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Receiver Chad Jackson and defensive end Jeremy Mincey were among the 12 former Florida Gators working out for scouts from approximately 25 NFL teams at The Swamp. Players were measured and weighed, checked out in the weight room for strength and endurance, and then taken out on the field where they were timed in the 40, run through some agility drills and finally given a chance to do some individual work for the scouts.
Jackson didn't run the 40 Wednesday but he didn't need to. He's already turned in blazing fast times at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis a couple of weeks ago, workouts that pretty much sealed him in as a first rounder. Basically he was there to look good and to run a few routes while C.J. Leak threw him some passes. When it comes to Jackson, the scouts were here in Gainesville to talk to Florida's coaches, check out some more film on him and to further handle some due diligence to check for any personal issues or history with law enforcement.
Mincey, a 6-3, 260-pound defensive end, had good workouts in Indianapolis but his 40 times Wednesday probably elevated his draft status to perhaps as high as third or fourth round. One watch had Mincey at 4.67 on his first 40 and 4.53 on the other. Most of the scouts had Mincey in the 4.65-4.68 range on the first run while there was greater discrepancy on the second.
Mincey is being projected by some teams as an outside guy in a 3-4 setup that will allow him to both rush the passer and drop off into coverage in a zone.
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The fastest unofficial 40 time of the day was turned in by Dee Webb, who turned in a 4.38 on his first run and 4.31 on his second. Other unofficial times included Jarvis Herring (4.69 and 4.62), Vernell Brown (4.47 and 4.51), Lance Butler (5.29 and 5.27), Mike Degory (5.45 and 5.29), Randy Hand (5.27 and 5.23), Tavares Washington (5.22 and 5.10), Todd McCullough (4.99 and 4.91), Markell Thompson (4.90), Zephrine Augustine (4.59) and Tre Orr (4.63).
The 40 times were all hand held Wednesday so there was discrepancy. Some watches had Randy Hand as low as 4.97.
Most of the top Sooners took part in today's workout, though some relied on combine results. Two players not invited to the combine, fullback J.D. Runnels and defensive back Eric Bassey, looked especially good. Here's a look at some of the participants.
Eric Bassey/DB (5-11.5/195): 37.5/vert, 9-8/broad, 4.41/4.33-forty, 3.92 20 shuttle, 7.07 3-cone, 17-reps/bench
Chris Bush/OL (6-3/305): 26.5/vert, 8-4/broad, 5.33/5.38-forty, 4.87/4.81 20 shuttle, 8.14 3-cone, 18-reps/bench
Dusty Dvoracek/DT (6-2/306): 9-6/broad, 4.81/4.81-forty, 4.51/4.47 20 shuttle, 7.59 3-cone,
Kejuan Jones/RB (5-7/185): 33/vert, 9-4 broad, 4.59/4.61-forty, 4.24/4.15 20 shuttle, 7.44 3-cone, 14-reps/bench
Davin Joseph/G (6-2/305): 4.73/4.73 20 shuttle, 7.75 3-cone,
James Moses/TE (6-2/244): 32/vert, 4.58/4.36 20 shuttle, 22-reps/bench
Chijoke Onyenegecha/CB (6-1/212): 36.5/vert, 10-2 broad, 4.46/4.48-forty, 4.34 20 shuttle, 7.23 3-cone,
Jejaun Rankins/WR (5-9/181): 35.5 vert, 4.50/4.43 20 shuttle, 7.36 3-cone,
J.D. Runnels/FB (5-11/238): 35/vert, 10-0 broad, 4.54/4.54-forty, 4.25/4.30 20 shuttle, 7.00 3-cone, 28-reps/bench