Corey Clement, Running Back, Wisconsin Badgers
Weight: 220 pounds
Arms: 30-½ inches
Hands: 9-¾ inches
40-Yard Dash: 4.68 seconds
Bench Press (225 lbs): 19 reps
Vertical Jump: 28.5 inches
Broad Jump: 115 inches
Sports hernia, hand injury.
Suffered hand injury punching someone in an elevator then lied to Wisconsin staff about it. Entitled and arrogant on and off the field. Serious concerns all over about his character.
Has NFL athleticism and body. Has good explosion. Can string jump cuts together to avoid would-be tacklers. Has enough speed to be a home run hitter.
Comfortable runner between the tackles and outside. Can escape the backfield with defenders in it. Good quickness laterally. Lower body power is really good. Has great balance.
Character and medical are at the top of the list. Only a one-gear runner, and doesn’t change his pace. Low burst, but a momentum runner. Impatient and too quick to the line at times, which puts him in the face of defenders.
No instincts as a runner. Will run over blockers at times instead of using his jump cuts to get around them. Dances with his jump cuts too much.
Needs to settle down, see it and go more often. Mediocre reading of zone plays. Limited scheme wise. Not a third down threat whatsoever.
Clement has talent to be a two-down back in a zone scheme or one-cut scheme, and only as part of a committee. The character and medical will put a lot of teams off.
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He lacks the vision and patience to be a really good zone runner. He doesn’t seem to have the natural ability and instincts, which also turns teams off.
Fit With The Broncos
Clement should be off their board with medical alone. The Broncos have enough issues dealing with injuries to their running backs — they don’t need another. He also should be off the board for character concerns.
Players on the team won’t take to his entitled arrogance that put off teammates at Wisconsin. He should also be off the board for being a poor fit with scheme and ability. Just no way should he be considered by the Denver Broncos.
Draft Grade: Undrafted
Where He Goes: Round 5-6
Insider's Take: Per sources, at the Combine, Clement was consistently mentioned as a poor interviewer. All these concerns about how he acts and thinks of himself are legitimate, and when one team scout called him on it, he pulled a “I'm a player and better than you” kind of response.
Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.