Former Oklahoma DB Reggie Smith takes advantage of second Pro Day
NORMAN — Reggie Smith returned home after the Carolina Panthers cut him in late August.
“I’ve been working out a while, and teams haven’t really been calling me,” the former Oklahoma defensive back said.
So the 2007 preseason Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year chose to work out for scouts Wednesday at Oklahoma’s Pro Day, which went much better for Smith than his first one five years ago.
At Oklahoma’s 2008 Pro Day, Smith leaped 39.5 in the vertical jump and ran a 4.65 in the 40-yard dash.
Wednesday, those numbers were 41 and 4.31, respectively.
“The first time I did it wasn’t great,” Smith said. “So hopefully I got good numbers so I can get some more traffic running my way.”
Smith was drafted in the third round of the 2008 draft by the San Francisco 49ers, and played four seasons there, starting seven games in the 2010 season.
He signed with the Panthers last April, but was cut just before the regular season began.
Other former Oklahoma players working out Wednesday were Brian Jackson, who last played for the St. Louis Rams, and Sam Proctor.
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