WOW!The final week of pro-day workouts starts today with a barnburner.  Sam Bradford is expected to workout and throw for scouts today in Norman, Oklahoma.  Several of his Sooner teammates will also be participating in the workout.  Defensive lineman Corey Wootton is also working out for scouts today as he returns to full health from the knee injury he sustained more than one year ago.  We’ll also me monitoring the Stephen F. Austin pro-day where small school prospect Tim Knicky works out for scouts.  Update:  Numbers from Northwestern

Northwestern

Defensive end Corey Wootton ran for scouts today during the Northwestern pro-day.

His times in the 40 ranged from 4.93-to-4.95 seconds.  His ten times after each forty were 1.66-seconds and 1.71-seconds respectively.  Wootton’s short shuttle time was 4.28 seconds while his three cone time was an unofficial 7-seconds flat, a terrific mark.  His other marks included a vertical jump of 32-inches and 9’0’’ in the broad.  Wootton measured 6060/272lbs to start the day.  He did not bench today and stood on his combine mark.

He was later put through defensive end and linebacker drills.  The consensus is Wootto, looked smooth.

Cornerback Sherrick McManis, who did not run at the combine due to injury, was again unable to perform for scouts as sources told us he tweaked something last week.  Northwestern officials say they hope to have a pro-day for McManis sometime in April.

Oklahoma

Update 4:15PM

Sooner running back Chris Brown was another standout during today’s pro day event.  His 40 was timed at 4.55 seconds, much better than his combine mark where he hurt his hamstring.  His three cone of 7.07 seconds was also a solid mark.  Afterwards Brown looked terrific in pass catching drills.

Earlier Brown told us he was not surprised by the workout Sam Bradford turned in.  Said Brown, “Sam was here working with us last week, getting our timing down, and he was throwing the ball incredibly well in practice.”

Tight end/offensive lineman Brody Eldridge ran well today during the OU pro-day.  His forty times ranged between 4.70-to-4.77 seconds.  His broad jump was 9’4’’.

12PM

Sam Bradford’s pro-day ended just a few minutes ago and it will be classified as a success.

Bradford was accurate from start to finish, nicely placing the ball in receiver’s hands. He threw several beautiful strikes downfield, hitting receivers in stride some forty yards from the line of scrimmage.  His deep outs, the money throw for any quarterback in these workouts, were also on the mark.

Bradford also displayed good footwork when asked to move outside the pocket then make the throw in motion and was accurate when throwing in motion.

Early on receivers were waiting a bit for the pass to arrive, likely a timing issue as Bradford becomes more accustomed to setting up in the pocket from underneath center. Bradford did not display a rifle arm but showed enough strength to make all the throws.

Stephen F. Austin

Tim Knicky is a late round sleeper to keep an eye on.   Half a dozen teams were on hand this morning to watch his workout and Knicky was incredibly impressive.  He measured 6041/252lbs, posted a 33.5 inch vertical jump and 9’8’’ broad jump.  Knicky then ran the forty in times that ranged between 4.63-to-4.67 seconds.  The college defensive end was put through linebacker drills and looked outstanding.  Last week Knicky ran the three cone in a time of 6.91-seconds but was unable to rerun today as he tweaked his hamstring.  He also completed 17 reps on the bench.

Utah

Scouts gathered in Utah today for another workout by the Utes.  Offensive lineman Zane Beadles, who has still not run the forty due to a hamstring problem, has put off running until the beginning of April as the situation continues to hamper him.

Kao Misi completed 23 reps on the bench, a number better than his strength coach had expected.  Misi weighed in at 249-pounds.