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Weatherspoon raises the bar at Mizzou Pro Day

Posted on: March 4, 2010 10:11 pm
 
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon didn't have to work out at his Missouri Pro Day after putting together one of the better all-around performances from the position just last week at the Combine.

However, he'll earn points with NFL scouts for allowing his competitive spirit get the better of him and pushing him to work out.

He'll earn extra points for that competitive spirit resulting in significantly better results, as well.

Weatherspoon had "officially" been clocked at a 4.68 in the 40-yard dash in Indianapolis. According to published reports, he was clocked in the high 4.4s to low 4.5s Thursday.

Weatherspoon also surprised scouts by electing to do the bench press. The 34 repetitions he'd put up in Indianapolis was second to Washington's Donald Butler (35). Weatherspoon tied Butler's 35 repetitions Thursday, setting a new personal best.

At a time when some athletes have had their competitiveness questioned by their decisions not to work out for scouts, Weatherspoon's willingness to perform stands out.

It could result in his hearing his name called on another Thursday -- the one seven weeks from now -- during the first round. 
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