Linebacker Jashon Sykes had a good chance of receiving a medical hardship year from the NCAA after he herniated a disc in his neck which required a surgical procedure that included the fusion of two vertebrae to fix but opted to enter the NFL draft instead.
Sykes, who has already graduated from Colorado, looked to prove he is in fine medical health and worked out well for scouts Thursday. His vertical jump was 39 inches and he turned in a broad jump of 10 feet 2 inches. Sykes then posted a pair of 40's in the mid-4.4-second range.
Courtlen Johnson had a terrific athletic workout posting a vertical jump of 41 1/2 inches long jump of 10-4 and 40 times in the 4.4-second range.
Safety Michael Lewis had a strong showing Thursday as his times in the 40 ranged in the 4.4 second range.
Tight end Dan Graham ran in the 4.5-second range; one scout we spoke with clocked Graham at 4.48.
Andre Gurode also worked out well in front of the eyes of scouts and coaches, who included Butch Davis of the Browns.