Recapping the Big 12's pro days

Here's how the Big 12’s best draft prospects fared at their pro days, as well as some sleepers who might’ve helped their chances.


Top prospect: WR Corey Coleman. The speedster feels he proved he’s the No. 1 receiver in the draft after running 40 times of 4.40 and 4.37. Considering he’s coming off a sports hernia, that’s impressive. The Steelers sent Mike Tomlin and all of their top guys to Waco to check out Coleman and DT Andrew Billings. Might they select a Bear at No. 25?

On the rise: CB Xavien Howard helped himself with a strong pro day, including 40 times of 4.45 and 4.41 seconds. He also improved his vertical jump, leaping 38 ½ inches, and did a nice job in coverage drills.

Iowa State

On the rise: WR Quenton Bundrage came back from a torn ACL with a solid senior season in 2015. He ran a 4.5 40-yard dash with a 37 ½ inch vertical and had only one drop in positional drills. He could be worth a free-agent flier.


On the rise: DE Ben Goodman tried to show his versatility and keep his options open at pro day, working out at end as well as linebacker and tight end. He measured 6-foot-3 and 256 pounds and ran a 5.01 in the 40.

Kansas State

Top prospect: OG Cody Whitehair is establishing himself as one of this year’s top interior-line prospects, and he’s perhaps the No. 1 guard in the draft. He worked out at guard and center during K-State’s pro day and had an impressive day.

On the rise: FB Glenn Gronkowski. "Baby Gronk" stood by his combine numbers but reportedly did a nice job catching the ball in position drills. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound back has met with the Patriots and would love to team up with his big brother.


Top prospect: WR Sterling Shepard was the star of the day at OU’s event. The Sooner great didn’t need to improve on his combine numbers, but he did impress scouts in both his receiving drills and in workouts as a punt returner.

On the rise: CB Zach Sanchez saved his 40-yard dash for his pro day -- his ankle wasn’t 100 percent at the combine -- and delivered a nice time of 4.5 seconds. He also showed off his strength with 19 reps on bench press and even caught punts.

Oklahoma State

Top prospect: DE Emmanuel Ogbah could end up a first-rounder when it’s all said and done. The 6-4, 237-pound end stood by his combine 40 time (4.63) and focused on positional drills. Ogbah did a little work at outside linebacker, too, though his future is probably at end.

On the rise: CB Kevin Peterson ran 40 times of 4.56 and 4.57, a solid improvement from his time at the combine (4.66), and showed off his talents in his positional drills. He should be a mid-round pick as a nickel corner.


Top prospect: WR Josh Doctson. Mike Zimmer and GMs from Vikings and Rams were on hand to check out Doctson’s pro day showcase. He reportedly had an “outstanding” workout and is definitely in contention to be one of first receivers selected.

On the rise: QB Trevone Boykin is trying to prove he’ll play any role needed to get into the league. He completed 34 of 38 passes, nearly all of them from under center, during his workout. Boykin also caught eight passes and fielded punt returns.


Top prospect: DT Hassan Ridgeway. The big man says he got a second-round grade from the draft committee in December, so he’s had no regrets about going pro early. At Texas’ pro day, Ridgeway impressed scouts with his strength and shuttle times.

On the rise: DE Shiro Davis never totally figured it out at Texas, starting eight of his 44 career games, but he definitely had the measurables (6-foot-3, 267 pounds, 4.7 40, 29 reps on the bench) to get scouts’ attention and help his chances.

Texas Tech

Top prospect: OT Le’Raven Clark. He was slowed a bit by a hamstring injury, so he didn’t run an official 40 time or shuttle drills. Clark focused his efforts on positional drills and reportedly had a good day.

On the rise: WR Jakeem Grant was snubbed for the NFL combine but put on a show in his pro-day audition. He clocked an official 40 time of 4.34, though some scouts had it even faster, with a 3.95 20-yard shuttle and worked out as a receiver and returner.

West Virginia

Top prospect: S Karl Joseph was limited for his pro day, as expected, since he’s still less than six months out from his torn ACL. Joseph did knock out 19 reps on the bench and is making good progress with his rehab.

On the rise: RB Wendell Smallwood improved upon his 40 time at the combine, going from 4.47 to 4.4 flat, and improved his bench and stood by the rest of his combine work. He could have a shot to be a Day 3 pick.