Representatives from 30 NFL teams gathered at Texas’ pro day on Tuesday, where 12 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.
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Vince Young is among 12 Longhorns players working out at Texas’ pro day on Tuesday.
Given the amount of NFL talent that has come out of the University of Texas (14 first-round draft picks since 2001), not to mention the post-workout barbecue feast, the visit to Austin, Texas is always one of the highlights of the pre-draft pro day tour.
With Browns fans chanting loudly here at Radio City Music Hall, and Longhorns coach Mack Brown striding up to the podium, it was time. “With the 85th pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns select Colt McCoy, quarterback, Texas,” announced a beaming Brown.
G Charlie Tanner posted a 36-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump and a 4.38-second short shuttle at Texas’ pro day Wednesday — all numbers that would have put him in the top-10 amongst offensive linemen at the combine.
My favorite stop for a pro day every year is Austin, Texas. They put on a great show and, trust me folks, there’s no lack of talent. This year, the curiosity was quarterback Colt McCoy, and I think the most important factor was he showed he was healthy.
Colt McCoy might not have the strong arm that Oklahoma QB Sam Bradford displayed earlier in the week, but that shouldn’t detract from a fine performance in front of scouts from 30 NFL teams (the Lions and Rams were the only teams not in attendance).
Colt McCoy called Monday night to say he has completely recovered from his shoulder injury and will be full-go at the University of Texas’ pro day on March 29. The quarterback couldn’t participate in throwing drills at the NFL Scouting Combine last week because of the ailment.
Typical NFL quarterbacks stand at least 6-foot-2, so when Texas’ Colt McCoy measured in at just 6-1 and 1/8 at the NFL Scouting Combine on Friday, it may have represented a red flag. Don’t count McCoy, though, among those concerned about the issue.