NFL teams have taken notice of LSU’s consistent talent pipeline, as representatives from all 32 franchises showed up to the school’s pro day Thursday. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier, Jets coach Rex Ryan and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin were all on hand to watch CB Morris Claiborne (5-foot-11 1/4, 190 pounds) make his case for being a top-five selection in the 2012 NFL Draft.The Tigers’ top prospect reeled off 4.43 and 4.46 40-yard dashes, improving on his combine marks. He also had a 35-inch vertical jump and a 9-9 broad jump.
Claiborne will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist, but he didn’t show any ill effects of the injury on Thursday. He caught the ball well in position drills and displayed quick feet.
Here are some of the other notable performers from LSU’s pro day:
Michael Brockers, DT (6-5 316) — Brockers measured in six pounds lighet than combine. He had 5.26 and 5.18 40-yard dashes, a 30-inch vertical jump, 8-2 broad jump, 4.78 short shuttle, 7.48 cone, and 21 strenght lifts. He moves really well for a defensive tackle and displayed his agility in the position drills.
Rueben Randle, WR (6-3 1/8, 212) — Randall ran 4.43 and 4.45 40-yard dashes and a a 4.56 short shuttle, and posted a 31-inch vertical jump and a 10-1 broad. He caught about five passes before pulling his right hamstring on a dig route, but he looked very good in limited time.
Deangelo Peterson, TE (6-3 1/8, 242) — Peterson only ran a 4.58 short shuttle, deciding to keep all his other combine numbers. He caught the ball well and looked fluid in the positional workouts.
Jordan Jefferson, QB (6-4 3/8, 222) — Jefferson struggled in his workout but posted a 36-inch vertical leap and a 9-7 broad jump.
Ron Brooks, CB (5-10 1/2, 190) — Brooks ran a 4.56 short shuttle and 7.23 three-cone drill and recorded a 38-inch vertical leap and 10-2 broad, 4.56 short. He looked good in the position drills.
Ryan Baker, LB (5-11 5/8, 228) — Baker recorded 4.72 and 4.73 40-yard dashes, a 9-6 broad jump and 7.24 three-cone drill. He did not do position drills because there weren’t any LB coaches present to work him out.
Kendrick Adams, DE (6-4 3/4 ,244) — Adams ran 4.67 and 4.73 40-yard dashes. had a 27-inch vertical leap and a 9-1 broad jump. He also posted a 4.57 short shuttle. a 7.29 three-cone drill and 21 strength lifts.