Husker defenders see improvements on pro day

The main attraction at Nebraska's pro day on Wednesday duplicated his rival's day of work, and departing seniors from Nebraska's stifling defense showed off for scouts, improving on their efforts from the NFL scouting combine.

Defensive lineman and Heisman finalist Ndamukong Suh participated in brief position-specific drills, running through tackling dummies and making no attempt to improve on his 32 reps at the 225-pound bench press and his absurd 35.5-inch vertical jump at 6-foot-4 and 307 pounds.

“They’ve seen everything they need to see out of Suh,” former Husker safety Larry Asante told the Lincoln Journal-Star.

Twenty-four NFL teams showed up to catch another glimpse of the possible No. 1 pick in next month's draft, including Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, who also watched Oklahoma's Gerald McCoy go through a similar workout on Tuesday in Norman, Okla.

Asante trimmed his 40 time to 4.55 seconds, down from the 4.63 he ran at the combine. Safety Matt O'Hanlon ran a 4.58 in the 40 and showed off a 37.5-inch vertical jump. He also broad jumped 10 feet.

Linebacker Phillip Dillard improved his 20-yard shuttle time to 4.29 seconds and broad jumped 9-4. He opted out of the 40 after posting a 4.64 at the combine.

Of the twelve participants on Wednesday, four weren't members of last season's team, including running back Marlon Lucky. Lucky spent last season with the New York Sentinels in the United Football League after being waived by the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed him as an undrafted free agent last offseason.