Boise State offensive tackle Ryan Clady performed at his pro day workout Monday before a large assembly of NFL personnel, the Idaho Statesman reports.
Clady had a vertical leap of 31 inches and a broad jump of nine feet. His 40-yard dash was 5.18 seconds, but that's not a key measuring stick for offensive linemen. How often is Clady going to be throwing blocks 40 yards downfield?
From the story: "Everyone, to a man, said he blew them away. He was extremely athletic, extremely quick," his agent Pat Dye Jr. said after the session. "Quick hands. Quick feet. That's what you look for in a great pass blocker and that's what they pay people in this league at his position to do."
The Statesman says Bears coach Lovie Smith is on his way to Boise, Idaho, next week to put Clady through a private workout. As someone who has covered a game at Bronco Stadium before, I can attest that the blue turf is as difficult to comprehend on TV as it is in person. It almost makes you dizzy following the action.
Smith might have a different take after watching Clady in person.
The Bears interviewed Clady at the combine last month.