Former linebacker Kentrell Brothers was the player to watch at Missouri’s pro day.
Brothers might be the first Tiger selected in the 2016 NFL Draft and he certainly didn’t disappoint during his pro day workout. The projected second round pick revealed that he had met with the Cleveland Browns and had plenty of other meetings scheduled, according to The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter.
That wasn’t all, however. Brothers set a personal record in the 40-yard dash with a 4.75 time. But Brothers did not post the best 40 time of the day. That honor went to former cornerback Kenya Dennis, who ran an impressive 4.49 40 and also impressed in the vertical jump.
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Dennis may be fortunate just to hear his name called during the draft, but his athleticism and versatility could be attractive traits for the 32 NFL scouts in attendance. Dennis told reporters after his workout that he would be open to switching positions at the next level.
Kenya Dennis: A few teams asked if he'd switch to safety. "I’m OK with that, because I played in junior college and in high school."
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Here are some other notes from Missouri’s pro day:
- Wide receiver Wesley Leftwich revealed that he had a screw inserted to repair a broken bone in his foot seven weeks ago, according to The Columbia Daily Tribune’s David Morrison. However, Leftwich was able to participate in the running drills and posted a 4.65 second 40 time.
- Safety Ian Simon ran a 4.56 40 and told reporters he has met with the Los Angeles Rams, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders, according to Matter.
- Guard Connor McGovern did not participate in any drills on Wednesday, but did go through offensive line drills for scouts, according to Morrison. McGovern is projected as a third or fourth round pick.
- Like McGovern, center Evan Boehm did not participate in any of the testing during Mizzou’s pro day, but did go through offensive line drills. He is projected to be a day three pick.