#61, Josh Day, OG
(6045, 306, 5.13-5.34) Colorado State
Notes: Born Joshua Kelly Day, Dec. 15, 1983, in Denver, Colo. Parents are Kelly and Shirley Day. Two-sport athlete in high school who also competed as a thrower in track at Overland High School in Aurora, Colo. All-State selection his senior year in football.
College: Redshirted in 2002. Lettered as a backup lineman in 2003. Started all 11 games in 2004. Started 10 games at right guard and one at right tackle in 2005. Missed one game with a hamstring injury. Started 11 games at right tackle in 2006, missing one game with a badly sprained ankle. Finished his career with the Rams with 33 career starts. Sociology major.
Measured 6044-6047, 299-306 pounds in testing prior to the draft. Recorded times of 1.71 (10-yard dash), 2.97 (20-yard dash), 5.15-5.18 (40-yard dash), 4.50 (20-yard shuttle), 8.14 (3-cone drill) with a 29-inch vertical jump, 8’-9” broad jump and did 33 reps at 225 pounds.
Pro: Signed by Vikings as an undrafted free agent following the 2007 NFL Draft.
Positives: Good size and size potential. Well-built and strong. Hard worker. Smart, tough and competitive with good character. Shows some pop off the ball at times. Productive, consistent in-line blocker who sustains his blocks nicely. Generally sturdy in short-set pass protection. Does okay getting out to the second level for blocks on linebackers.
Negatives: Limited athlete who needs to be protected inside (at guard). Does not have quick feet or great lateral agility. Needs technique refinement and is more of a waist-bender than knee bender. Doesn’t stand out or dominate.
Summary: Has a legitimate chance to stick around via the practice squad and develop as a backup at guard.
What they said:
“Developmental project that may be able to make his way onto a squad as a backup or journeyman. Best chance will come inside.” – Nolan Nawrocki, Pro Football Weekly
“Day uses great toughness to compensate for his lack of athleticism. He is a good candidate for a practice squad but will struggle to stick in the NFL for long.” – The War Room
“A blue-collar lineman who uses all his assets to their maximum, Day is a marginal athlete with limited upside.” – Scout.com