The University of Houston held its pro day Friday indoors on AstroTurf in front of representatives from 17 NFL teams. Twelve players took part in the workout, which included a huge breakfast for scouts at 7:30 a.m. with burritos and fruit in what was an overall great day and a great workout.
One name to keep in mind is OL Sebastian Vollmer (6-7 1/2, 312 pounds), who came to the Cougars from Dusseldorf, Germany. He was a European high school all-star who took a redshirt year in 2004 and missed the entire 2006 season because of a back injury. With his athletic ability and long arms, Vollmer is a guy who is worth targeting in the sixth or seventh round of the draft. He’s a player who could be a starter and a solid player for years to come or a guy who could play for two years and never be heard from again.
Vollmer turned in times of 5.13 and 5.16 seconds in the 40-yard dash and also had a 36 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump. He had a 4.50 short shuttle and a 7.51 three-cone drill, and he did 32 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press.
Here are other notables from Houston’s pro day:
DE/ILB Phillip Hunt (6-0 7/8, 244 pounds) had times of 4.75 and 4.76 in the 40, an impressive 41 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 8-inch broad jump. He had a 4.22 short shuttle and a 6.91 three-cone drill, and he did 14 reps on the bench. He took part in drills to show he could pass rush and drop into coverage.
OL SirVincent Rogers (6-3 5/8, 306 pounds) ran the 40 in 5.34 and 5.35 seconds and had a 29-inch vertical and an 8-foot, 7-inch broad jump. He had a 4.75 short shuttle and a 7.39 three-cone drill.
On March 25, Nevada held its pro day at its home stadium on FieldTurf in front of representatives from 18 NFL teams. Ten players worked out during a pleasant day in Reno, Nev., with temperatures around 50 degrees and no wind.
OLB Josh Mauga (6-1 5/8, 246 pounds) was really impressive. He looked good in position drills and had times of 4.61 and 4.64 seconds in the 40. He had a 32 1/2-inch vertical and an 8-foot, 10-inch broad jump. He also had a 4.27 short shuttle and a 7.30 three-cone drill, and his arms measured 33 1/2 inches. He took part in the pro day and the next day had surgery for a bulging disc that will keep him sidelined from workouts until June 1.
WR Marko Mitchell (6-4, 213 pounds) stood on most of his numbers from the combine, but he turned in a 32 1/2-inch vertical and a 10-foot, 3-inch broad jump. His arms measured 34 3/4 inches.
– Gil Brandt