“I felt like (the appeal) set me back a little bit,” Nelson said. “But once everybody found out I was coming out, things were quickly set in motion. I feel like I’m 100 percent. I feel like I’m back where I need to be. I’m back to feeling like I felt back at the beginning of the season. It’s an amazing feeling.”
Fullback Trey Millard also is recovering from an injury during the season and has his sights on making it to the league.
“I’m running pretty confidently,” Millard said. “The next step is kind of changing direction. Right now, I’m just running straight, but I’m doing well with it. It’s encouraging. There’s still a lot of interest (from NFL teams). Unfortunately, I’m not able to really do anything here, but there’s quite a bit of film from over the years, so hopefully that speaks for itself.”
Some of the top performances of the day included offensive lineman Bronson Irwin lifting 225 pounds 30 times, receiver Jaz Reynolds’ 10’5 broad jump and running back Roy Finch posting a 4.4 in the 40-yard dash.
“I felt I did pretty good.” Finch said. “Just very solid in the running back drills. Wanted to show them I can play slot, catch the ball real good out of my break. Just be very explosive in everything and finish. And be one of the top performers and have them walk away and say he was a very explosive player, we want him on our team. I feel like I came up with a pretty impressive performance.”
While Finch was able to show all his skills, former Sooner tailback Dominique Whaley wasn’t able to do as much. Whaley, who injured his leg two years ago, participated in the Pro Day last year, but he wasn’t fully healthy and didn’t have a good performance.