Purdue, Northwestern, Michigan hold pro days

Kory Sheets works out during the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com)

Kory Sheets works out during the 2009 NFL Scouting Combine. (Ben Liebenberg / NFL.com)

Purdue, Northwestern and Michigan recently held their pro days. Here are the results:


Twenty-three NFL teams were represented, watching 15 players work out on FieldTurf. Seahawks defensive line coach Dan Quinn was among those in attendance.

Here are the notable players:

DT Alex Magee (6-foot-2 3/8, 286 pounds) ran a 4.82 and 4.85 in the 40, had a 9-foot, 5-inch broad jump, a 4.42 short shuttle, a 7.15 three-cone drill and kept his bench press from the combine.

WR Greg Orton (6-2 3/4, 210 pounds) ran a 4.63 and 4.61 in the 40, but kept everything else from the combine.

QB Curtis Painter (6-2 7/8, 223 pounds) did position drills, and though he will take some time to develop, he flashed a very good arm.

RB Kory Sheets (5-11 3/8, 207 pounds) kept everything from the combine, but he ran a 4.33 short shuttle.

LB Anthony Heygood (6-0 3/4, 225 pounds) ran a 4.67 and 4.71 in the 40, had a 33 1/2-inch vertical, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, a 4.30 short shuttle, a 7.10 three-cone drill and put up 18 bench press reps at 225 pounds.


Fifteen NFL teams had scouts on hand to watch eight Northwestern players work out indoors on AstroTurf.

Buccaneers LBs coach Joe Barry and Eagles LBs coach Bill Shuey came not to see a Northwestern player, but to conduct a workout with Western Illinois’ Jason Williams. Williams worked out on a wooden gym basketball floor at Western Illinois’ pro day, but that surface was not ideal for running drills. So Barry and Shuey came to see him conduct another workout, and Williams did not disappoint, running a 4.44 and a 4.49 in the 40.

Here are other notables:

WR Eric Peterman (6-0 1/8, 201 pounds) ran a 4.48 and 4.50 in the 40, had a 31-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 10-inch broad jump, a 4.10 short shuttle, a 6.45 three-cone drill and 11 bench press reps. He is a special teams ace and could be a good third receiver in the NFL.

RB Tyrell Sutton (5-7 3/4, 213 pounds) ran a 4.64 and 4.67 in the 40, had a 30-inch vertical jump, a 4.19 short shuttle, a 6.90 three-cone drill and 12 bench press lifts. He also did position drills.

DT John Gill (6-3 1/8, 302 pounds) ran a 4.90 and 4.95 in the 40, had a 31-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 1-inch broad jump, a 4.40 short shuttle, a 7.09 three-cone drill and 29 bench press lifts.


The players at Michigan’s pro day ran indoors on FieldTurf. Here are the notables:

DT Terrance Taylor (6-0 1/8, 311 pounds) ran a 5.15 and 5.08 in the 40 and had a 9-foot, 1-inch broad jump.

DT Will Johnson (6-4 1/4, 281 pounds) ran a 5.07 and 5.10 in the 40, had a 27 1/2-inch vertical, a 9-foot, 4-inch broad jump, a 4.61 short shuttle, a 7.51 three-cone drill and put up an astounding 47 bench press reps.

DE Tim Jamison (6-2 5/8, 260 pounds) ran a 4.99 and 4.95 in the 40, had a 4.60 short shuttle and a 7.40 three-cone drill.

TE Carson Butler (6-4 3/8, 255 pounds) ran a 4.60 and a 4.58 in the 40, had a 34-inch vertical, a 10-foot, 1-inch broad jump, a 4.16 short shuttle, a 6.92 three-cone drill and 21 reps on the bench press.

Gil Brandt

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