by rabblerousr on Apr 15, 2012 6:00 PM CDT in Dallas Cowboys 2012 Draft
Ryan Broyles celebrates after making a touchdown catch against Kansas
Having dispensed with the array of offensive line candidates in whom the Cowboys have expresses interest, we'll now turn our attention to the skill position guys that were invited to the Ranch earlier this month. There weren't a lot of them. In fact, the only wide receiver at whom we'll take a closer look is Oklahoma standout Ryan Broyles. The story on Broyles is dominated by a singular event: his torn left ACL, suffered in a November contest against Texas A&M.
Before the injury, Broyles had become the NCAA career receptions leader, with 349 grabs. After the injury, he was a guy with a big question mark where his number used to be. He was unable to participate in any of the draft's lead-up events: no All-Star Bowls or Combines for Mr. Broyles, no siree. Instead, he focused on his rehab, hoping to be able to show enough recovery of his skills to remind scouts of what they liked about him pre-injury.
And on Thursday, he did just that. With representatives form twelve different teams in attendance, Broyles worked out for a little more than half an hour, recording a 32.5 inch vertical, and clocking solid forty times, with a best of 4.57 (his workout can be found here). These numbers suggest that he's not 100 percent - and he clearly favored his knee when making cuts while running routes - but the former Sooner did enough to convince scouts that he'll be ready to roll when NFL training camps open later this summer.