After showing out at Kentucky’s NFL Pro Day, a short time after being snubbed an invitation for the NFL Combine, Westry is officially an NFL player.
Though he ultimately went undrafted, Westry was quickly signed by the Dallas Cowboys following the NFL Draft, according to NFL reporter Christian Shanafelt.
After a solid four years for the Kentucky Wildcats, the defensive back was snubbed an invitation to the NFL Combine, but he used it as motivation to really prove himself at the Pro Day held at the University of Kentucky. Westry, who is 6-4, posted a 38-inch vertical and tallied an unofficial 4.31 40-yard dash.
To emphasize the snub, only two players that participated in the the entire NFL Combine ran a better time, one with 4.29 and the other with 4.30.
In his four years with the Wildcats, Westry never missed a game. Hw played in 51 games and started in 34.
Westry ended his career with 134 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, 2 sacks, 15 pass breakups, three interceptions, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one quarterback hurry. Strong, solid numbers for a defensive back playing in the SEC if you ask me.
There is nothing that shows more character than how a player responds to controversy and being snubbed an opportunity when they well deserved it. The Cowboys are giving Westry a shot, and I think it’s a chance that’ll pay off in the long run.
Congratulations to Westry, way to keep pushing for your dreams, even when it looked bleak. Players who push harder and keep trying are the ones who deserve this most.