Martin Mayhew is a busy man. Just days after wrapping up the NFL Combine in Indianapolis, free agency started and kept the entire Lions organization busy. There were lots of moves made during the first few days of free agency, and there were probably many more potential moves that we never heard about because nothing ended up actually happening. Needless to say, I'm sure Mayhew spent quite a bit of time working the phones since Friday.
Now, though, as free agency starts to die down a little, it's time to turn the focus back to the draft. Although lots of scouting was done in Indy just a week or so ago, pro days are now taking place at colleges across the country, including some big-name schools this week, such as Oklahoma. As expected, Mayhew was at the Sooners' pro day to continue to scout a potential first-round pick in Gerald McCoy.
General manager Martin Mayhew attended Oklahoma’s pro day today, along with many other NFL officials, including Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo, whose team holds the No. 1 overall pick.
Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy didn’t go through some of the drills he did at the NFL scouting combine, such as the bench press, even though he did only 23 reps of 225 pounds in Indianapolis. But McCoy measured 6-feet-4 and 298 pounds and went through some position drills.
Oklahoma State left tackle Russell Okung’s pro day is Wednesday. Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh’s is Thursday.
McCoy is planning on doing the bench press again on March 25, which is when Sam Bradford will be holding his own pro day. In the meantime, I'm sure the Lions, and more specifically Martin Mayhew, will be ready to check out Russell Okung today and Ndamukong Suh tomorrow.
For a look at the full schedule of pro days, click here.