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Oklahoma Sooners Pro Day Recap: Joe Mixon, Jordan Evans Impress in Norman

Former Sooners had great days in front of NFL scouts on OU’s campus.

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Oklahoma’s Pro Day has concluded at the Everest Training Center, and it included several impressive performances by some former Sooners. Here are the complete numbers from Wednesday.

  • Joe Mixon was expected to show off his exceptional athletic ability, and he definitely didn’t disappoint in that regard. Mixon clocked a 4.43 in the 40 (at nearly 230 pounds), a 4.25 in the 20-yard shuttle and a 7.00 in the 3-cone to go along with a 35-inch vertical and 21 reps of 225 on the bench. He was also extremely impressive in the position drills.
  • The most anticipated on-field event of the day was Dede Westbrook’s 40-yard dash, and his times of 4.34 and 4.38 were definitely impressive. However, he seemed disappointed in an interview with with his inability to get into the 4.2s.
  • We all knew coming into the day that Jordan Evans was a good athlete who would likely test well. However, I don’t think anyone was expecting a 4.5 40 to go along with a 38.5-inch vertical jump. That’s the kind of thing that can elevate a player from an undrafted free agent to a fourth-round pick. I know he was far from perfect as a linebacker at Oklahoma, but he definitely deserves (and will get) a chance at the next level with those kinds of numbers. I think we should all be feeling pretty happy for Jordan today.
  • Samaje Perine only ran the 40 and did position drills today, but he was able to improve his time from a 4.66 to a 4.59. Chalk it up as a successful day for Samaje.
  • Geno Lewis had an extremely impressive day and may have earned himself a spot in the late rounds. He definitely came on for OU at the end of the year, and he definitely has the size and athleticism to compete at the next level. Also, I’m still proud of him for spinning that ball in the Sugar Bowl. That should not have been a penalty. In fact, I think if the the ball would have stopped spinning after like two seconds the ref wouldn’t have called anything. But it kept going and going and going, and the ref was having a bad day and decided to take it out on poor Geno. Sad!
  • Jordan Wade led the way in the bench press with 30 reps of 225, which tied what Samaje was able to do at the combine. His strength and work ethic should get him invited to a camp.
  • Hatari Byrd, who was booted from the squad last year, participated on Wednesday. I’m usually not one to admire another man’s physique, but Hatari looked like a friggin’ Greek god out there. Additionally, his numbers were fairly impressive. He came into Norman with a lot of hype, and it’s a real shame that it never really materialized.
  • Additionally, former walk-on turned starter Dominique Whaley participated on Wednesday. It’s a shame that a broken ankle essentially derailed his career, but we’ll always have this:

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