NORMAN — Former Oklahoma cornerback Aaron Colvin plans to be sprinting on the field again by April 23 — roughly three weeks before the 2014 NFL Draft.
“I’ve been on the treadmill, in the pool, doing squats, leg press, a lot of stuff for my quads, really,” said Colvin, who suffered a torn ACL during Senior Bowl week in January.
Colvin appeared before NFL scouts Wednesday at OU’s Pro Day, but was obviously unable to participate in any drills.
Asked where he thought he would be drafted before the injury, Colvin said, “I was going first (round). There was no question; I was going first.”
Now, he said NFL teams are telling him to be patient.
“They’ve been telling me that it’s going to come,” Colvin said. “They’ve been telling me a lot of things haven’t changed draft-wise and not to worry about the draft. They said I’ll be fine. I wasn’t really worried about it before. It’s been on my mind some, but it’s something that you have to get over. Whatever team I go to, I have to work and get on the field.”
The former Owasso High School standout started 36 games throughout his OU career and appeared in 50. He spent his senior season battling injuries, though.
He suffered a concussion in the Sooners’ second 2013 game and missed the next one, then left Oklahoma’s 41-12 loss at Baylor in early November with a shoulder injury that forced him to miss the next week’s game against Iowa State.
Colvin was a first-team All-Big 12 selection both as a junior and a senior. He finished his career with 234 tackles, five interceptions and 23 pass break-ups.