Approximately seven NFL teams were in Ames to take in the proceedings and they saw some good performances. Like the Senior Bowl and combine, the spotlight was on Seneca Wallace, who threw well Tuesday. Overall his accuracy was on the mark, as scouts had him throw mainly outs and crossing patterns. When it came time to test his arm strength Wallace tossed the ball 55 yards in a stationary position.
Jeremy Loyd improved his combine numbers, running a pair of 40s 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 in the 40 and produced only a 25.5-inch vertical.
Onto Matt Word, a highly ranked but seemingly forgotten defender. Measuring in as a cut 5-11, 232, 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 move to strong safety. Regardless, we feel he'll be a knockout player on special teams.
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