OU Pro Day notebook: Ronnell Lewis sees himself more as outside linebacker prospect

Dewar native Ronnell Lewis' is a “tweener,” but the more he goes through the NFL Draft process, the more he sees himself as an outside linebacker prospect — not that he wouldn't be satisfied at end.
By Travis Haney, Staff Writer, thaney@opubco.com Published: March 14, 2012

GIBBS, McDANIELS AMONG THOSE SCOUTING SOONERS

A few familiar faces roamed OU's indoor practice facility Wednesday, among the 41 coaches and scouts representing 29 NFL teams. (Oakland, St. Louis and Tampa Bay were not in attendance, according to OU.)

Pittsburgh great “Mean” Joe Greene was on hand as a Steelers scout. He spoke at length with several players, including end Frank Alexander.

Former Sooners coach Gary Gibbs, now Kansas City's linebackers coach, worked out OU's linebackers.

Former Minnesota head coach Mike Tice, now Chicago's offensive line coach, was present, as was former Denver head coach and current New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels.

WINCHESTER STANDS OUT IN 40-YARD DASH, OTHER WORKOUTS

One draft analyst website joked — or perhaps it wasn't joking — that James Winchester had the best workout ever by a long snapper.

The athletic receiver from Washington ran a 4.58-second 40, had a 38-inch vertical and jumped 11 1/2 feet in the broad jump.

Several members of Winchester's family attended the event.

OU ADDS ‘BIG BOOMER BARBECUE' TO SPRING GAME LINEUP

Oklahoma will hold a pre-spring-game barbecue outside Owen Field on April 14 as, it says, a “thank you” to fans.

For $10, fans can enjoy a variety of local barbecue and have access to autographs and kids' amusement rides.

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