Representatives from 25 NFL teams, including Lions coach Jim Schwartz and Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, headed to the Pacific Northwest to take in Oregon’s pro day on Thursday. The Ducks had plenty of prospects looking to stand out after a 2011 campaign that saw them win the Rose Bowl.
LaMichael James, RB (5-foot-8 1/4, 192 pounds) — The diminutive James posted 4.42 and 4.41 marks in the 40-yard dash, a 34-inch vertical jump and 16 strengths reps. He was extremely quick in position drills and caught the ball well, establishing himself as a second- or third-round pick.
Cliff Harris, CB (5-11 3/8, 172) — Harris had 4.66 and 4.65 40-yard dash times, a 34-inch vertical jump, 9-10 broad jump, 4.30 short shuttle, 7.11 three-cone drill and 17 strength lifts. He was average in his position workout and could go undrafted.
Darron Thomas, QB (6-2 3/4, 220) — The early-entrant signal caller ran a 4.80 40-yard dash and had a 35 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-6 broad jump.
Mark Asper, OL (6-6 1/2, 321) — Asper posted two 5.35 runs in the 40-yard dash, a 21-inch vertical jump, 8-6 broad jump, 4.98 short shuttle, 7.86 three-cone drill and 25 strength lifts. He did not work out in position drills.
David Paulson, TE (6-3 1/2, 243) — Paulson was good in his position workout, but he didn’t elevate his draft position. He had 4.70 and 4.69 40-yard dashes, a 33-inch vertical jump, 9-5 broad jump, 4.32 short shuttle and 6.98 three-cone drill.
Josh Kaddu, LB (6-3 1/8, 243) — Kaddu pulled his hamstring during the 40-yard dash and did not work out, but he did post a 10-3 broad jump.
Lavasier Tuinei, WR (6-4, 220) — The son of former NFL DE Van Tuinei, the wide receiver might have earned himself a spot in the draft with this workout. He posted 4.54 and 4.52 40-yard dashes, a 32-inch vertical jump, 10-6 broad jump, 4.14 short shuttle, 6.70 three-cone drill and five bench presses.