Combine Report for Ryan Mouton and David Veikune

About how his hamstring is not seriously injured and he’ll run the 40 at UH’s Pro Day on April 2, Mouton said:
“I’ll be OK.” (HA)

HA Note: “Mouton said he “popped” his left hamstring at about the 30-yard mark, and hobbled the rest of the way. Mouton was credited with an “unofficial” time of 4.48 seconds, said his agent Kenny Zuckerman.”

HA Note: “Mouton said he had suffered a tight hamstring during last month’s East-West Shrine Game in Houston. Mouton, who is listed at 5 feet 9 and 187 pounds, was impressive in field drills yesterday. He had a vertical jump of 39 1/2 inches, and a broad jump of 10 feet, 9 inches.”

About how he bench-pressed 225 pounds 35 times, 4th highest at the combine, Veikune said that NFL officials had strict lifting guidelines:
“Anything that was a little off, they’d take off (the total).” (HA)

About how he set a goal of 35 reps, Veikune said:
“I reached it. Anything after that would have been great.” (HA)

HA Note: “In the 40-yard dash, Veikune’s announced official time was 4.87 seconds, ninth best among the linemen. But he said that was the slowest of the recordings by the three timers. One official clocked Veikune at 4.79 seconds. Veikune also completed the L-drill, which is not shown on the NFL Web site, in 4.20 seconds. Because of his success in field drills, Veikune will not compete in lifting or running drills at Pro Day. Instead, he will participate in position drills. He said he will spend the next few weeks working on his back-pedal moves.”

About how he interviewed with every NFL team at the combine, Veikune said:
“(USC quarterback) Mark Sanchez said it was like speed dating.” (HA)

HA Note: “Veikune said he also had one-on-one interviews with the head coaches of the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and Arizona Cardinals.”

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