Despite not working out during Monday’s Pro Day in Norman, tight end Jermaine Gresham still found a way to leave an impression. Gresham was one of the receivers catching passes from Sam Bradford. Gresham teamed up with NFL free agent Josh Reed and OU teammates Adron Tennell, Chris Brown and Brody Eldridge to catch passes. Bradford had just one throw that looked off target, but Gresham still was able to reach back and catch the ball that was thrown behind him. Gresham didn’t show any effects from the knee injury that kept him out all of last season. Despite missing the year, Gresham is still expected to be picked in the first round, though he said he wouldn’t be disappointed if he didn’t. "Not at all. That’s up to the teams,” Gresham said. "I’m just anxious to get somewhere and start playing because I’ve been out all year. It doesn’t matter where I go or where I’m picked. As long as I get an opportunity, I’ll be happy.” OU coach Bob Stoops said Gresham helped his stock with the performance. "I don’t think there’s any question,” Stoops said. "There’s an awful lot of people that are highly interested in him, and he caught the ball great and ran well, which you knew he would.”
McCoy abstains from bench pressOU’s other possible No. 1 pick, McCoy, was planning to bench press during Sam Bradford’s pro day. McCoy wasn’t pleased with the 23 reps of 225 pounds he put up during the NFL Scouting Combine. McCoy, however, decided recently he wasn’t going to bench, and instead was a spectator during Bradford’s big day. "I was advised I didn’t have to do it,” McCoy said. "What I was told by scouts is that it doesn’t really correlate to how you play because some of the best players ever didn’t do that many. It’s cool.”
Gerald McCoy DayToday officially is Gerald McCoy Day, compliments of Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, who will make the proclamation at City Hall at 8:30 a.m. The Southeast High School drum line, of which McCoy is a past member, will perform. McCoy will have a private workout with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers inside the Everest Training Facility on Wednesday and is scheduled to work out next week with the Rams.
Eldridge overcomes neck injuryTight end Brody Eldridge, who is hoping to land on an NFL roster, had a solid performance before the numerous scouts who flew to Norman to watch Bradford. During Bradford’s passing workout, Eldridge didn’t drop a single pass. He also showed he has good speed for a block-first tight end, running the 40-yard dash in 4.75 seconds. "I ran well, caught the ball well,” Eldridge said. "Those were the two knocks people had on me, but I really did well.” There was concern that Eldridge’s football career would be over after he sustained a season-ending neck injury at Nebraska. Originally, the injury was diagnosed as an AC joint sprain, but turned out to be a stress fracture in his neck. "Doctor (Brock) Schnebel took good care of me,” Eldridge said. "At the combine, they ran a number of tests on me, and everything checked out.”
PCN’s Wilson takes in Bradford workoutThere aren’t many people who have seen Sam Bradford throw the ball more than his high school coach, Putnam North’s Bob Wilson. Wilson watched Bradford’s workout Monday morning, and though the workout drew rave reviews from the NFL personnel, for Wilson it was just the same old Sam. "There’s not any difference of opinion for me after that,” Wilson said. "What you see is what you get with him. If you’ve watched him for the last few years and you’re not a believer yet, I don’t know what to tell you.”