The NCAA career leader in receptions, Ryan Broyles, worked out Thursday for approximately 45 minutes inside Oklahoma's Everest Training Center in front of scouts representing 12 different NFL franchises. Less than five months after suffering a torn ACL in Oklahoma's Nov. 5 win over Texas A&M, Broyles clocked a time of 4.57 in the 40-yard dash.
The two-time All-American also recorded a vertical leap of 32.5 inches while weighing in at 188 pounds, his listed playing weight as a senior at Oklahoma, in his biggest test since his injury.
"I feel like today I showed up and showed I've been working hard. I have definitely been timing well. The scouts said the same thing," said Broyles. "They don't expect me to be full speed and I don't expect the same. Being competitive, I wish it was in the 4.3 range. That's not the scenario. It just shows that I am working hard. I am getting my lateral movement back as well."
Following the vertical leap and 40-yard dash, Broyles ran a handful of routes for the NFL representatives in attendance.
"I wanted to keep going. I have been working for months doing all my routes. So for them to cut it short shows that they have respect for me as a ball catcher. I have been working for it," added Broyles. "I have been working hard these past few months just to show that I am a competitor. I am going to compete. I am going to be ready for camp. I am on my way."