BYU’s Dennis Pitta (6-foot-4 1/2, 245 pounds) is quietly having a very nice pre-draft workout season.
The athletic tight end showed well at the Cougars’ pro day, just two weeks after an outstanding NFL Scouting Combine effort.
He was a top performer at his position in the bench press, the vertical jump, the broad jump, the three-cone drill, the short shuttle and the long shuttle.
Those combine numbers were good enough that he chose not to do any workout drills at his pro day, but scouts report that he did look very good in the positon drills.
Pitta has solid hands, but his blocking is still somewhat of a question mark.
In total, nine players from BYU and three other small-school players worked out for representatives from 15 teams. The Seahawks, Browns, Bengals, Ravens and Rams all had scouts in attendance.
Here is a look at the four other noteworthy prospects:
QB Max Hall (6-0 3/8, 204) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.77 seconds, and stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.
FB Manase Tonga (5-11, 245) ran 4.72 and 4.76 in the 40, had a 4.68-second short shuttle, a 7.50-second three-cone drill and stood on his combine numbers for vertical and broad jump. He also did positional workouts.
DE Jan Jorgensen (6-2, 256) ran a 4.93 and 4.95 in the 40, had a 34-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 4.34 short shuttle, a 7.35 three-cone drill and did 29 bench press repititions at 225 pounds. He did not do positional drills.
TE Andrew George (6-4 1/4, 247) ran a 4.79 and 4.82 in the 40, had a 35-inch vertical jump, a 9-5 broad jump, a 4.26 short shuttle, a 7.21 three-cone drill and did not do the bench press.
– Gil Brandt