Results have been slow coming in and well guarded from Eugene but we are getting a few results from yesterday's Pro-Day at Oregon and the long anticipated workout of Onterio Smith.
Overall Smith had a "real good" performance our source told us.
Weighing over 216-pounds, Smith ran a pair of forties in the 4.45 range
and looked terrific on all the drills. He caught the ball well and
displayed the top running skills. Smith's weight has fluctuated between
220 and 216-pounds the past month and scouts were surprised to see he was able
to keep his quickness and speed with the added bulk. The source also told
us several teams mentioned they are considering using their pick in round one
for Smith's services, though that may have been tongue in cheek it was noted.
Note: There are reports filtering around that Smith was times by some in
the 4.52-4.54 area. Scouts were also going to add .08 seconds because of
the track. Once we get final word we will post.
George Wrighster did not run the forty but took part in other drills.
Weighing 255-pounds, the flashy tight end looked seamless catching the ball and
word has it Wrighster has dropped only three passes of the almost 60 that have
been thrown to him over three separate workouts. Asked about his blocking
skills, the concern is not only strength but the system. Wrighster was
able to employ positioning type blocking and must now get accustomed to the
straight ahead power blocking used at the next level.
Keenan Howry improved his time from the combine running in the low 4.5's and
has reportedly run in the mid 4.45's recently during private workouts.
He also caught the ball well.
Lastly, one Oregon defender getting some play is David Moretti who has
clocked in the 4.65 area. The concern with the middle linebacker is a lack
of flexibility and sideline-to-sideline range.
Three franchises most prevalent at the workout were Chicago, Pittsburgh and