White's workout could cause fall

Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and Winston Justice were impressive. But a poor showing at USC's pro day could drop LenDale White to the bottom of the first round.

Originally Published: April 3, 2006
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.
As expected, running back Reggie Bush, quarterback Matt Leinart and offensive tackle Winston Justice were brilliant at USC's pro day Sunday.

In front of coaches and scouts from all 32 teams, as well as nearly 3,000 fans and media members, Bush dazzled with a 4.33-second 40-yard dash at 202 pounds. The projected top overall pick in the 2006 draft also rattled off 24 reps of the standard 225-pound bench press and finished with excellent results in the broad jump (10-feet 8½ inches) and vertical jump (40½ inches). Scouts did not need to witness him in receiving drills but Bush participated nonetheless, showing exceptional hands and route running skills when split out as a wide receiver.

Leinart does not have great arm strength but he displayed a strong enough arm to make all the necessary throws in the passing session, which included 50 attempts. During that session, Leinart's touch, timing and presence were especially impressive. Leinart did not run a 40-yard dash, nor is he expected to between now and draft weekend. However, the 6-foot-4¾, 224-pound southpaw did rip off 26 reps on the bench press and impressed scouts with his leg explosion in the broad jump (9-5) and vertical jump (37 inches).


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