Okay, I am not going to lie to you.
It has been hard to find these pro day numbers and I have no idea why. I looked high and low, of course GBI has something, but we do not want to be accused of stealing content (Per Usual).
So, I found some website called DraftAnalyst.com. They were the only ones that I could find any info from, oh and a Tweet from Dave Steinmetz previous coach.
All in all, the guys fared pretty well. They were showing out for a potential chance at achieving their dreams of becoming NFL Football Players in any capacity.
Here were the participants:
Good luck to all the players participating in Purdue’s Pro Day today #ProDay #NFLCombine #NFLDraft #NFL #Purdue #Purduefootball #boilermakers #boilerup #B1G #BigTen #alabama #Arizona #Arizona #Iowa #ASU #okstate #FSU #Clemson #Gators #GoVols #CFB #NCAA #UCLA #USC #MSU #Iowa pic.twitter.com/VHqOOgUAEy— Scouting Insiders (@S_Insiders) March 6, 2018
Probably the most notable Boiler that could be drafted is 4 year starter, Ja’Whaun Bentley. He had a pretty good pro day. He weighed in at 246 Pounds, ran a 4.67 forty and did 31 reps on bench press. Not a bad showing for the Boilermaker standout. He has been working his butt off since the end of the season and it showed. You would like the 40 to go down a little, but it isn’t too worrisome.
Eddy Wilson lowered his 40 time down to a 5.28 from the NFL Combine, still not great, but that is a big fella moving. He had a vertical of 28 1⁄2 yesterday as well, staying at 26 reps on bench from the combine. He is more than likely going to be a 3rd day selection.
Danny E ran a 4.68, similar to Bentley. He appears more of a pass rusher than a traditional linebacker for the NFL, kind of like the role he played this past season. His vertical was at 31 inches and had a broad jump of 9’9”, both pretty explosive numbers for a guy weighing right around 250 Pounds.
T.J. McCollum had a good pro day as well. His 40 was a bit slow for an NFL linebacker at 4.75, but he could find his niche as a special teams star. There is no denying he is a football player after seeing him for 1 year in West Lafayette. He had a 34 inch vertical, which shows his explosiveness.
A guy I forgot to put on my post yesterday was grad transfer Right Tackle, Dave Steinmetz. Apparently, he had a really good pro day and boasts incredible size. At 6’8”, Dave has NFL size right now and just needs an NFL weight room. Here is a tweet from his previous coach...
No NFL Combine, no problem. Grafton alum @steinmetz70 showed out at Purdue's Pro Day. 26 bench press reps of 225 lbs, a 9'7" broad jump and a 33" vertical(!), all at 6-foot-7 and around 320 lbs. Also a former Rhody lineman, he should follow old buddy @Tycat72 into the league.— Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe) March 7, 2018
Yea, those are great stats for a big fella. 33 inch vertical at that size? He could of played basketball! 9’7” broad jump really shows his athleticism at the tackle position. He may play himself in a 2nd or 3rd day selection.
As I find more information, I will continue to update this post.