Washington State receiver Brandon Gibson worked out for NFL scouts this afternoon at Chief Sealth High in West Seattle.
And he had a good showing, with scouts from at least 10 NFL teams looking on, including representatives from the Seattle Seahawks and ex-Seahawks executive Randy Mueller, now in the front office of the San Diego Chargers.
Even in the less-than ideal weather, with some rain and wind whipping across the field, Gibson put up decent numbers. He ran between a 4.55 and 4.63 in the 40-yard dash, jumped 34 inches in his vertical leap and 9 feet, five inches in the standing broad job. Gibson measured in at just over six feet tall, and weighed in at 206 pounds.
"The conditions weren’t great," Gibson said. "I don’t really think that’s an excuse, but I didn’t perform to the best of my abilities. But sometimes you play in the rain, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes you play in the snow, so I got to just go with it. I think overall I did okay. Hopefully, I can improve on some stuff, maybe run again, but I think that’s up in the air."
Gibson excelled at what’s he’s best known for, running precise routes and catching the ball with authority. Gibson’s currently ranked No. 21 among receivers in this year’s draft according to NFL Draft Scout.com.
Gibson, who played high school ball at Rogers High in Puyallup, did not drop a ball during the route-running portion of the workout, with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Jeff Rowe handling the throwing duties.
"I think I’m a good route runner and I catch the ball well and attack everything, so I definitely think I did a good job at the end of the workout," Gibson said.
Gibson said he has a workout and a visit scheduled for the Seahawks April 6.
Gibson did not workout during Washington State’s pro day two weeks ago, choosing to wait a little longer for a hamstring injury that he injured during the Senior Bowl in January fully heal. He did do the bench press, lifting 225 pounds 10 times.
Gibson attended the NFL Scouting Combine in February but didn’t run because of the injured hamstring.
Currently, Gibson is projected to be drafted in the second day of the draft, between the third and seventh round.
"I’m not a highly sought out draft pick," Gibson said. "But I think I had a good showing and hopefully the coaches came away impressed."