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Early results from Texas Pro Day

Posted on: March 31, 2010 2:34 pm
Many of the big names that I saw at Oklahoma continued their Pro Day trek yesterday to Lufkin, Texas to see Dez Bryant and now are on hand in Austin to watch the Longhorns' draft-eligible prospects. There are 30 teams total present.

All eyes will be on Colt McCoy, though he is still throwing for scouts, according to a source on the scene.

The early winners of the day are safety Earl Thomas, who was clocked in the mid 4.3s and wide receiver Jordan Shipley, who was timed in the mid 4.5s.

Thomas has looked very fluid in drills, according to the source, and is gaining momentum as a candidate to switch to cornerback in the NFL.

Shipley's times are especially important, as he was surprisingly disappointing at the Combine. He had a couple of uncharacteristic drops and was clocked at 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Pass rusher Sergio Kindle, a potential first round prospect, elected not to run the 40-yard, but his fluidity in linebacker drills earned rave reviews from scouts on hand. Kindle, 6-3, 249 pounds, also worked out as a defensive lineman.
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