Nebraska held its pro day last Thursday, and 13 players worked out indoors on field turf with 15 teams in attendance. Nebraska historically has been a very, very good ground for players to come into NFL because the staff does a good job of coaching them, and the players usually have a really good work ethic.
Jared Crick, DT (6-foot-4 1/2, 276 pounds) — Ran a 4.09-second short shuttle and did 26 strength lifts. Crick didn’t lift at the combine because of a torn pectoral muscle, but 26 lifts is a pretty good number coming off that kind of injury. Crick’s a very competitive but somewhat undersized guy who gets by with quickness. This is a hard guy to say where he’s going to be picked because for two years he put up great numbers and then saw his production slip in a final injury-shortened season.
Lavonte David, LB (6-0 3/4, 227) — Stood on everything from the combine. He’s a player who has got first-round ability. It’s just going to be if people think he can hold up. He’ll probably be a second rounder because of size, but he’ll contribute.
Alfonzo Dennard, CB (5-10 1/4, 202) — Stood on everything from the combine, as well. Some people think he’s a first-round pick. Best way to describe him is he’s a steady guy who runs well but doesn’t have really any exceptional characteristics at his position. He’s a guy who’s probably going to be drafted between No. 25-45.
Marcel Jones, OT (6-foot-6 1/4, 324) — Ran two 5.54-second 40-yard dashes, a 4.93-second short shuttle 7.68-second three-cone drill and had a 8-foot broad jump in addition to his work in position drills. He’s a guy who is probably going to be a priority free agent or a low-round draft choice.