Jeremy Loyd improved his combine numbers running a pair of 40's in 4.53 and 4.58, completing 20 repetitions on the bench and turning in a 36-inch vertical jump.
Offensive lineman Zach Butler measured in at 293-pounds, completed 28-reps on the bench but ran poorly at a 5.28-forty and produced only a 25.5-inch vertical.
Word, a highly ranked but seemingly forgotten defender, measured in at a cut 5-foot-11, 232 pounds. Word timed a 4.56/4.59 in his 40s, ran a combined 4.03 short shuttle and 6.92 cone. Of all the teams in attendance the Carolina Panthers seemed most interested in his services.
Our belief is Word is best off as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense or could even more to strong safety. Regardless, we feel he'll be a knockout player on special teams.