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Malcom Brown of Texas put through intense pro day workout


Representatives from all 32 NFL teams -- including New England Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, three defensive line coaches, three linebacker coaches and a defensive backs coach -- were present for Texas' pro day on Tuesday, when 17 players worked out indoors on FieldTurf.

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Defensive tackle Malcom Brown (6-foot-2 3/8, 323 pounds) stood on his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine and concentrated on his positional workout, which was challenging. Each of the three defensive line coaches in attendance at the pro day took turns putting Brown through drills. Brown worked through the very tough workout and was impressive. A number of NFL Media analysts project Brown to be a first-round selection in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Running back Malcolm Brown (5-11 1/2, 219) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 and 4.5 seconds, and then stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine, where he was a top performer in his position group in the three-cone drill and 60-yard shuttle. Brown had a really good pro day positional workout. He went through his workout with the wide receivers and caught the ball well coming out of the backfield, leaving everybody pleased with his performance.

Cornerback Quandre Diggs (5-8 7/8, 198) had a 9-foot-11 broad jump and stood on the rest of his combine numbers. Diggs had a good pro day workout, displaying good ball skills and quickness. Diggs' brother, Quentin Jammer, also played at Texas and was a first-round selection by the San Diego Chargers in the 2002 NFL Draft.

Outside linebacker Jordan Hicks (6-1 1/2, 233) also stood on his combine numbers, where he was a top performer among linebackers in the vertical jump, three-cone drill and 60-yard shuttle. Hicks looked really good dropping into space during the positional workout, moving around really well. Hicks helped his draft aspirations quite a bit at the pro day.

Defensive end Cedric Reed (6-5 1/8, 271) has a left knee issue and was not able to participate in the pro day workouts (he was only able to do the bench press while in Indianapolis for the combine).

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Wide receiver Jaxon Shipley (6-0 1/8, 192) ran the 40 in 4.58 and 4.49 seconds. He had a 35-inch vertical jump and 10-foot broad jump. He did the 20-yard short shuttle in 4.4 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.93 seconds. He also performed 10 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. Shipley is a very good receiver with very good hands. He is likely going to either be a seventh-round selection in the NFL draft or a priority free-agent pickup for a team.

Tight end Geoff Swaim (6-4 3/8, 252) ran the 40 in 4.7 seconds on both attempts. He had a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 10-foot-4 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.52 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.31 seconds. Swaim caught the ball well, and showed better speed in the pro day drills than he does on the field. Swaim might have worked his way into be a sixth- or seventh-round draft choice.

Defensive back Mykkele Thompson (6-0 5/8, 200) ran the 40 in 4.47 and 4.48 seconds. He had a 36-inch vertical jump and 10-foot-9 broad jump. He did the short shuttle in 4.46 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.97 seconds. He also performed 18 strength lifts. Thompson primarly played safety for the Longhorns, but moved into a cornerback spot when the team went into a five-defensive back set. He is a player that if an NFL team signs him, it must decide if Thompson will be a big corner or an undersized safety. Thompson has a chance to get drafted, but should be a priority free-agent pickup for sure.

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