Patriots work out three Jayhawks following Kansas’ pro day

Representatives from 17 NFL teams gathered at Kansas’ pro day on March 15, where 15 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

Tanner Hawkinson, OT (6-foot-5 3/8, 298 pounds) — Hawkinson kept his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, with the exception of the bench press. He did 13 lifts of 225 pounds at Kansas’ pro day. He also did position drills.

Bradley McDougald, FS (6-0 1/4, 211) — McDougald — who was at the combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.51 seconds with the wind and 4.52 seconds against the wind. He did the short shuttle in 4.33 seconds. McDougald stood on his combine numbers in the broad jump, three-cone drill and bench press. McDougald had a good positional workout.

Toben “Tobenuchukwu” Opurum, DE (6-1 3/8, 249) — Opurum ran the 40 in 4.59 seconds with the wind and 4.69 seconds against the wind. He had a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.40 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.28 seconds. He also had 24 lifts on the bench. Opurum worked out at both outside linebacker and fullback at Kansas’ pro day, and is a possible rookie free-agent pickup following the 2013 NFL Draft.

Dayne Crist, QB (6-4 3/8, 239) — Crist ran the 40 in 4.94 seconds with the wind and 5.00 seconds against the wind. He had a 29-inch vertical jump and an 8-foot-11 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.46 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.48 seconds. He also had 15 strength lifts on the bench press. They said Crist — who transferred to Kansas after three seasons at Notre Dame — looked pretty good in the workout. Kansas head coach Charlie Weis — who coached Crist in South Bend, Ind. — thinks very highly of the quarterback.

Three days after the pro day, the New England Patriots came into Lawrence and worked out Crist, McDougal and Opurum.

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