Travis Swanson impressive; Robert Thomas will work out April 1

Representatives from 23 NFL teams were present at Arkansas’ pro day on March 5. The Razorbacks had four players at the NFL Scouting Combine, and center Travis Swanson has the best chance to be selected high in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Swanson stood on all of his numbers from the combine. He had position workouts conducted by an assistant coach from the Kansas City Chiefs, and he had an impressive performance in the drills. Because of the nature of his position, Swanson is a likely late third- to early fourth-round selection in the draft.

Chris Smith, a defensive end, was also at the combine and only did the three-cone drill at Arkansas’ pro day (7.37 seconds). He was worked out by a linebackers coach from the Philadelphia Eagles, and worked out exclusively as a linebacker.

David Hurd, OT (6-foot-5 7/8, 308 pounds) — Hurd ran the 40-yard dash in 5.24 and 5.26 seconds. He had a 28 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 8-foot-6 broad jump. He did the three-cone drill in 8.16 seconds and the short shuttle in 4.84 seconds. He also did 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He has 31 5/8-inch arms. Hurd is likely a free-agent pickup by an NFL team following the draft.

Robert Thomas, a defensive tackle, was at the combine. He wasn’t able to work out while in Indianapolis or at Arkansas’ pro day because he is still recovering from an injury (he suffered a broken bone in his left leg in October). Just like at the combine, however, Thomas did do the bench press at Arkansas’ pro day, executing 37 reps. That number would have been the best among defensive linemen at the combine, where Thomas had 32 reps. Thomas will do a full workout for scouts on April 1 at 9 a.m. local time.

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