Brandon Reilly knew he had the speed, and Tuesday he flashed it for NFL personnel during the Nebraska pro day.
The former Husker receiver believed that his fastest 40-yard dash inside the Cook Pavilion was around 4.42 seconds. Although he acknowledged that different teams might have had different clockings, he was happy with where he was at.
At the NFL combine, only eight receivers ran faster than 4.44 during workouts in Indianapolis.
It also was important Tuesday to run some good routes and catch the football, which Reilly also felt he did well.
“I think a lot of teams know I can run,” he said. “I think overall the routes were big. Look smooth and catch every ball.”
Also Tuesday, former NU receiver Alonzo Moore said he thought his 40 time was in the low-4.4s. Moore also thought he was good in some of the agility drills and with his route-running and catching.
“I had a good day,” Moore said. “Better than I thought I would.”
Another former NU receiver, Jordan Westerkamp, did not participate as he continues to rehab an injury and expects to work out for teams next month.
Some other notes from pro day, split between the Osborne Complex weight room and Cook Pavilion:
>> The receivers expected to be catching passes from former NU quarterback Ryker Fyfe, but Fyfe was battling strep throat and unable to go. So that job fell to Chase Haslett, the son of former NFL coach Jim Haslett and a Husker staff member.
>> Former NU quarterback Tommy Armstrong made a few throws, but mostly worked at receiver. Armstrong had a 37½-inch vertical jump and went 10-3 in the broad jump, unofficially.
>> I-back Terrell Newby thought his 40 times were in the 4.4 to 4.5 range, and Newby posted a 35-inch vertical jump.
>> Sam Cotton had a good day, according to offensive lineman Sam Hahn. Cotton and Trey Foster joined Cethan Carter as former Husker tight ends working out.
>> Carter and safety Nate Gerry were the only Huskers invited to the NFL combine. They also took part in drills Tuesday, but both declined interviews afterwards.
>> Along with Westerkamp, linebacker Josh Banderas (wrist) also did not participate Tuesday and will work out for teams in April.