Ohio State defensive lineman Cameron Heyward has regained his range of motion in his surgically-repaired left elbow but will not be able to work out this week at the Combine.
He plans to participate in most drills at Ohio State's Pro Day March 30th, but still will not be able to lift there.
Heyward's upper strength is viewed as one of his most impressive assets, but some teams will still want proof. Heyward may not be able to provide it prior to the draft, which could push him out of the first round.
The 6-5, 294 pound Heyward projects best as a five technique defensive end in the 3-4 alignment. He does not possess the burst off the edge to consistently get pressure on the quarterback, making his strength and ability to tie up blockers all the more paramount to his success in the NFL.
Heyward injured his elbow in the Buckeyes' Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas, missing the Senior Bowl to undergo a UCL reconstruction.
Heyward is currently NFLDraftScout.com's No. 7 rated defensive end and the 30th rated prospect, overall.