For Dres Anderson, the former Utah receiver, being put on the shelf, and seeing his possible NFL dreams fade due to injury has to have been challenging for someone with such a bright future. On Tuesday, Dres was given the opportunity to show NFL scouts that the knee injury that he suffered during the USC game was put behind him.
In front of more than a dozen NFL scouts, Dres ran between a 4.35 and 4.43 40 time, which is huge for a wide receiver coming off of a knee injury. He also had a broad jump of 10-feet 1-inch, and he had a much needed exhibition of catching passes, as he did not drop a single ball. No doubt, Dres really helped his stock in the eyes of various scouts, and he believes he could be drafted in the 3rd or the 4th round.
The question will be how will the scouts and NFL teams penalize Dres for some of the drop problems he had during his career at Utah? He's always had a lot of the measurables, which he reaffirmed at his Pro Day, but will some of those bad drops hurt Dres, and if so, how much? At the very least, after not seeing live action for so long, Dres Anderson has put his name back into the NFL conversation.