View Full Version : Nebraska Pro Day

03-13-2009, 09:09 AM
Twenty teams were represented to watch 16 prospects work out on FieldTurf. Carolina offensive line coach Dave Magazu and Miami offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo were in attendance.

Here are the notable prospects:

OL Lyndon Murtha (6-foot-7 1/4, 309) stood on his combine results and did positional drills.

OL Matt Slauson (6-5 3/8, 313) ran a 5.27 and 5.26 40, a 4.74 short shuttle, a 7.41 three-cone drill and had 23 lifts.

DT Ty Steinkuhler (6-3 7/8, 283) — the son of legendary Nebraska offensive lineman Dean Steinkuhler — ran a 4.92 and 4.89 in the 40, had a 31-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 3-inch broad jump, a 4.56 short shuttle, a 7.38 three-cone drill and 23 bench press reps.

RB Marlon Lucky (5-11 1/2, 214) ran a 4.53 and 4.56 in the 40 and didn’t do any other workout or position drills.

DB Armando Murillo (5-10 1/4, 192) ran a 4.65 and 4.66 in the 40, a 34 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot broad jump, a 4.38 short shuttle, a 7.16 three-cone drill and 14 lifts in the bench press. He also did positional drills.

WR Nate Swift (6-1 7/8, 200) ran a 4.65 and 4.63 in the 40, had a 9-foot, 6-inch broad jump, a 4.25 short shuttle, a 6.84 three-cone drill and did positional drills.

LB Cody Glenn (5-11 7/8, 237) ran a 4.67 and 4.68 in the 40, had a 38 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 7-inch broad jump. He did position drills.

DE Zach Potter (6-6 1/2, 276) ran a 4.93 and 4.95 in the 40, had a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, a 4.47 short shuttle, a 7.28 three-cone drill and kept his bench reps from the combine.

QB Joe Ganz (6-0, 202) ran a 4.98 and 4.94 in the 40, had a 29-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot, 1-inch broad jump, a 4.30 short shuttle, and a 7.09 three-cone drill.

The workout was well organized and the scouts were fed, which always makes them happy.

– Gil Brandt

03-13-2009, 09:20 AM
OK, here's what I do know from Pro Day. There were believed to be 18 teams in attendance at the Hawks Championship Center. Nineteen former Huskers worked out. Maurice Purify watched, in good spirits, still with Cincy and on the team's regular roster, he said.

Participating seniors from 2008:
Past guys:

Murtha didn't do much. He had such a good combine he figured he could only hurt himself by trying to better what he did.

Slauson did it all. He ran a 40 time of 5.23 seconds, he said, though one scout had him as low as 5.1, which he was quite pleased with. His pro-agility was 4.59. His 3-cone was 7.37. He did suffer a setback, straining his peck muscle (the same injury he suffered leading into the combine) during his 15th bench press. Hurting, he fought hard to get to 20 and did, but ended at 23 reps, which disappointed him.

Lucky said his 40 times were all over the map. "I think I did pretty good. I felt good," Lucky said. He said he heard his time was said to range from "4.2 to 4.5," and that he felt he did a lot better than he did at the combine. Lucky said one coach told him he ran a 4.42. His broad jump was 10 feet. Lucky was shaking his head, though, when he said he pulled his hamstring while running his 40 a second time.

Potter ran his 40 in the 4.8's, and that some even had him at a high 4.7. Potter did not bench or do the vertical. He had a 31-inch vertical at the combine. He was happy with his 3-cone drill, feeling it was better than the combine. but didn't know the numbers on it.

Ganz. His height -- which may be why there was no combine invite -- was measured at being just more than 6-feet. His 40 time: 4.8 seconds. His vertical: 30 inches. His pro agility: 4.21 seconds. His 3-cone: 6.71 seconds.
And of course, he tossed the ball around. "I threw the ball really well. I'm really happy with how everything went. A couple teams have talked to me. I'm about to do a personality test with the Patriots right now, whether I'd rather be a cat or a dog." He was also to have some converation with the scout from the Chicago Bears, which delighted the lifelong Bears' fan.

Glenn was a participant, but I didn't see him. That's all I got.

Brian Christopherson