Oklahoma State held its Pro Day on Tuesday at the Sherman E. Smith training center. Representatives from 30 NFL teams were on hand as ten former Cowboys showcased their skills, participated in physical drills and took part in interviews.
Defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah and cornerback Kevin Peterson tried to add to their resumes after competing in the NFL Scouting Combine last month.
Wide receivers David Glidden and Brandon Sheperd, cornerbacks Michael Hunter and Miketavius Jones and long snapper Josh Elias got their first reps in front of NFL scouts.
Ogbah was the star of the show but, due to his impressive Combine performance, decided not to repeat his timed drills. He did participate in the rest of the activities.
But some of his former teammates did show off their speed.
Notable #OKstate 40-yard dash Pro Day results...— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) March 8, 2016
Kevin Peterson: 4.50
David Glidden: 4.52
Michael Hunter: 4.40
Peterson, who only ran a 4.66 in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, came in with a lot to prove. Already undersized for a cover corner, that 40-time wouldn't exactly set him apart. His Pro Day time of 4.50 should help him out.
David Glidden is another undersized prospect who had a good showing. His ball skills and route-running should at least earn him a look, either as a late round pick or more likely as a free agent signing. The small slot receiver has become popular in the NFL, which gives Glidden a niche to carve out.
Michael Hunter Jr., the graduate transfer from Michigan, had an impressive day, himself.
Former #OKstate CB Michael Hunter had impressive Pro Day...— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) March 8, 2016
60-yd shuttle: 11.27
Bench reps: 17
Defensive end Jimmy Bean showed up to do what he could. Bean was well on his way to a career senior year before he sustained the knee injury against Texas Tech that effectively ended his time in Stillwater. Bean tallied 25 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks and two QB hurries in just eight games.
Bean actually joined Ogbah and Peterson in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine but only participated in the bench, still rehabbing from knee surgery.
Senior linebacker Ryan Simmons, who was lost early in the 2015 season to a knee injury, was able to make a mark for himself.
#OKstate Ryan Simmons cranked out 25 repetitions on bench press — which would have ranked No. 3 among LBs at the NFL Scouting Combine.— Kyle Fredrickson (@kylefredrickson) March 8, 2016
Former OSU offensive lineman Devin Davis was on hand as well. You may remember Davis as the starting left tackle for the Cowboys whose career ended after a devastating knee injury in fall camp prior to the 2013 season. Kyle Fredrickson of the Oklahoman wrote a good article on Davis you can read here.
Round 1 of the 2016 NFL Draft will take place on April 28.