AMES, IOWA -- E.J. Bibbs sat on a bench along the wall of the Bergstrom Football Complex after several hours of workouts, his gold cleats shining on the turf.
“I just like the feeling,” Bibbs said, looking down. “It feels good on my feet. I got them at the [NFL] Combine, I performed well in them and put them back on today.”
Bibbs was one of many former players who participated in Iowa State’s Pro Day on Tuesday ahead of April’s NFL Draft. After participating in the NFL Combine in Indianapolis in February on a limited basis while nursing an injured knee, Bibbs participated fully in front of scouts from 27 NFL teams Tuesday.
Regarded as one of the top-10 tight ends in the upcoming Draft, Bibbs set personal bests in the vertical jump (31.5”), broad jump (9’2”) and 40-yard dash (4.86).
“It was a little stressful coming in because you have the get ready for the Combine just getting your mind ready and start to do stuff you didn’t do your previous years growing up,” Bibbs said. “It was kind of different, but I got used to it and am just happy it’s all over with now.”
Bibbs will now work out in Ames leading up to the Draft.