Britton a popular prospect at Arizona’s pro day

Eben Britton works out during the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. (Darron Cummings / Associate Press)

Eben Britton works out during the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. (Darron Cummings / Associated Press)


Wildcats OT Eben Britton is expected to be a first-round pick in the upcoming draft and eight offensive line coaches showed up to watch him work out. In fact, 50 scouts overall came to Tuscon — the largest turnout ever at the school. Britton (6-6 1/2, 310 pounds) had a 28 1/2-inch vertical and did position drills. Sixteen players ran drills indoors on AstroTurf.

Here are the other notable players who worked out:

WR Mike Thomas (5-8 5/8, 193 pounds) had a 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump and 16 bench press reps. He kept everything else from the combine.

QB Willie Tuitama (6-2 3/8, 234) ran a 5.01 twice in the 40, had a 26-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 4-inch broad jump, a 4.63 short shuttle, a 7.25 three-cone drill and threw the ball very well in position drills.

S Nate Ness (6-0, 193 pounds) really made name for himself. Largely unknown prior to his pro day, he posted some eye-popping numbers. He ran a 4.46 and 4.49 in the 40, had a 36-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 4.16 short shuttle, a 6.63 three-cone drill and had 17 lifts in the bench press.

Oregon State

Here are the notable prospects from Corvallis:

CB Brandon Hughes (5-10 5/8, 181 pounds) had a 37-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 8-inch broad jump and kept everything else from the combine.

CB Keenan Lewis (6-0 3/4, 191 pounds) came in 17 pounds less than what he weighed at the combine. He told people that he weighed so much more at the combine because he was given creatine at his workouts to his increase his weight. His playing weight is about 194. He ran a 4.49 and 4.51 in the 40, had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, a 4.42 short shuttle, a 6.89 three-cone drill and has 20 bench press reps.

G Andy Levitre (6-2 3/8, 307 pounds) had a 7.67 three-cone drill and kept everything else from the combine. He did position drills.

WR Sammie Stroughter (5-9 1/2, 185 pounds) ran a 4.45 twice in the 40 and had a 30-inch vertical. He kept everything else from the combine.

DE Victor Butler (6-2 1/8, 239 pounds) ran a 4.72 twice in the 40, had a 33-inch vertical, a 9-foot, 11-inch broad jump and looked good in the drills

DE/LB Slade Norris (6-2, 232 pounds) ran a 4.65 in the 40 and pulled a hamstring and was done for the day.

Gil Brandt

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