Connor Halliday and Vince Mayle were each recovering from injuries at WSU's pro day. But scouts were on hand to watch them workout Wednesday.
While these things are usually held indoors, the Cougars braved the elements on a windy, at times rainy, Pullman morning in which the temperature never got above 40 degrees.
Mayle, still wearing a wrap on his broken thumb, struggled during his first attempts at a 40-yard dash, unofficially running in the 4.7 range. On his final attempt, however, he clocked just over a 4.5, pretty good considering the conditions.
While Mayle was running, Halliday warmed up by playing catch with former Seahawks quarterback Jim Zorn, who coached Halliday's dad for two seasons as the Boise State quarterbacks coach.
Halliday threw 70 passes on the day to Mayle, former Eastern Washington receiver Cory Mitchell and former WSU receiver Jeffrey Solomon. Theron West and Marcus Mason also ran routes as running backs. Halliday completed 64 of his passes and the six misses were all drops, although a couple of those completed throws would have been incomplete if not for great plays by the receiver.
Mayle made a couple nice snares to bail out his quarterback, but also had a couple drops and it was obvious the wrap is affecting him.
Mayle said he hasn't been able to work out in two weeks but weighed in at a svelte 222 pounds. Halliday checked in at 199.
I saw scouts from around 10 NFL teams there and Scot McCloughan, the general manager of the NFL team in Washington D.C., was on hand as well.