The majority of the top prospects at the Iowa Pro Day elected to stand on most of their results from the Scouting Combine, but the talent evaluators on hand Monday still had plenty to focus on.
Offensive tackle Riley Reiff was the obvious star attraction. He improved in the bench press (26 reps at 225 pounds Monday) after registering 23 in Indianapolis and also improved three inches in the vertical jump (29.5 on Monday). Reiff also focused on wowing coaches with his quick feet and technique during blocking drills.
Reiff is one of three junior offensive tackles scouts believe could earn top 20 picks in April's draft. Southern Cal's Matt Kalil is the unquestioned top prospect at the position, but depending on which scout you talk to Stanford's Jonathan Martin and Reiff each get votes to be the next blocker off the board. One area in which scouts have some concerns about Reiff is the fact that he possesses shorter arms (33 1/4") than scouts generally prefer at offensive tackle. Some scouts simply will not consider prospects with arms shorter than 34 inches at the position due to the reach they need to possess to corral today's speed rushers.
Like Reiff, wideout Marvin McNutt elected not to do many of the timed drills. He did catch the ball well during positional drills, which isn't a surprise considering the reliable hands he demonstrated in a record-breaking career with the Hawkeyes.
Defensive tackle Mike Daniels, a try-hard pass rushing presence with limited run-stuffing ability due to his smaller than ideal frame (6-0, 291) was unable to work out Monday as he's rehabilitating shoulder surgery. He informed scouts that he'll be working out on campus on April 4.
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