NFL Combine results for Sheldon Day, Romeo Okwara


Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

Sheldon Day wanted to show his quickness on Sunday. So when it came time for defensive ends and linebackers to perform drop coverage drills at the NFL Combine, the 6-foot, 286-pound defensive tackle from Notre Dame joined the fun.

Day’s best events on Sunday came in drills with change of direction. His 4.5-second time in the 20-yard shuttle tied him for 17th in a field of 52 defensive linemen. He finished tied for 21st with a 7.44-second time in the three-cone drill.

Day finished in the lower half for the rest of Sunday’s drills. He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.07 seconds (43rd of 57). Day jumped 30 inches (T-31st of 55) in the vertical and 102 inches (T-48th of 53) in the broad jump.

Irish teammate Romeo Okwara, at 6-5, 265, finished in the top half of all defensive linemen in Sunday’s drills. The defensive end’s best performance came in the broad jump at 120 inches, behind only four defensive linemen. His vertical jump of 33 inches finished tied for 15th.

Okwara ran the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds (20th). He showed decent quickness with a 7.38-second time in the three-cone drill (T-18th) and a 4.53-second time in the 20-yard shuttle (T-24th).

Notre Dame defensive lineman Sheldon Day runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)