Representatives from 17 NFL teams — including two assistant coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals and one from the New York Jets — were on hand Tuesday at Tulsa’s pro day.
The workout was held outdoors on FieldTurf with a wind gust that was approximately 10 mph, and the 40-yard dashes were run one time with the wind and another time against the wind.
There were eight Tulsa players working out, plus six others from smaller schools in the area.
Ja’Terian Douglas, RB (5-foot-9 1/2, 203 pounds) — Douglas ran the 40 in 4.68 seconds with the wind and 4.78 against the wind. He had a 30-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.38 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.21 seconds. He also had 16 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press.
Julius (Trey) Watts III, RB (5-9 1/2, 195) — Watts ran the 40 in 4.75 seconds (with the wind) and 4.83 seconds (against the wind). He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.37 seconds and the three-cone in 7.06 seconds. He performed eight strength lifts. He is the son of J.C. Watts, a former quarterback for coach Barry Switzer at the University of Oklahoma who went on to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2003. Watts led the Golden Hurricane with 1,329 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns in 2013, and was a very good return specialist.
Douglas and Watts are potential third-day selections in the 2014 NFL Draft or priority free-agent pickups following the draft.
One player from Southern Nazarene University also had a noteworthy pro-day performance.
Christo Lisika, LB (6-0 238) — Lisika ran the 40 in 4.70 and 4.75 seconds, and had a 36-inch vertical jump. Lisika is an interesting prospect in that some NFL team will bring him in as a special-teams hopeful. He’s built really well and is a tough, aggressive player.