West Texas A&M takes pro day on road to Amarillo

A total of 21 NFL teams were represented when West Texas A&M took its pro day on the road to Amarillo, Texas, where 17 players worked out indoors on artificial turf.

The jumps and 40-yard dashes were done at an indoor soccer facility in Amarillo, while the drills were done at a high school near that soccer facility.

Dustin Vaughan, QB (6-foot-5 3/8, 230) — Vaughan kept his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. He threw the ball really well despite the fact that he has smaller hands (8 7/8 inches) for a quarterback.

Ethan Westbrooks, DE (6-3 5/8, 266) — Westbrooks — who was at the combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.87 and 4.84 seconds. He had a 33 1/2-inch vertical jump and performed 20 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Westbrooks worked out impressively as both a defensive end with his hand in the ground and as an outside linebacker in space.

Torrence Allen, WR (6-0 183) — Allen ran the 40 in 4.46 and 4.44 seconds. He had a 40-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.43 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.12 seconds. He had 15 strength lifts. Allen caught the ball really well in the positional drills.

Nathan Slaughter, WR (5-8 7/8, 184) — Slaughter — who is described as having a great build (as in, he’s “buff”) — ran the 40 in 4.35 and 4.38 seconds. He had a 44 1/2-inch vertical and 10-6 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.27 seconds and the three-cone in 6.93 seconds. He performed 16 lifts on the bench press. Slaughter is described as a straight-line runner, but is also a great threat as a return specialist. Slaughter could be a priority free-agent pickup following the 2014 NFL Draft.

Sarah Ramey, who is the strength and conditioning coach at West Texas A&M, does a great job getting the athletes ready for events like this and organizing the pro day. Despite having to drive to off-campus spots, the entire pro day experience was very smooth.

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