There were 25 NFL teams represented at a workout on Thursday that was specifically designed for teams to get a look at Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles, who’s been recovering from a knee injury.
Broyles, the NCAA’s career leader in receptions, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in a Nov. 5 game against Texas A&M (a 41-25 victory). Broyles had an ACL operation, and wasn’t quite 100 percent for his workout.
While Broyles kept his height from the NFL Scouting Combine (5-foot-10), he did weigh in at 188 pounds at the workout.
Broyles — who is ahead of schedule in his recovery, but had to gut out the workout in order to get a close look from teams — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.56 and 4.57 seconds, and then did a 32 1/2-inch vertical jump.
There were 30 passes thrown to Broyles by former Oklahoma quarterback Joey Halzle, and the receiver caught all 30 throws.
Between now and the draft, doctors will take Broyles in for another physical to test the health of his surgically repaired knee.
Before the injury, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock projected Broyles as a second-round pick. Depending on results of the final medical reports, Mayock said on “Path to the Draft” that a positive report could have Broyles going in the third or fourth rounds.