Iowa State pro day: DB Johnson salvages stock

Iowa State held its pro day on Tuesday. Prospects ran indoors on FieldTurf in front of representatives from 21 teams, including three offensive line coaches. Packers GM Ted Thompson and player personnel executives from the Steelers and Vikings were also in attendance.

Leonard Johnson, DB (5-foot-9 7/8, 194 pounds) — Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.54 and 4.55 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical, did the three-cone in 7.01 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.17 seconds. Poor running at the NFL Scouting Combine likely knocked Johnson from consideration as a draft pick, but he ran much better this week, saving his stock and probably landing him back in the draft. He had a good workout. Johnson has the potential to do well as a third corner. He did a very good job against Oklahoma State last season, shutting down top WR prospect Justin Blackmon.

Kelechi Osemele, OL (6-5 3/8, 327) — Osemele did not run. He had a 27-inch vertical and 8-10 broad jump, and threw the bar up 36 times. He has 34-7/8-inch arms. I don’t think he can be a left tackle. His best position will probably be at right tackle. He is a strong, tough guy. His feet are adequate, not great; he performed well in the position workouts.

Jake Lattimer, DE (6-1 7/8, 247) — Lattimer could be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.67 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical and a 9-9 broad jump. He completed the short shuttle in 4.36 seconds and the three-cone in 7.30 seconds. He threw the bar up 27 times. He also worked out as a linebacker, and he drops well. He does not catch the ball, though; he doesn’t have very good hands. He will probably be a sixth- or seventh-round pick.

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