Offensive tackle Jake Matthews was the only top prospect to work out at Texas A&M’s pro day on Wednesday. Two other projected first-round picks — quarterback Johnny Manziel and wide receiver Mike Evans — did not participate in the workout (Manziel has a personal pro day scheduled for March 27, and Evans is expected to be present for that workout).
Matthews was worked out by St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau at the pro day that was attended by 23 NFL teams, including the general managers from the Buffalo Bills (Doug Whaley) and Pittsburgh Steelers (Kevin Colbert).
Matthews stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine, but continued on a theme set at the combine by looking sensational in his workouts.
Another player of note at the pro day was linebacker Nate Askew (6-foot-3 3/8, 242 pounds). Askew ran the 40-yard dash in 4.45 and 4.44 seconds. The 2013 season was his first at linebacker after previously playing wide receiver. He remains a project as a linebacker. He has the athletic ability to play the position, but the fact that he only played one season at linebacker works against his draft status.
Texas A&M’s pro day was held indoors on FieldTurf.