Collie flashes skills at BYU Pro Day

Austin Collie works out during the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg /

Austin Collie works out during the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg /

Austin Collie, 24 years old because he went on a Mormon mission while in college, made his mark in positional drills at his workout. He apparently wowed the scouts with his catching ability. The 6-foot-1 1/8, 196-pound wideout ran a 4.53 and a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash and did the short shuttle in 4.07 seconds. He stood on everything else he did at the combine.

Bengals running backs coach Jim Anderson was there to work out in conjunction with RB Fui Vakapuna. He worked out, as all the players did, indoors on FieldTurf and could be more of a fullback in the NFL. He measured in at 5-11 ¼, 244 pounds and ran a 4.83 and a 4.84 in the 40. He had a 34-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, 29 bench press reps, a 4.40 short shuttle and a 7.37 three-cone drill.

Other notable players:

OL Dallas Reynolds (6-4 3/8, 309) ran a 5.34 and 5.28 in the 40, had a 30-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 5.03 short shuttle, a 7.59 three-cone drill and put up 20 bench presses.

OL Travis Bright (6-4 1/4, 317) did not run the 40 or do jumps. He had a 4.56 short shuttle, a 7.87 three-cone drill and 35 bench press reps.

OL Rey Feinga (6-4 1/4, 329) pulled his left hamstring and only lifted. He had 29 bench press reps.

Gil Brandt

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