NFL Eyes Asamoah at Workout

Jon Asamoah
Jon Asamoah

April 8, 2010

Illinois senior guard Jon Asamoah performed very well today at a personal workout in front of representatives from 18 NFL teams. Asamoah was put through the gauntlet at the Irwin Indoor Facility as he was measured and timed in several different drills.

He measured at 6-foot-4-inches and weighed in at 308 pounds. Asamoah, a native of Park Forest, Ill., posted a vertical jump of 27.5 inches and performed 22 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press. He was recently released by doctors to begin lifting again after suffering a broken shoulder during practices for the Senior Bowl. It was just the second time he lifted 225 pounds since being released. Asamoah posted an impressive time of 5.04 seconds in the 40-yard dash.

Round 1 of the NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 22, beginning at 6:30 pm CT. Rounds 2-3 are scheduled for Friday, April 23 beginning at 5 pm CT and rounds 4-7 are scheduled for Saturday, April 24 beginning at 9 am CT.