Weatherspoon shines at Mizzou Pro Day
Linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, a prospect the Falcons showed interest in during last week’s Scouting Combine, worked out today at the University of Missouri’s pro day, and had an impressive work out according to several sources. The Falcons were on hand, as a representative of the team timed him 4.48 in his 40-yard dash, per a report by Dave Matter of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Other reports, including from NFL.com’s Gil Brandt and from ShowMeMizzou.com had Weatherspoon clocked as fast as 4.43 and as “slow” as 4.53.
Weatherspoon also did 35 bench reps of 225 pounds, one more than he did last week at the Combine, matching the top total of that week. Weatherspoon measures 6’1″ 239 pounds and indicated high interest in the Falcons per the reports. To ShowMeMizzou.com, he indicated he would like to play for the Falcons due to the presence of players like Curtis Lofton and former Tiger teammate William Moore. Weatherspoon indicated that he has strong feelings about the Falcons or Saints being potential destinations for him in the first round of the draft.
Other Tigers that worked out included defensive tackle Jaron Baston and defensive end Brian Coulter, who were not invited to the Combine. Baston measured 6’1″ and weighed 304 pounds, ran a 40 in the 5.0-5.29 range and did 26 bench reps. Baston indicated that he could bulk up to play nose tackle in a 3-4 defense which is where most interest has come for him. Coulter measured 6’3″ 251 and had 40s of 5.02 with 15 bench reps, and a 32-inch vertical leap.