Three days before the NFL supplemental draft, one of the eligible players conducted a Pro Day workout, and his numbers weren’t impressive.
Former Texas Christian University running back Ed Wesley measured 5-foot-8 and weighed 196 pounds, and he ran the 40-yard dash twice, once in 4.68 seconds and and once in 4.72 seconds, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com. A 4.7-second 40 for a running back who weighs less than 200 pounds just isn’t the kind of size/speed combination NFL teams are looking for. It appears unlikely that Wesley will be drafted.
That doesn’t mean he won’t play in the NFL, though. Wesley’s agent, Jordan Woy, says about a dozen teams attended the workout and about another half-dozen have shown interest. If Wesley isn’t chosen in the supplemental draft, he becomes a free agent who can sign with any NFL team, and it wouldn’t be at all surprising to see some team give him a shot at training camp.
Former Baylor receiver Josh Gordon, who’s likely to be the only player selected in the supplemental draft, will run for scouts on Tuesday.