One factor that cannot always be ascertained by a prospect’s workout times or position drills is his frame. Certain players just have a build that has yet to mature. A guy who has yet to reach his physical peak can be enticing, because it means he has room to develop more body mass and strength.
Murray State DL Austen Lane is one such player. At the Racers’ pro day, he was 6-foot-6 1/8, 274 pounds, but his frame indicates he could very easily go up to 295 pounds and remain effective. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.89 and 4.98 seconds, had a 4.44-second short shuttle and did 20 bench-press repetitions at 225 pounds. He stood on his vertical jump and broad jump from last month’s NFL Scouting Combine.
In total, six players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf for 10 team representatives.
The other notable player was S Taylor Lanigan (6-1, 209). He ran 4.53 and 4.59 seconds in the 40, and he had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 10-8 broad jump, a 4.10 short shuttle, a 6.89 three-cone drill and 12 bench-press reps.
– Gil Brandt