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March 13, 2014

OSU Pro Day successful

STILLWATER, Okla. — The NFL is what most young football players dream about after putting on their helmet for the first couple of times.

Thursday morning in the weight room at Boone Pickens Stadium and at Sherman E. Smith Training Center 26 former Oklahoma State Cowboys showed their talents to 42 total NFL personnel during OSU’s Pro Day.

Former Cowboys made their mark on many NFL scouts throughout drills during the morning.

Alex Elkins and Evan Epstein joined this year’s Cowboys that declared for the NFL.

Daytawion Lowe posted a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash and leaped to a 37.5 vertical. Lowe was pleased with his performance.

“I think it went well. There is always room for improvement but overall I think today went pretty well,” Lowe said. “It’s been a lot of fun but it’s also been a lot of hard work and dedication. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity so I’m taking advantage of it.”

Justin Gilbert elected not to run the 40-yard dash and used his NFL Combine time of 4.37 seconds. Gilbert used a lot of his numbers from the NFL Combine but did turn heads during position workouts.

“I wanted to but my agent said my time was pretty good at the combine and I didn’t need to run. I talked with coach Glass a couple days ago when I was still trying to decide whether or not to run the 40 and he said I had one of the fastest times there so I didn’t really need to run. I relaxed a little bit today and just kind of took it easy,” Gilbert said.

Tyler Patmon had a nice day with a 20-yard shuttle time of 4.12 seconds and 60-yard shuttle time of 11.23 seconds. Patmon also ran the three cone drill in 6.8 seconds.

Parker Graham got the weight room excited with his 29 bench-press reps.

Josh Stewart ran the 40-yard dash in 4.59 seconds and the 20-yard shuttle in 4.32 seconds. Stewart was impressive with his hands during route-running.

“My goal was to come out here today and just be better. I wanted to have a better day than I did at the combine and just work really hard because that is all I can do. I think I did that today so I’m excited and looking forward to the coming months,” Stewart said.

Many Cowboys and football players dream of playing in the NFL. Just having the opportunity to show off their talent in front of NFL scouts can get the blood pumping.

“I’ve pictured this day ever since I was little in Pop Warner football. It’s finally about to come true and I just thank God for the many blessings he bestowed upon me,” Gilbert said.

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