QB-turned-WR Kain Colter gets chance to work out

Northwestern held a second pro day on Wednesday — the first was held on March 4 — and 16 NFL teams sent representatives, including the New York Giants sending a wide receivers coach, to the workout.

A total of four players worked out indoors on FieldTurf, and the key participant was Kain Colter, who was invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but couldn’t work out and also didn’t participate in the initial pro day in Evanston, Ill.

Colter (5-foot-11, 196 pounds) played quarterback and running back at Northwestern, but is thought to be a better NFL prospect at wide receiver. At the pro day, he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.71 and 4.72 seconds. He did the short shuttle in 4.20 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.68 seconds. He performed 11 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Colter was not medically cleared to participate in the vertical jump or broad jump due to his ongoing recovery from the microfracture surgery on his right ankle that was performed on Jan. 31.

Colter, who has 10 1/4-inch hands, is described as being very athletic and having a good ability to catch the ball. This is a good player who will be changing his position to play in the NFL. Colter worked out Wednesday at about 85 percent his normal capacity. If he can run a little faster before draft weekend starting on May 8, Colter could move up to the top of the fourth round.

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees was the player throwing passes to Colter in the workout.

Tyler Scott, DE (6-3 5/8, 257) — Scott ran the 40 in 4.92 and 4.89 seconds. He had a 28-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-2 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.46 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.26 seconds. He’s a possible free-agent pickup following the conclusion of the 2014 NFL Draft.

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