Pro Day March 9: Oklahoma State
Tony PaulineDraft Analyst Writer
All 32 teams are represented at the Oklahoma State pro day, which features several prominent players who did not receive combine invitations.
UPDATE: Friday, March 10, 12:30 PM
A few final notes from yesterday’s Oklahoma State pro day.
Receiver Jhajuan Seales came away the big winner. He ran much faster then expected, practiced to his 40 time and caught the ball extremely well. The fact that a walk-on quarterback was used as the passer during practice drills meant there were a lot of errant throws which would ordinarily hit the ground but Seales snagged them. He’ll now get late-round consideration.
While most eyes were on Blake Jarwin, the team's other tight end Zac Veatch also turned heads with his pass catching. Veatch caught just nine passes for 93 yards last season and is more of a blocking tight end, but his work from Thursday’s pro day will ensure he’s signed after the draft.
Shrine game participant Jordan Sterns looked good during position drills, but I’m told tackle Olakunle Salako did not.
Evidently he was all over the place and showed little in the way of balance. The Philadelphia Eagles did pull him aside afterwards for a few one-on-one drills.
As I mentioned during the OU pro day, those on hand tell me this was not a well-attended workout. While every team was represented, it was basically area scouts with little in the way of coordinators or position coaches.
The players are presently going through position drills, but here’s what I can tell you thus far.
It’s been a really good day for receiver Jhajuan Seales, who measured 6-foot-1 and 206 pounds, about two inches taller than scouts expected. His 40 times have clocked between 4.37s to 4.42s, while he touched 41.5 inches in the vertical jump. His broad jump measured 10-foot-4 while he completed 20 reps on the bench.
Seales has looked good catching the ball, as has tight end Blake Jarwin, a Shrine Game standout who entered the season stamped as a potential second-day pick by NFL scouts.
Philadelphia Eagles coach Justin Peelle is running Jarwin through the tight end drills.
I’ve yet to receive 40 times and jump marks for Jarwin, who completed 21 reps on the bench.