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Wolf
04-04-2005, 10:12 PM
not sure if anyone posted this.
For 41 days, former LSU star Marcus Spears waited patiently while NFL personnel inspected all the other NFL-bound defensive linemen.

After arthroscopic knee surgery in February, Spears skipped workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine. Then, on March 7, he skipped LSU's first pro day, still waiting for his knee to feel like it had on Saturdays last fall.

Spears finally worked out on LSU's second pro day, leaving the Tigers' indoor football facility looking happy.

"It went pretty good," he said.

Spears is pegged in numerous mock drafts to go in the first round. The Kansas City Chiefs, who pick 15th, sent Coach Dick Vermeil and President/General Manager Carl Peterson to Baton Rouge.

"I wanted to show them my athletic ability," said Spears, 6-foot-4, 307 pounds. "When you have my size, that's what get coaches going - that you can bend your knees, change directions real fast. That's what they like. And I tried to give it to them.

"They were real impressed with how I performed on film. And at the end of the day, that's what it boils down to. How you played in the game. This is all about how guys look with their shorts and shirts on. Things like that. It went well for what I did."

Spears ran the 40-yard dash in the 4.9-second range, which he said was the time he expected. He bench-pressed 225 pounds 25 times, and his vertical leap was 33 inches.

"I can do it a lot better," Spears said. "Once I get my leg back to 100 percent."

LSU center Ben Wilkerson and cornerback Corey Webster also worked out for NFL scouts for the first time. Wilkerson (6-3 3/4, 300) is battling back from a ruptured patellar tendon suffered in October. He didn't run the 40-yard dash Thursday, but he did participate in all the offensive-line drills and showcased his long-snapping.

http://www.the-dispatch.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050401/APS/504010849&cachetime=5

Wolf
04-04-2005, 10:14 PM
I wouldn't mind webster as a 2nd rounder to groom for Glenn.. in the article stated above he ran a 4.37 and 4.4 forty ...if I remember right.

beerlover
04-04-2005, 11:36 PM
I wouldn't mind webster as a 2nd rounder to groom for Glenn.. in the article stated above he ran a 4.37 and 4.4 forty ...if I remember right.

I've been noticing this a lot in workouts with times varying from scout to scout & media outlets alike, this is from nfl.com-

Corey Webster CB Webster (6-0, 200) ran his 40s in 4.50 and 4.50. He also ran the short shuttle in 4.03 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.93. He had a 39-inch vertical jump, a 10-foot-4 broad jump and 13 bench presses.

TexansCanes
04-05-2005, 01:05 AM
yeah i noticed that with antrel's time as well. he said in an interview that some teams said he ran in the 4.37 range, so who knows. also, what time does nfl.com go by because as beerlover said, some of the times are varying?