Boise State University held its Pro Day on Monday, March 3rd. The big attraction at the workout was OT Ryan Clady. Clady was at the Scouting Combine last month, but didn't participate in any workouts after he strained a pectoral muscle after recording 24 reps of 225 pounds.
The injury that limited Clady in Indianapolis made Boise State's Pro Day even more appealing to teams interested in drafting him. Clady is considered to be the second best offensive tackle in the draft behind Michigan's Jake Long, and he had his opportunity to shine in front of 50 representatives from 30 teams on Monday.
Clady showcased an unofficial 40-time of 5.16 and displayed great athleticism with a 31-inch vertical jump and a nine-foot broad jump. The 6-foot-6, 311-pound lineman looked smooth in drills and was explosive off the line.
Another Bronco underclassman who will receive attention on draft day is cornerback Orlando Scandrick. Scandrick tested well at the Combine and recorded a 4.33 in the 40-yard dash. Due to cramps, he didn't participate in all workouts at the Combine, but he had a good workout on Monday and has turned some heads.
Ryan Clady Scouting Report
Strengths: He shows good agility for a man of his size. He has a solid base and uses his long wingspan to shield defenders. He has excellent technique and strong hands. He moves well laterally and keeps defenders at arm's length. He dominates the opposition on passing downs by knocking speedy defenders back and disrupting their rush. He has good leg drive and is an effective run blocker.
Weaknesses: He doesn't show consistency in run blocking and has to finish off the opposition better. He has to work on his quickness and get a better push off the line. He doesn't play with a mean streak at all times and occasionally goes through the motions. He didn't play in an elite conference against top competition.
A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999.