Headlined by All-American and projected first-round pick Jace Amaro, 13 former Red Raiders worked out yesterday at Jones AT&T Stadium for scouts from all 32 NFL teams during the Texas Tech Pro Day.
Amaro posted marginal improvements over his combine numbers, running an unofficial 4.68-40 and adding a half-inch to his vertical.
Fellow receiver Eric Ward, who did not receive an invite to the combine, didn’t have much to offer scouts in the 40-yard dash but showed off good strength for his position with 13 reps on the bench press and a decent verticle leap.
Other standout results are Bruce Jones’ vertical (41 inches) and Sadale Foster’s eye-popping 19 reps on the bench, which is stunning for such a small guy.
However, beyond Amaro there don’t seem to be any draft picks in this year’s class of Red Raiders. Ward needed a much better time in the 40-yard dash (the measuring stick for receivers in the draft) and guys like Will Smith and Terrance Bullitt, who didn’t have particularly productive careers or combine invites, needed to blow scouts away.