More than a dozen former Buckeyes participated in Ohio State’s pro day in Columbus this past Friday, with several small-school prospects taking part as well.
This was the first opportunity for safety Kurt Coleman and defensive tackle Doug Worthington to workout for scouts and other NFL personnel. Both Coleman (groin) and Worthington (strained pectoral muscle) were unable to participate in Indianapolis at the combine last month due to injury.
Defensive end Thaddeus Gibson turned some heads on Friday when he posted 40 times of 4.59 and 4.58 seconds—a nice improvement from the 4.79 and 4.82 he ran at the combine.
One small-school player to take note of is cornerback Akwasi Owusu-Ansah (6-0 ½, 207) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The speedy CB was clocked at 4.31 and 4.35 in the 40-yard-dash at Ohio State’s pro day. He also put up 21 reps on the bench press (225 lbs).
Here are the results from Friday courtesy of a source who was in attendance for the workouts.
Andre Amos (DE, 6-0 ¼, 188) ran 4.57 and 4.58 in the 40-yard-dash, 4.17 in the short shuttle, 6.82 in the three-cone drill and 11.57 in the 60-yard shuttle. Amos also posted a 32.0 vertical jump and 10.0 broad jump.
Kurt Coleman (SS, 5-10, 191) ran 4.57 and 4.52 in the 40-yard-dash, 6.81 in the three-cone drill and 11.48 in the 60-yard shuttle. Coleman also recorded a 34.5 vertical jump and 10.2 broad jump.
Jim Cordle (OL, 6-4 1/4, 305) ran a 5.36 and 5.37 40-yard-dash, 4.75 short shuttle and 7.69 three-cone drill. Cordle also posted a 28.0 vertical jump, 8.1 broad jump and 23 reps on the bench.
Thaddeus Gibson (DE, 6-2, 243) ran 4.59 and 4.58 in the 40-yard-dash and 11.53 in the 60-yard shuttle. Gibson stayed on his results from the combine for the rest of the drills.
Rob Rose (DE, 6-4 ¼, 294) ran 4.77 and 4.74 in the 40-yard-dash, 4.44 in the short shuttle and 7.49 in the three-cone drill. Rose also recorded a 27.5 vertical jump, 9.2 broad jump and 24 reps on the bench.
Anderson Russell (FS, 6-0 ½, 202) ran 4.45 and 4.50 in the 40-yard-dash, 4.16 in the short shuttle, 6.79 in the three-cone drill and 11.49 in the 60-yard shuttle. Russell also posted a 37.0 vertical jump, 10-9 broad jump and 18 reps on the bench.
Ray Small (WR, 5-10, 182) ran 4.42 and 4.49 in the 40-yard-dash, 4.10 in the short shuttle, 6.77 in the three-cone drill and 11.35 in the 60-yard shuttle. Small also posted a 31.0 vertical jump and 9.11 broad jump.
Austin Spitler (LB, 6-2 ¼, 243) ran 4.73 and 4.75 in the 40-yard-dash, 4.23 in the short shuttle, 6.70 in the three-cone drill and 11.63 in the 60-yard shuttle. Spitler also recorded a 32.0 vertical jump, 9.4 broad jump and 32 reps on the bench.
Lawrence Wilson (DE, 6-4, 272) ran a 4.84 and 4.85 40-yard-dash, 4.55 short shuttle and 7.53 three-cone drill. Wilson also posted a 38-0 vertical jump, 10.0 broad jump and 26 reps on the bench.
Doug Worthington (DT, 6-5, 290) ran a 4.99 and 5.04 40-yard-dash. Worthington also posted a 35.5 vertical jump and 10.1 broad jump. He did not bench due to a strained pectoral muscle.
Jamario O’Neal (SS, 5-11, 208) ran 4.58 and 4.59 in the 40-yard-dash, 4.21 in the short shuttle, 6.88 in the three-cone drill and 11.86 in the 60-yard shuttle. O’Neal also posted a 33.5 vertical jump and 9.11 broad jump.
Tight end Jake Ballard (6-6, 265) posted a vertical jump of 31.5 and put up 17 reps on the bench press. He did not run due to a hamstring injury.
Punter Jon Thomas (6-1, 202) recorded a vertical jump of 29.0 and broad jump of 9.2.
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