Published: March 8th, 2013 | Tags: 2013 pro days, Christine Michael, Damontre Moore, Dennis Allen, Jerrod Johnson, Jonathan Stewart, Luke Joeckel, New York Jets, Rex Ryan, Ryan Swope, Sean Porter, Texas A&M, Uzoma Nwachukwu
Representatives from 28 NFL teams gathered at Texas A&M’s pro day Friday, where 16 players worked out. Two head coaches — Rex Ryan of the New York Jets and Dennis Allen of the Oakland Raiders — were present, as well five defensive line coaches and two linebacker coaches.
Luke Joeckel, OT (6-foot-6 1/4, 307 pounds) — Joeckel — who I have going No. 1 overall to the Kansas City Chiefs in my latest mock draft — stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Tony Sparano, who is now the offensive line coach of the Oakland Raiders, worked out Joeckel, who went through drills for around an hour.
Christine Michael, RB (5-10, 221) — Michael stood on his combine numbers and worked out for Pittsburgh Steelers running backs coach Kirby Wilson. Michael discussed the situation that transpired during the combine when he overslept and missed two meetings with NFL teams, explaining how he was sick while in Indianapolis and took night-time cold medicine to help with sleeping, causing him to oversleep.
Damontre Moore, DE (6-4 3/8, 260) — Moore had a solid work out, performing as both a linebacker and defensive end at the pro day. He ran the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds and had 19 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press, but was unable to continue due to a sore right leg.
Sean Porter, LB (6-1 3/8, 230) — Porter ran the 40-yard dash in 4.65 and 4.63 seconds. He had a 4.40-second short shuttle time and a 7.29-second three-cone drill. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.
Jonathan Stewart, LB (6-3 7/8, 240) — Stewart ran the 40 in 4.57 and 4.55 seconds, and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine (the 40 time was an improvement from the official time of 4.68 he ran in Indy). Stewart’s positional workout was impressive.
Ryan Swope, WR (6 1/4, 203) — Swope — who grabbed a lot of attention for running a 4.34-second 40 in Indy — stood on his numbers from the combine. Former Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson — the Aggies’ starter before Ryan Tannehill emerged as starter — threw passes to Swope, who looked good in the workout.
Uzoma Nwachukwu, WR (6-0, 194) — Nwachukwu was not invited to the combine. He ran the 40 in 4.47 and 4.45 seconds. He had a 39 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-10 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.28 seconds and had a 6.78-second three-cone drill. He looked very good catching the ball from Johnson.