Pro-Day Report - Wisconsin, New Mexico State & Oklahoma State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Several updates from around the nation on pro-day workouts that have been completed this week.

New Mexico State

New Mexico State linebacker Terrill Hanks, who looked terrific at the Senior Bowl but ran a 4.99 in the 40 during the combine, did not run the 40 during pro day on Tuesday due to a tight hamstring. 

He ran the short shuttle (4.5) and three-cone (7.12) after bypassing those tests in Indianapolis. The Carolina Panthers had their linebackers coach on hand.

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Wisconsin

The Badgers had 10 players at the combine and only two did not run the 40 - linebacker T.J. Edwards and Andrew Van Ginkel.

Edwards ran in the mid 4.8s yesterday at 235 pounds and looked good during position drills. The concern of scouts is the size and speed, as they believe Edwards would have to be closer to 250 pounds to stuff the run, which is what he does well. But once he weighs 250 pounds, he’ll be more of a five-second 40 guy. 

The belief is that Edwards won’t hold up against the run weighing in the 230s.

Van Ginkel, who touched 38 inches in the vertical and 10-foot-2 in the broad at the combine, timed 4.56 in 40.

I’m told guard Michael Dieter looked terrific in position drills, and the belief is he’s now moved into the early part of Day 3.

Wisconsin-Whitewater's Nate Trewyn, who looked impressive during practices for the NFLPA game, also participated in the workout and looked good.

Measuring 6035 and 313 pounds, Trewyn completed 26 reps on the bench press and timed 4.5 in the short shuttle and 7.55 in the three-cone.

Safety D’Cota Dixon, who timed 4.81 in the 40 at the combine, improved to 4.58 seconds. It was pointed out that Dixon did have several 40 times in the low 4.6s in Indianapolis despite such a slow official time.

The New York Giants and Pittsburgh Steelers all had assistant offensive line coaches on hand for the workout.

Oklahoma State

The Cowboys had two non-combine players that drew a lot of attention -- linebacker Justin Phillips and receiver Tyron Johnson.

Phillips, who was given a seventh-round grade entering the season, has been struggling with a sprained knee since the end of the season and did not run the 40. He will workout for the Dallas Cowboys this coming Monday and met with the San Francisco 49ers and Indianapolis Colts during pro day.

Johnson, who I spoke highly of during our pre-combine podcast when we broke down the Big 12 film, ran 4.4 seconds in the 40 at 193 pounds. There were several stopwatches that had him under 4.4.

The Kansas City Chiefs had their wide receivers coach on hand for Johnson.

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