Representatives from 16 NFL teams — including the linebackers coaches from the Baltimore Ravens, New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles — gathered at Iowa State’s pro day on March 26, where 15 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
A.J. Klein, ILB (6-foot-1 1/2, 246 pounds) — Klein had a 33-inch vertical jump, 4.35-second short shuttle and 7.09-second three-cone drill. He stood on his official 40-yard dash time of 4.66 seconds recorded at the NFL Scouting Combine. Klein was favoring his right knee during the pro day workout, but had a good performance anyway. Klein — who is from Kimberly, Wis. — is one of the few athletes to leave the state of Wisconsin and really work out well elsewhere.
Jake Knott, OLB (6-1 3/4, 241) — Knott — who was at the combine — ran the 40 in 4.75 seconds (a right hamstring ailment prevented him from running a second 40). Knott had a 34-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-5 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.30 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.16 seconds. He performed 20 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Knott also had a good positional workout.
Carter Bykowski, OT (6-6 7/8, 306) — Bykowski ran the 40 in 5.31 and 5.46 seconds. He had a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.72 seconds and did the three-cone drill in 7.85 seconds. He performed 25 strength lifts. Bykowski, who has 33 3/4-inch arms, opened his college career as a tight end and is capable of playing left tackle. Because of his size, Bykowski might be selected as high as the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Josh Lenz, WR (5-11 1/4, 201) — Lenz ran the 40 in 4.37 and 4.36 seconds. He had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.59 seconds. He is one of the few guys who ran the 60-yard shuttle in under 11 seconds (doing so in 10.88 seconds). He also had 21 strength lifts. Lenz had limited production at Iowa State, but his workout numbers make him an intriguing prospect.
Kelechi Osemele, who started every game — including four postseason games — last season for the Super Bowl XLVII champion Baltimore Ravens, was a second-round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Iowa State.
Much to the delight of the scouts present in Ames, Iowa, they were provided with a great breakfast and lunch.