Lions, Rams check out Suh at Nebraska’s pro day

While Ndamukong Suh may have decided to stand on all of his drill numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, the prospect of seeing him participate in positional drills was enough to attract Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, Rams general manager Billy Devaney and Lions general manager Martin Mayhew to see him at Nebraska’s pro day.

The Rams and Lions have the top two picks in the 2010 NFL Draft, and most draft analysts expect one of those two teams to choose Suh. NFL.com’s Pat Kirwan has him going to the Lions, while Bucky Brooks has him landing in St. Louis.

As expected, Suh looked very good in the position drills and weighed in three pounds lighter (304) than he did at the combine.

The event was held indoors on FieldTurf at the school, and besides the Rams and Lions, 18 other teams also had representatives in attendance to see a total of eight players work out.

SS Larry Asante (6-foot 3/8, 212 pounds) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.66 and 4.68 seconds, and kept the rest of his numbers from the combine.

LB Phillip Dillard (6-foot 1/4, 242) had a 9-foot, 4-inch broad jump, a 4.53-second short shuttle and did 18 bench press repetitions at 225 pounds. He kept the rest of his numbers from the combine.

DE Barry Turner (6-3 3/4, 254) ran the 40 in 4.83 and 4.85 seconds, had a 27 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump.

S Matt O’Hanlon (5-10 5/8, 207) ran the 40 in 4.64 and 4.65 seconds, had a 37-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot broad jump, a 4.24-second short shuttle, a 6.97-second three-cone drill and did 17 bench press reps.

Gil Brandt

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