Jonathan Hankins/DT: Participated only in position drills. Tipped the scale in the low 320’s. Looked solid moving around the field yet not very explosive.
Jake Stoneburner/TE: Shaved .1 from his combine forty, running as fast as 4.52s on some watches. Unlike the past when the Buckeyes ran the forty on a piece of very fast track, Stoneburner ran his forty on field turf, so the time is legitimate. He was terrific in pass catching drills and caught everything thrown in his direction. Definitely a tight end on the rise.
Reid Fragel/T: Look physically impressive and passed the eyeball test. Turned in a solid performance during position drills.
Troy Smith/QB: The former Buckeye was the practice quarterback today and by all accounts looked solid. As we posted earlier, he told people he’s ready “to move on to the next phase of his life,” but is more than happy to give pro-football another try “if I get a call from an NFL team”
Damontre Moore/OLB-DE: As posted earlier Moore was timed between 4.27s-to-4.34s in the short shuttle, 7.07s in the three cone and completed 19 reps on the bench. He then completed position drills to mixed reviews. Overall people we spoke with said Moore did not look all that athletic as he was straight up and down in bag drills and was not very fluid moving about the field. We were alerted to the fact that Moore evidently tweaked his hamstring during the 3-cone, which he was not scheduled to run. Fact is people from Texas A&M were not surprised by Moore’s poor forty time or the fact he’s come across as marginally athletic; that’s the type of prospect he is though everyone points out he’s a tremendous football player. Since the combine one name keeps popping into my mind when comparing Moore’s athletic workouts versus his play on the field; Terrell Suggs.
Ryan Swope/WR: By all accounts Swope dazzled during pass catching drills. He ran crisp routes and caught everything thrown in his direction. His position work today along with his combine performance has Swope heading into the late part of round two.
Luke Joeckel/T: Joeckel looked significantly better in position drills compared to his combine performance. It was brought to my attention that while Joeckel really looked good in bag drills during pro-day they did not do much in the way of footwork or pass slide drills.