Nov 28, 2013; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Jace Amaro (22) attempts to catch a pass against Texas Longhorns safety Josh Turner (5) during the first half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas beat Texas Tech 41-16. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

13 Red Raiders Participate in Texas Tech Pro Day


Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Eric Ward (18) catches a touchdown pass in the first quarter against Baylor Bears cornerback K.J. Morton (8) at AT

Nov 16, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders receiver Eric Ward (18) catches a touchdown pass in the first quarter against Baylor Bears cornerback K.J. Morton (8) at AT

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.

Player
Ht.
Wt.
Vertical
Bench Press (225lbs)
40-yd dash
 Jace Amaro
6-5
266
33.5
Used Combine # (28)
4.68
 Terrance Bullitt
6-3
226
40
14
4.68
 Dartwan Bush
6-0
258
34
20
4.88
 Ryan Erxleben
6-0
191
 Olaoluwa Falemi
5-8
164
33
10
4.65
 Sadale Foster
5-6
188
35.5
19
4.59
 Kerry Hyder
6-2
280
30
20
5.00
 Bruce Jones
5-7
183
41
17
4.50
 Derrick Mays
5-11
184
31
8
4.56
 Tre’ Porter
5-11
208
35
14
4.58
 Will Smith
6-2
231
37.5
17
4.68
 Eric Ward
5-11
205
32.5
13
4.68
 Dennell Wesley
6-0
321
26
25
5.43

 

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.

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