COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Buckeyes held their annual Pro Day for NFL scouts Friday inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.
There were 29 NFL teams on hand to get a glimpse of 17 former Buckeyes who hope to hear their name called at the NFL Draft next month.
Players took part in a series of position drills, shuttles, 40-yard dashes, bench press, jumps and everyone’s favorite, the Wonderlic test, a 12-minute, 50-question test used to assess an athlete’s learning and problem-solving skills.
Former Buckeye and current Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Donald Washington watched some of his former teammates perform Friday and gives an in-depth analysis of the Ohio State Pro Day below.
“Our guys put in some strong performances on one of the biggest days of their post-college careers. There is tremendous pressure to perform well in front of the NFL scouts but our Buckeyes did the job. With scouts here from 29 teams, practically everybody in the NFL got a good look at our guys’ potential. As a group, I think everybody looked like they were peaking at the right time. I think it’s a real help to work out on your own campus, even if you had a good performance at the Combine or at an All-Star game. You are working with guys who have been your teammates for four or five years, and it turns into more of a friendly competition, which helps everybody.”
Here are some of the Buckeyes I thought turned in strong performances today:
Dexter Larimore – 32 reps on the bench press
Bryant Browning – 8’4″ broad jump
Brandon Saine – 4.40 40-yard dash
Taurian Washington – 4.47 40-yard dash
Jermale Hines – 4.57 40-yard dash
Brian Rolle – 4.51 40-yard dash
Dane Sanzenbacher – 4.48 40-yard dash
Devon Torrence – 4.68, which was a great improvement from the time he ran at the Combine
Brian Rolle, Ross Homan, Jake McQuaide – terrific group work at linebacker position drills