Published: March 9th, 2009 | Tags: University of Colorado
Over the past 10 years, the University of Colorado football program has had 28 players drafted, earning the school a spot among the top 25 college producers of NFL talent. Which makes it all the more jarring to note that the Buffaloes might not have a single player taken in this year’s NFL Draft. They did not have any players invited to last month’s combine.
And yet, 13 NFL teams sent representatives to watch 10 players work out at Colorado’s pro day Monday morning. Players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
Perhaps the most impressive of the group was DB Ryan Walters, whose father played QB for Colorado in the late ’80s. Walters checked in at 5-foot-11, 206 pounds. He ran the 40 in 4.62 and 4.65, had a 35-inch vertical jump, 9-foot, 5-inch long jump, ran 4.33 in the short shuttle, 7.01 in the three-cone drill and did 27 reps in the bench press.
Others of note:
» George Hypolite, DL: At 6-0 7/8, 299, he ran the 40 in 5.05 and 5.04, had a 32-inch vertical jump, 8-foot, 10-inch long jump, ran 4.72 in the short shuttle, 7.66 in the three-cone drill and did 32 reps in the bench press.
» Maurice Lucas, DE: At 6-3 ¾, 262, he ran the 40 in 4.88 and 4.92, had a 28-inch vertical jump, 9-foot, 8-inch long jump, ran 4.77 in the short shuttle, 7.48 in the three-cone drill and did 20 reps in the bench press.
» Pat Williams, WR: At 6-1 ½, 204, he ran the 40 in 4.55 and 4.52, had a 38-inch vertical jump, 11-foot long jump, ran 4.19 in the short shuttle, and 6.93 in the three-cone drill.
– Gil Brandt