OSU pro day notebook: Defensive back Daytawion Lowe opens some eyes

The Oklahoma State weightroom was mostly quiet as players tested their verticals at Pro Day on Thursday. Then Lowe jumped. He had the day’s best vertical at 371/2 inches.
By Cody Stavenhagen, For The Oklahoman Published: March 13, 2014

The Oklahoma State weightroom was mostly quiet as players tested their verticals at Pro Day on Thursday.

Then Daytawion Lowe jumped.

The room exploded with noise as teammates reacted to his first leap and pumped him up for a second attempt.

Lowe ended up with the day’s best vertical at 37½ inches.

Lowe, an All-Big 12 pick at safety, later ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash. Only one safety ran a faster time at the NFL Scouting Combine last month in Indianapolis.

On a day 26 players worked out, Lowe’s showing grabbed the most attention. If Lowe has his way, that attention won’t be limited to Stillwater.

“I hope so,” said Lowe, a former Carl Albert High standout. “It’s hard to tell with what everyone is doing throughout the country. But that was my goal, to move up today.”

BARNETT FIGHTING MENISCUS TEAR

Defensive tackle Calvin Barnett fought through pain Thursday, but it was nothing new.

Barnett revealed Thursday he tore his left meniscus and continued to play after Oklahoma State’s game against Kansas State on Oct. 5.

Barnett said he had surgery Jan. 10 and has been recovering since.

Despite being at only 80 percent, Barnett gave Pro Day a shot. He said he plans to schedule another organized workout in April.