Dres Anderson back practicing after season-ending knee injury in October, sights set on NFL

Posted at 10:31 PM, Apr 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-15 00:31:17-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- He was the Utes top wide receiver before he went down with a season-ending knee injury in October.

But, Dres Anderson is back and is trying to earn a spot in the NFL.

"I'm not injured anymore, my knee is good, and I feel like I put on a good show today," Dres said after his workout.

He had quite the crowd watching. Scouts from more than 12 NFL teams came to watch Dres.

The Baltimore Ravens even sent out there wide receiver coach, Bobby Engram to watch.

"That's big. I am happy that these teams show interest and that I am still on the radar," Dres said. "After missing the last seven games, you can kind of feel forgotten but I am happy that these teams still have interest in me."

His dad, a former NFL wide receiver, watched from the sidelines.

"It gives me goose pimples every time," 'Flipper' Anderson said. "Even as a freshman when I saw him run out there, it was just unbelievable to see my son playing out there with all those big guys. It's a joy just to have your son to come behind you in your footsteps."

Dres said he’s been dreaming about joining the NFL his whole life.

"My father was in the NFL for ten years, grew up watching him and really looking up to him. So, finally to carry on his name is a great thing for me," he said.

Being a wide receiver, Dres needed a quarterback, so former BYU quarterback Christian Stewart was given a call.

For Dres, this was his first time around Stewart.

"I know he went to BYU and I'm happy he just didn't try to sabotage me today," Dres said with a laugh.

"Dres is a great receiver," Stewart said. "I have heard a lot about him, watched his film, and so I was excited to come throw to him and see first-hand just how special of a receiver he is."

Dres Anderson is predicted to be picked somewhere in the third or fourth round of the NFL draft.