Some scouts may not have recognized Wyoming wide receiver Robert Herron on Monday morning, but they certainly knew his name by Monday night.

The senior wideout from Los Angeles was named the player of the day for wide receivers at the Senior Bowl practice on Monday.

Herron, who caught 20 touchdowns and racked up 2,030 yards in his Wyoming career, didn't have the most impressive measurables on display. He was measured at 5'8 and 7/8", despite being listed at 5-10 at Wyoming. He weighed in at 193 pounds.

Once he started playing, though, Herron quickly separated himself from the pack. The receiver -- placed on the North team for Saturday's game -- used his 4.3-40 speed and impressive hands to gain separation and haul in passes from Clemson's Tajh Boyd, Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas and Miami's Stephen Morris.

CBS NFL Draft analyst Dane Brugler listed Herron alongside Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis and Oregon's Josh Huff as receivers who showed why they deserve to be top-100 picks in the upcoming draft.

Regarding Herron's performance, NBC Sports' John Harris said, "There’s something about a guy that just gets open. All. The. Time. Wyoming slot WR Robert Herron did that all day long."

Prior to Monday's practice, NBC Sports' Josh Norris also placed Herron at No. 14 in his list of the top 20 prospects at the Senior Bowl.

Wyoming senior safety Marqueston Huff also competed at Monday's Senior Bowl practice, though he played cornerback because of a lack of depth on the North Team. According to multiple media accounts, Huff struggled at times in man-to-man coverage -- an unsurprising development considering that Huff is a more of a natural safety.

Here's more sideline reaction on Herron's big day:

Reach reporter Mike Vorel at Mike.Vorel@trib.com. Follow him on Twitter @MikeVorel.

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conservation know it all

Way to go Robert, I love the Steve Smith comparison! When is the last time Wyoming had 2 guys get drafted in the NFL in the same year?

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