Michael Sam, Kony Ealy draw all 32 NFL teams to Mizzou pro day

Representatives from all 32 teams, including Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, Colts defensive coordinator Greg Manusky and nine position coaches were on hand for Missouri’s pro day Thursday. The workouts were held indoors on FieldTurf and featured 15 players.

Justin Britt, OT: Britt (6-5 7/8, 317 pounds), who was at the combine, ran the 40 in 5.07 and 5.09 seconds. He had a 29 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-3 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.79 and the three-cone drill in 7.59 seconds. His arms measured 32 5/8 inches, and he had 26 reps in the bench press. Britt looked good in his workouts and also put in some work as a guard and showed he could be a deep snapper. He’s probably a third-day draft pick, around the sixth or seventh round.

Kony Ealy, DE: Ealy (6-4, 265 pounds) ran the 40 in 4.70 and 4.69 seconds. He had a 32-inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump. His arms measured 34 inches. He did not do the shuttle or broad jump. Ealy is a player who shot up the ranks this year, but at his pro day he did not enhance his chances to get drafted in the first round. It was a good but not excellent workout.

E.J. Gaines: CB: Gaines ( 5-9 3/4, 191 pounds) ran a 4.52 and 4.51 in the 40. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-7 broad jump. He ran a 4.28 short shuttle and a 7.13 three-cone drill. He didn’t do perform the bench press. Gaines’ hands measured at 9 3/8 inches. He showed good quickness and was very smooth in his workout, showing he has good hands. If he were 6-foot tall, he would be drafted a lot higher, but at just under 5-10, he’s probably a third-day pick.

Henry Josey, RB: Josey (5-8, 196 pounds) was at the combine. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-9 broad jump. He is a small running back who is probably a free agent at best.

Marcus Lucas, WR: Lucas (6-3 5/8, 217 pounds) stuck with his 40 time and his jumps at the combine. He posted a 4.15 short shuttle and a 7.15 three-cone drill and looked good catching the ball in his drills.

Michael Sam, DE: Sam (6-2 1/8, 263 pounds) ran 4.71 in the 40 and had a 30-inch vertical. He did 19 reps in the bench press, and his arms measured at 33 5/8 inches. He had a workout as a down lineman, and did not look good working out as a linebacker in space. He’s probably a low draft choice, around the sixth or seventh round, or a priority free agent.

L’Damian Washington, WR: Washington (6-3 7/8, 194 pounds) ran 4.45 and 4.43 in the 40. He ran a 4.39 short shuttle and a 7.09 three-cone drill. He kept his bench press and jumps from the combine. He has 8 7/8-inch hands. Washington catches the ball but doesn’t catch it in his hands; he’s more of a body catcher. He does have good speed, but he needs to learn to improve his catching, which I think he can do.

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