CSU-Pueblo’s Ryan Jensen thrust into draft spotlight

Representatives from 21 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Colorado on March 13, where seven players went through a workout held indoors on FieldTurf.

The most notable workout was churned out by a player from Colorado State-Pueblo.

Ryan Jensen, OT (6-foot-3 1/2, 317 pounds) — Jensen — who was not at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 5.28, 5.23 and 5.34 seconds. He had a 25 1/2-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-2 broad jump. He had a 4.56-second short shuttle and a 7.69-second three-cone drill. Jensen also performed 30 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press.

Offensive line coaches from the Baltimore Ravens and Miami Dolphins were present for Jensen’s workout. Jensen has had three teams visit for a workout, the Arizona Cardinals, Cincinnati Bengals and Minnesota Vikings. He has five trips scheduled to visit with the San Diego Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks and Baltimore Ravens; and he also had a workout scheduled with the New England Patriots for March 26.

Jensen could be drafted as high as the third or fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. The last player drafted out of Colorado State-Pueblo — then known as Southern Colorado — was running back Herman Heard, who was selected in the third round of the 1984 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

Joe Caprioglio, an offensive lineman, was a notable participant from Colorado State. Caprioglio (6-foot-5 1/2, 317 pounds) had a 28-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-2 broad jump. He ran a 4.75-second short shuttle and a 7.78-second three-cone drill. Caprioglio also had 27 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Caprioglio could be a seventh-round draft pick or a rookie free-agent pickup.

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