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2011 NFL Draft: Hunter impresses (again) at OSU Pro Day & more pro day notes

Running back Kendall Hunter continued to burn up draft boards with his workout at Oklahoma State's Pro Day.
Running back Kendall Hunter continued to burn up draft boards with his workout at Oklahoma State's Pro Day.

Oklahoma State running back Kendall Hunter isn't replacing Jacquizz Rodgers on draftniks' draft boards because of some random movement in the cosmos. From his media appearance at the Combine to his workout and now at OSU's Pro Day, Hunter continues to say and do the right things, reassuring scouts that the results on tape will translate to the NFL...spread offense be damned. 

Hunter bested his Combine forty time today in Stillwater, OK. He ran a 4.43 today, beating his Combine time of 4.53 by a full tenth of a second. Oh, he also did that outside in the wind on a 38-degree day. Miserable conditions; sublime workout. People are now talking about Hunter as a second round pick. 

More Pro Day poop after the jump, including the whereabouts of one Billy Devaney.

With notable Pro Days such as Auburn and Arkansas happening yesterday, where do you think Rams GM Billy Devaney was? In Chicago, of course, taking in the scene at Northwestern's Pro Day, which also included some prospects from smaller schools in the area. 

The highest rated Northwestern prospect working out was DT Corbin Bryant. He put up 31 reps on the bench press. An All-Big 10 Honorable Mention, he currently projects as a late round pick or free agent. A couple other players generating some buzz by Lake Michigan:

A couple of long shots whom scouts were buzzing about were North Central linebacker Matt Wenger, who ran a 4.58 at 233 pounds, and St. Xavier wide receiver Mike Maher, who showed excellent quickness in the shuttles.

The Patriots have already set up a workout with Bryant.

Rams scouts were one of several teams that came away impressed from Huntsville, AL yesterday after watching DT Frank Kearse from Alabama A&M work out. 

Tony Pauline from TFY Draft Insider reports on a couple under-the-radar guys who put on a show at Kent State's Pro Day today

Highly considered safety Brian Lainhart ran 4.55s in the forty, touched 37.5-inches in the vertical jump and completed 28 reps on the bench. Lainhart is considered a thinking man's defensive back yet his marks today could push him into the late rounds.

Linebacker Corbani Mixon, who began his career at Michigan before transferring to Kent State, put on a show for linebackers. Potentially a weak-side linebacker in the NFL, Mixon clocked 4.65s in the forty then later completed 39 reps on the bench besides touching 35.5 inches on the vertical jump. Scouts have always loved Mixon's potential and he's a prospect that's fallen under the radar screen.

 Take any and all Pro Day reports with a grain of salt. These events are just one part of the big picture when it comes to setting a draft board.