Bucs Scouting Cornerback In The 11th HourApril 22nd, 2009
Joe continues to scan the globe for Bucs news.
Out of the Honoloulu Advertiser today is a story about the Bucs giving a last-minute personal workout to cornerback Ryan Mouton of the University of Hawaii.
Joe Baker, the Bucs’ new secondary coach, will run him through drills on Friday in Katy, Texas.
Mouton’s offseason performances collectively improved his draft status. He played well in January’s East-West Shrine Game despite suffering a hamstring injury.
At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis in February, Mouton, who is 5 feet 9, had a vertical jump of 39 1/2 inches and broad jump of 10 feet 9. He aggravated his left hamstring three-quarters of the way into the 40-yard dash, finishing in an unofficial 4.48 seconds.
At the UH Pro Day earlier this month in Carson, Calif., Mouton had a broad jump of 11 feet. But he again aggravated his left hamstring halfway through the 40-yard dash. He was timed in 4.42 seconds.
Joe (of JoeBucsFan.com) finds Mouton to be an intriguing prospect not likely to be selected until Sunday’s later rounds of the NFL Draft. The dude has been blowing out 4.4-second 40-yard dash times on a bad hamstring.
Perhaps Dexter Jackson can teach him how to flop to avoid contact and stay healthy.