KU Pro Day goes in different directions for Dineen, Wise

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (WIBW) - Joe Dineen and Daniel Wise experienced everything together during four years at Kansas.

And as they both participated in KU's Pro Day on Wednesday, the two former Jayhawks were there for each other for an event that went in different directions for each.

Dineen, who's been projected as a late-round NFL pick or undrafted free agent, only got to participate in the 40-yard dash. He ran it three times and hurt his right hamstring on the third attempt.

The former KU linebacker was disappointed to not be able to show his skill to pro scouts in all of the drills the day had to offer. But he made it a point to stay and cheer on his teammates.

"It was important for me not to just sit there and pout and feel sorry for myself," Dineen said. "That's why I wanted to go out down there and support my guys. I wish I was out there, but I just felt like I had to stick around and keep guys going a little bit out here."

He didn't have to really keep Wise going. The defensive lineman had an impressive day, smoothly running through drills and impressing those in attendance.

As Wise continues to go through the NFL Draft process, he said he's trying to just stay level-headed.

"Relax through it all and don't get too worked up about anything," Wise said. "Don't get too down on myself or too high about anything."

He doesn't have to be as long as Dineen is around to provide some hype.

"Daniel is just a football player," Dineen said. "I mean, his drills, he's smooth. He looks real good when he moves. He's gonna make a lot of money."