Pro day roundup: Houston, Rice

With the pro day for Texas being conducted on Tuesday, and the much-anticipated Baylor pro day behind held on Wednesday, the state of Texas is currently the epicenter for NFL teams scouting potential future pro players.

Houston’s pro day was held indoors on an AstroTrack surface, which is fast. A total of 30 teams were present to see 12 players go through a workout.

Patrick Edwards, WR (5-foot-9 3/8 and 167 pounds) — Ran 4.62 and 4.58 seconds in the 40-yard dash, had a 4.15-second short shuttle and 7.03-second three-cone drills. He leaped 33 1/2 inches in the vertical, had a 9-foot-10 broad jump and did six lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Edwards caught the ball very well despite still being hurt from an injury suffered in the East-West Shrine Game.

Case Keenum, QB (6-1 1/8, 207) — Ran a 4.30 40 and had a time of 6.88 seconds in the three cone. Keenum did 18 lifts on the bench and looked good throwing the ball. Keenum is one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football history, setting the record for overall passing yardage in a career. Former NFL QB and coach Jerry Rhome scripted Keenum’s workout.

Tyron Carrier, WR (5-6 1/2, 159) — Carrier was not at the NFL Scouting Combine, but was present at Houston’s pro day (yet unable to workout due to an ACL operation). Carrier is a very good kickoff return man, finishing with seven kickoff returns for touchdowns — including four in 2009 — in his career with the Cougars.

Rice’s pro day was conducted outdoors on FieldTurf, with 28 teams in attendance, including Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.

Kyle Martens, P (6-4 3/4, 226) — The St. Louis Rams special teams coach John Fassel was on hand to conduct the workout, which Martens executed well.

Scott Solomon, DE (6-2 7/8, 264) — Solomon — who was a four-year starter for the Owls — did position drills. Solomon is projected as a third-day draft selection.

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