Published: March 9th, 2009 | Tags: University of Tulsa
Seventeen NFL teams sent representatives to the University of Tulsa’s Pro Day on Monday. It’s the largest contingent they’ve had for a pro day at Tulsa — mainly because most of these scouts are on their way to Oklahoma’s Pro Day on Tuesday, followed by Oklahoma State’s on Wednesday.
Nine Tulsa players and one prospect from East Central University ran outdoors on FieldTurf. With a 10-mph wind, they ran one 40-yard dash with the wind and one against it. Some of the notables:
» David Johnson, QB: At 6-foot-1 1/2 and 219 pounds, he ran the 40 in 4.93 seconds (with wind) and 4.99 (against), had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot, 10-inch long jump, and ran 4.44 in the short shuttle and 7.19 in the three-cone drill. Steelers defensive assistant Lou Spanos, a Tulsa alum, ran the position drill and said Johnson worked out pretty well.
» Roy Roberts, S: At 5-9 3/8 and 200 pounds, he ran the 40 in 4.73 and 4.83, ran 4.43 in the short shuttle and 7.41 in the three-cone drill, and had 19 reps in the bench press.
» Dominique Brooks, DB (East Central Oklahoma): At 6-1 1/2 and 204 pounds, he ran the 40 in 4.50 and 4.51, ran 4.40 in the short shuttle and 7.22 in the three-cone drill, and had six reps in the bench press.
» Tulsa WR Brennan Marion, who suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in the Conference USA Championship Game, couldn’t work out.
— Gil Brandt