Ryan Broyles 'fluid' during pro day workout at Oklahoma
A little more than five months removed from tearing his ACL, Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles is on the comeback trail.
Broyles held a pro day in Norman, Okla., today and looked fluid, according to an ESPN.com report. Twelve NFL teams were on hand to watch him. Broyles ran the 40-yard dash in 4.57 seconds and had a 32.5-inch vertical jump. He ran routes and caught passes.
“It's an emotional time for me," Broyles said. "I'm glad I could come out here and show a little bit, showing teams I'll be ready for camp when the time comes. It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity I'm working for.
"I'm not where I want to be but that's to be expected right now. The scouts said they don't expect me to be full speed and I don't expect the same."
Recoveries from ACL surgeries typically take at least nine months and they can take more than a year. Broyles isn’t ready to suit up and play football, but he’s making real progress. It will be interesting to see where Broyles is selected. He doesn’t have great size or speed but he was wildly productive for the Sooners. He made 349 catches for 4,586 yards and 45 touchdowns in college.
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