Oklahoma offensive tackle Phil Loadholt worked out Tuesday at the Sooners pro day in Norman, Okla., and it is believed the Bears' Southwest scout Chris Ballard was on hand.
That's no surprise. The OU pro day is one of the big draws every year. Minnesota coach Brad Childress was on hand. Loadholt, who worked out at the scouting combine last month, put up 26 reps on the bench at 225 pounds. He checked in again at 6-7, 332 pounds, which is what he measured in Indianapolis. He substantially improved his broad jump to 8 feet, 9 inches, 10 inches better than his effort at the combine.
Loadholt probably figures to be a second-round pick and he's a player on the Bears' radar. He played left tackle at OU but projects as a right tackle in the NFL with the ability to be a dominant run blocker. You can check out all the results from the workout right here.
*** Although we couldn't come up with any visual evidence this time, it's believed Southeast scout Mark Sadowski moved over to Auburn's pro day on Tuesday, a day after being at Georgia Tech. All 32 teams were represented at the workout where ex-Bears tight end Cooper Wallace worked out.
*** Marcus Monk, one of the Bears' five seventh-round draft picks last year, worked out at the Arkansas pro day. Monk is looking to get back in the league. He spent some time with the New York Giants after being cut, and then re-joined the Razorbacks basketball team. The main attraction at the pro day was center Jonathan Luigs.
*** Special teams coordinator Dave Toub reportedly put Missouri kicker Jeff Wolfert through a workout. Don't read into that too much. Toub, a longtime assistant coach at the school, was back at the Columbia, Mo., campus as a keynote speaker at a coaching clinic. Wonder how many coaches the program has fired wind up coming back and speaking.