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Missouri Football NFL Pro Day: Russell Hansbrough impressed with his speed

Today was a day for Mizzou seniors to impress NFL scouts and at least one did.

Kentrell Brothers, along with Connor McGovern and Evan Boehm, attended the NFL Draft's Combine in February. Boehm and McGovern only did position drills today. Today was an opportunity for the Missouri seniors who didn't get invited to the combine, Andrew Baggett, Kenya Dennis, Clayton Echard, Russell Hansbrough, Tyler Hunt, Wesley Leftwich and Ian Simon to show off for NFL scouts.

University of Missouri Athletics - @MizzouFootball Pro Day Coverage

Name HT WT Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump 3 cone 60 yard 10 yard 20 yard 40 yard
Kentrell Brothers 6'0 244 19 31.5 11.56 1.62 2.8 4.73
Russell Hansbrough 5'8 192 17 30.5 9 - 6.5 7.36 11.49 1.6 2.71 4.38
Kenya Dennis 5'11 200 17 36 10 - 5 7.12 11.35 1.62 2.58 4.48
Clayton Echard 6'4 261 20 30 9 - 8 7.25 12.48 1.71 2.81 4.82
Ian Simon 5'11 199 15 32 9 - 9 6.87 11.51 1.59 2.69 4.64
Wesley Leftwich 6'1 209 22 36.5 10 - 5.5 11.71 1.57 2.7 4.65
Tyler Hunt 5'9 212 34.5 10 - 0 12.02 1.6 2.73 4.57

Pro day means crunch time for MU draft hopefuls - Columbia Daily Tribune

"This is everything for my draft stock. My pro day is just like my combine," Dennis said. "I have to showcase everything I have, try to get some more people to look at me. It’s so big for me right now, but I’m real calm and I’m looking forward to it."

Pro Day Q and A with...Kenya Dennis - Columbia Daily Tribune

Q: Where do you see yourself playing at the next level?

A: I feel like I could be a nickelback or a safety. I know a few teams would probably want me at safety. Anywhere at defensive back, I think I’ll be pretty comfortable because I’ve played every position on the back end. I think I’d be pretty comfortable, but I really see myself as a Nickel or probably at a safety, or a Cover 2 corner.

Tramel Raggs was on the scene and was able to talk to some of the NFL draft hopefuls. He'll have something up soon.

Mizzou pro day attracts a crowd | Dave Matter

• Three teams brought assistant coaches who put offensive linemen Boehm and McGovern through a lengthy series of position drills: Patriots OL coach Dante Scarnecchia, Colts assistant OL coach Joe Gilbert, Seahawks assistant OL coach Brennan Carroll and Bengals offensive quality control coach Robert Couch. The Seahawks and Chiefs were among a few teams that had multiple representatives on hand. Boehm and McGovern, who both took part in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, sat out all testing drills.

Mizzou's best NFL draft prospects | Eye on the Tigers |

More on Evan Boehm

NFL Draft: Mizzou's Evan Boehm will meet with Kansas City Chiefs in April - Arrowhead Pride

Does Boehm have the versatility that Morse had coming out of college? Rock M Nation: Morse was pretty spectacular in that regard, and I don't think Boehm is THAT. But he did start at guard for his entire true freshman season before playing three years at center. I don't think you could move him outside, even in a pinch, but he's smart and very strong.

More on Connor McGovern

Prospect Spotlight: Connor McGovern, OG Missouri - Field Gulls

Some of you may be familiar with the work Zach Whitman does at his website ( There, he back-calculated SPARQ, Nike's old formula that gives a players's athletic profile a "rating." It takes into account the size, speed, and agility of a player (There is more to it, but for now let's go with that). Well, Connor McGovern has a SPARQ score of 117.9, which is easily the best of any offensive lineman in the 2016 draft. It also puts him in the 89th percentile (top 11%) of all NFL offensive lineman. Pretty impressive.