Dude is an athlete- fluid, smooth, good explosion
I must admit, he’s looking pretty good. I still hope we can trade back to get him if that’s what we decide to do, though. That will be very hard to pull off–teams hate to trade up into the top five. Even Mel Kiper has said as much.
Pro day attracted more than 50 NFL personnel from 30 teams to the Caven-Williams Sports Complex to time and test Clady and other former Boise State football players.
Clady ran his 40-yard dash in 5.18 seconds, unofficially. He showcased a vertical leap of 31 inches and a broad jump of nine feet. All three efforts would have placed him in the top 10 among lineman at the NFL Scouting Combine. The vertical was better than any offensive linemen’s at the event.
I have no idea what that means in a football context - the next time an offensive lineman is asked to jump nine feet in a football game will be the first time - but Clady seemed happy.
“I didn’t know I had that in me. Where did that come from? Must have been adrenaline,” said Clady, showing more emotion in interviews than at any point in his standout Bronco career.
Clady, who did not do the bench press Monday, showed no ill effects from the strained pectoral muscle that knocked him out of last week’s combine. During line drills, he showed the explosiveness and athleticism that brought scouts from around the country.
“Everyone, to a man, said he blew them away. He was extremely athletic, extremely quick,” his agent Pat Dye Jr. said after the session. “Quick hands. Quick feet. That’s what you look for in a great pass blocker and that’s what they pay people in this league at his position to do.”