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Red Raiders impress at annual Pro Day event

The road to the NFL began Thursday morning for several Red Raiders as Texas Tech hosted its...
The road to the NFL began Thursday morning for several Red Raiders as Texas Tech hosted its annual Pro Day event inside the Football Training Facility and the Sports Performance Center.(Texas Tech Athletics)
Published: Mar. 31, 2022 at 8:51 PM CDT
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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) -The road to the NFL began Thursday morning for several Red Raiders as Texas Tech hosted its annual Pro Day event inside the Football Training Facility and the Sports Performance Center.

Texas Tech had a total of 28 NFL franchises represented at Pro Day as scouts ran the Red Raiders through a series of timed drills such as the 40-yard dash, the 20-yard shuttle, and the three-cone drill. Participants were also measured in the bench press and vertical jump before performing position-specific drills.

Among its 13 participants, Erik Ezukanma and Colin Schooler put together strong performances throughout the event with Ezukanma running a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash, while also jumping 36.5 in the vertical. Ezukanma, who did not participate in the 40 during the NFL Combine, solidified his position as one of the top wide receivers in the draft after also going through a series of wide receiver drills.

Schooler, meanwhile, was impressive from an explosive standpoint, completing 22 reps on the bench press while also jumping 37.5 in the vertical. Additionally, he showed the speed he demonstrated throughout his two seasons as a Red Raider, running a 4.65 in the 40 as well as a 4.28 in the shuttle and 6.96 in the three-done drill.

Schooler’s 22 reps led all participants, edging the 20 from Jacob Morgenstern, 18 from Josh Burger, 17 from T.J. Storment, and 16 from both McLane Mannix and Travis Koontz. Mannix provided the highest vertical of the day, leaping 38.5 inches overall with Schooler finishing second and DaMarcus Fields in third at 37.0.

Fields and Dawson Deaton did not participate in all drills, instead choosing to use their respective numbers from the NFL Combine. The duo did participate in position drills at the end of Pro Day with Deaton impressing in various offensive line drills and Fields doing the same in pass coverage.

Full unofficial results from Pro Day are located below.

NAME                               40                BENCH      VERTICAL      BROAD JUMP     SHUTTLE         3-CONE

Josh Burger                       5.74             18              23.0               7-6                       4.98                 8.25

Dawson Deaton                --                 --               --                   --                         --                      --

Erik Ezukanma                  4.53             10              36.5               --                         --                      7.18

DaMarcus Fields               --                 11              37.0               9-11                     4.25                 6.95

Jonathan Garibay             --                 --               --                   --                         --                      --

Kaylon Geiger Sr.              4.52             10              34.0               9′10                     4.24                 6.72

Riko Jeffers                       4.93             13              29.5               9′4                       4.39                 7.09

Travis Koontz                    4.89             16              34.5               9′4                       4.60                 7.18

McLane Mannix                4.52             16              38.5               10′4                     4.32                 7.09

Eric Monroe                      4.89             --               32.5               10′0                     4.58                 7.28

Jacob Morgenstern           4.71             20              33.5               10′1                     4.39                 7.13

Colin Schooler                   4.65             22              37.5               10′5                     4.28                 6.96

T.J. Storment                    5.37             17              26.5               8′5                       4.79                 7.84

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