Wheaton College defensive end/outside linebacker Andy Studebaker waited as long as he could to put on a show for NFL scouts on Friday.
The road to recovery following a torn Lisfranc ligament suffered last season playing for the small Division III school was a long one, and he only had four weeks of training for his pro day that was held in Evanston. The Bears were one of seven teams in attendance (Baltimore, Denver, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, the New York Jets and Philadelphia also showed up) and interest in him is on the rise. He’ll have a private workout for the Cleveland Browns Monday.
Studebaker checked in at 6-3, 248 pounds, and had a 40-yard dash of 4.60 seconds. He’s expected to play at a higher weight, maybe closer to 260. His time over 10 yards was 1.59 seconds. His broad jump was 10-feet, 7 inches, and his vertical jump was 36 1/2 inches. He did the three-cone drill in 6.81 seconds.
He’s already visited Baltimore, Jacksonville and Kansas City. Studebaker, who is from Downstate Congerville, burst onto the scene as a junior when he had 17 1/2 sacks. He’s an interesting prospect given his measurables. The injury isn’t going to help him but he’ll get a chance to stick somewhere.