The Nebraska football program held its annual pro day workouts on Thursday, March 8, giving 13 former Huskers a chance to display their skills for over 20 NFL scouts. The former Huskers worked out inside the Hawks Championship Center for over two hours as they went through drills which included the 40-yard dash, vertical jump and bench press, along with individual position drills.
Cornerback Marcus Mendoza had one of the more impressive days of any Husker, posting a 45 ½-inch vertical jump, which is a new Nebraska record. Mendoza also clocked a 4.37 40-yard dash.
Jared Crick, who also worked out at the NFL Combine in February, participated in the bench press where he tallied 26 reps. Crick is coming off of a pectoral injury which he suffered during the Ohio State game on Oct. 8.
Lavonte David, Alfonzo Dennard, Mike Caputo, Curenski Gilleylen, Brandon Kinnie, Jermarcus Hardrick, Austin Cassidy, Marcel Jones, Austin Jones, Terrence Moore and Tyler Legate also participated in pro day.
The 2012 NFL Draft is set to kick off on Thursday, April 26, with first-round picks taking place, followed by second and third round picks on Friday, April 27. Rounds 4-7 will be on Saturday, April 28.
Courtesy: Nebraska Media Relations