Live From Louisville Pro-Day

Scouts made their way to Louisville this morning to watch the Cardinals workout. Amobi Okoye was the headliner as the highly rated defensive tackle hoped to get a full workout in after injuring his hamstring at the combine. UPDATED @ 10PM

UPDATE 10 PM

A few more final numbers for cornerback William Gay.  His times in the forty were 4.48 and 4.50 while his three cone was 6.89.  Gay's final marks for the vertical jump was 38.5-inches with a broad jump of 9-feet 11-inches.

We expect to have an update on which teams Gay and Nate Harris will be visiting by tomorrow.


UPDATE 3:15 EST

Okoye weighed in at 301-pounds, almost 15-pounds heavier than his weight at the Senior Bowl.  His short shuttle time was impressive in the 4.3's.  Okoye did not lift or participate in the vertical jump. 

As we reported last week the Washington Redskins brain trust which included Daniel Snyder, Vinny Cerrato, Joe Gibbs and Greg Williams put Okoye through a hard workout on Saturday. 

The buzz from other teams has the Skins considering using the sixth pick of the draft on Okoye.  The Houston Texans, who own the draft's 8th selection, are also high on him.

Another winner today was linebacker Nate Harris

Weighing 232-pounds, Harris ran times of 4.46 and 4.51 seconds.  His short shuttle was timed in the 4.2-second area.  Harris also had a vertical jump of 36-inches. 

Visits are presently being set up for Harris but one team that showed a lot of interest  today was the Chicago Bears.

1:30 PM


Okoye did not run the forty with the other Cardinals, preferring to initially take part in the defensive line drills.  Sources have said he looked solid in all aspects.  

Okoye did end the workout by running the forty, turning in times in the mid-4.8 second range.  This was purposely done to "protect" his hamstring as he wanted to get the defensive line work in first.

Cornerback William Gay looked good running in the 4.48/4.50 second range and touching 38-inches in the vertical jump.  Speed was a concern for Gay and his forty times from today could ensure him a place in the late rounds.

Kolby Smith ran in the 4.5-second range and looked good in position drills.  The ball carrier has visits set up with the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs.  The New England Patriots sent their running backs coach to watch Smith today.

This was one of many trips the Pats running backs coach has taken the past three weeks.  The Pats could be looking for insurance in case starter Laurence Maroney is not healthy this summer.

The conversation out of UL pro-day amongst scouts is the extensive surgery Maroney had performed on a shoulder injury.  The team is looking for a contingency plan.

More information as it comes in.


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