German OL Vollmer impressive at Houston Pro Day

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

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