Clemson’s pro day was a huge event and one media member said “it was a lot bigger than last year”. The reigning national champions hosted personnel from many of the 32 NFL teams in order to watch many of Clemson’s key players work out.
Here is the breakdown by player:
Ben Boulware: Ben Boulware ran a 4.89 and a 4.85 respectively on his runs, with a short shuttle of 4.40 seconds. His 40-yard dash was about where it was expected to be – this plus the combine confirms the good and the bad things about Boulware.
David Estes: Estes benched 13 reps, ran two 5.12 40 yard dashes, and is hoping to be a long snapper.
Wayne Gallman: Gallman ran a 4.56 and a 4.57, jumped 30.5 inches. His combine time was 4.60 seconds.
Jay Guillermo: Guillermo ran a 5.38 and a 5.35 while posting 33 reps on the bench press and jumped an astounding 28.5 inches. He had one of the best pro days (relative to what he needed) today and will hopefully be a late round pick.
Jadar Johnson: Johnson ran a 4.63 and a 4.61, which was right on par with his combine time of 4.60 seconds. He had a 6.90 second three cone drill, 4.34 short shuttle, and jumps of 33.5 inches (vert) and 10’4” broad jump
Jordan Leggett: Leggett ran a 4.79 and 4.75 40. He had a 7.24 three cone drill, his short shuttle was 4.49, and his broad jump was 9’11” which are all numbers that should help him get drafted midway through the draft.
Grant Radakovich: Radakovich had 40 times of 5.03 and 5.18 seconds, as well as 21 reps on the bench press. He tried out as a fullback/tight end.
Artavis Scott: Artavis Scott’s 40 times were 4.58 and 4.57 which is faster than he was at the combine (4.61). He rounded off his routes and juggled a catch or two. It was not a bad day for Scott, but the 40 time (that likely will be adjusted) was not fast enough to make up for his combine performance.
Carlos Watkins: Carlos Watkins ran a 5.08 and a 5.06, had a nine-foot six-inch broad jump along with a 28-inch vertical jump and a 7.87 second three cone drill. Watkins should be drafted in the middle rounds.
Deshaun Watson: Deshaun Watson dropped back from center almost every snap while executing lots of play action throws and rollouts. He looked more comfortable throwing to his right than his left, and we counted five to seven (depending on who counted) mistakes total for Watson. He threw a several beautiful deep balls that were long – one over fifty and one at sixty-five yards. A couple of his deep throws wobbled, but most of them looked good. He did not have an electric pro day, but he showed sufficient arm strength and deep ball abilities – and pro days are not as important for quarterbacks as opposed to other positions.
Mike Williams: Mike Williams helped himself tremendously as the official numbers had him at 4.53 and 4.51 in the 40. He dropped a couple of balls from Watson, but the important news was that he ran fast enough to quell many doubters.
It is worth noting that Andy Teasdall and Nick Schuessler participated but did not produce relevant testing numbers. Cordrea Tankersley jumped 30.5 inches (an inch improvement from the combine) and did not perform any other tests.
Guillermo and Williams raised their stock significantly, no one’s stock fell dramatically and it was an injury free day, so it was another successful pro day for a dominant Clemson program.