Scouts interested in Peterson’s pass-catching ability
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NORMAN, Okla. — Former Oklahoma running back Adrian Peterson, rated the No. 1 running back in the 2007 draft and a possible No. 3 overall pick by the Cleveland Browns, spent a good deal of time catching passes at the Sooners pro day workout Tuesday, something he did little of in his three seasons as a player.
Peterson ran the short shuttle on Tuesday, the only drill he didn’t complete at last month’s NFL combine, then went through an individual workout, mostly working as a wide receiver to test his hands.
According to scouts who watched the workout, Peterson spent time both working out of the slot and split-out wide, caught every pass that was catchable during the drill and impressed scouts with his fluidness as a receiver.
“You can really tell he’s been working on his hands,” Browns general manager Phil Savage said.
Peterson had only 24 receptions in the 31 games he played at Oklahoma,