OSU pro day notebook: Quinn Sharp disappointed in performance

Former Cowboys kicker has a rare subpar performance during Tuesday's pro day.
by Gina Mizell Published: March 12, 2013

“I feel defensive end is much more reactionary, whereas tight end's a little bit more controlled,” Bassett said. “Me being kind of a mental guy — definitely kind of specializing on the mental aspect of the game — I think that's going to help me convert to tight end.”

HUBERT ANYIAM HOPING FOR SECOND CHANCE AT NFL

Hubert Anyiam's pro day wardrobe included a Carolina Panthers shirt worn inside out, a sign of the former Cowboy wide receiver's brief NFL past that he's trying to rekindle.

Anyiam, who finished his OSU career in 2011, has often been hampered by injuries. That bad luck continued in the NFL when, after a brief stint in camp with the San Diego Chargers, Anyiam was waived by the Panthers in August following a hamstring injury.

So Anyiam came back to Stillwater, taking advantage of OSU's facilities and coaches during the training process. He said he's finally back to 100 percent healthy, and it showed with the day's best 40-yard dash time of 4.48 seconds.

He hopes that all leads to another shot at the NFL.

“I just feel like it's going to be a good journey this time,” Anyiam said. “…I wasn't about to give up over no injury. Unless a doctor told me to stop playing, that was the only way I was going to stop playing.

“If it's just a surgery here and the doctor told me I can get back to 100 percent and keep playing the sport I love, I'm gonna keep doing it. I feel like it's worth it in my head.”

EXTRA POINTS

*Scouts from 25 NFL teams attended Tuesday's workouts. One was Hall of Famer “Mean Joe” Greene, the former anchor of Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain defense.

*Doug Meacham, the former OSU inside receivers coach who was hired as Houston's offensive coordinator in January, was in attendance. So was new Cowboys' defensive backs coach Tim Duffie.

*Offensive lineman Lane Taylor earned one of the biggest applauses of the day when he completed 31 bench press reps of 225 pounds.

by Gina Mizell
OSU Sports Reporter
Gina Mizell joined The Oklahoman in August of 2011 as the Oklahoma State beat writer, where she covered the Cowboys' historic run to the Big 12 championship and Fiesta Bowl in her first season on the job. Before arriving in Stillwater, Gina was...
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