04/30/2012 - Center Jason Slowey from Western Oregon made huge strength gains when he was in college, particularly on the bench press at 225 pounds. "We did the 225 tests the first day I got here and I only did, I think, three reps. Then my pro day I did 38 reps. I've done more. The most I've ever done in 225 was 45," Slowey said. - The Sports Xchange
Representatives from more than a half dozen NFL teams showed up to Western Oregon's March 19 pro day, and Slowey clearly garnered some interest. He benched 225 pounds 28 times and ran an impressive 5.06 40-yard dash for a 303-pound man.
The Medford, Oregon native was named an honorable mention All-American each of the past two seasons while anchoring the blind side for the Wolves.
Positives: Athletic, versatile offensive lineman whose combination of quick feet, good upper body strength and tenacity is intriguing. Good quickness off the snap. Has a quick punch to stun his opponent and shows good lateral agility to slide in pass protection. Good burst as a run blocker, showcasing the quick hands and balance to turn and seal defenders. Helped his cause with a strong Pro Day performance in which he demonstrated good straight=line speed (5.06) and strength (28 reps)... Plays with a nasty steak and doesn't back down from a physical challenge. Two sport athlete at WOU; also participated as a thrower on the track and field team.
Negatives: Obvious level of competition questions are compounded by the fact that he'll be asked to switch from left tackle to center in the NFL. Wasn't a dominant performer at this level... Has a tendency to latch on with his hands and can get fundamentally lazy by not keeping his feet shuffling. May struggle to acclimate to NFL-caliber size and strength and could be at least a year (or more) from congtributing to the active roster.