April. The Niners have told him they would be interested in having him individually perform for the franchise before April 10th.
Yesterday scouts gathered in Houston to work out the prospects from both the University of Houston and Rice. One player who really stood out was Rice cornerback Patrick Dendy, who ran a 4.38 at 188-pounds. An athletic cover man who can run, we mentioned Dendy at the season's start as a corner on our watch list, and though he's a physically impressive prospect Dendy does not make many plays on the field.
Cougar receiver/return specialist Brandon Middleton ran in the high 4.5's, which was faster than scouts thought he was capable of.