The pro-day workouts kick off week one as a busy schedule awaits teams who will crisscross the nation the next month. Here’s a breakdown of the practices. March 7th: Nassib Impresses NFL decision makers
If there were any questions about his passing skills leaving the combine, Ryan Nassib answered them all today with an impressive pro-day workout. The signal caller threw 75 passes under the guidance of his coaches, former NFL offensive coordinator Paul Hackett and former All Pro signal caller Ken Anderson. All but four passes were caught. Three passes were dropped by receivers while the fourth was a catchable pass yet just slightly high of the mark at the end of the workout.
Nassib significantly improved his downfield accuracy and the placement of his deep outs. The long passes did not float as much as they had in the past and all his throws had excellent speed. Most impressive was the accuracy and speed Nassib displayed on his move throws late in the workout.
Despite the grinding routine throughout the workout Nassib swiftly sprinted outside the tackle box and was dead on passing in motion.
Nassib is scheduled to have dinner with the New York Jets this evening, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg included.
Compared to previous years the Clemson workout today did not have the usual huge crowd. Here are the results:
DeAndre Hopkins/WR: Was timed as fast as the low 4.4’s on a number of watches but was later given an “official” time of 4.52. Except for two drops late in the session his pass catching workout was described as “dazzling”.
Malliciah Goodman/DL: Tipped the scale at 273lbs then ran times of 4.7s/4.65s in the forty. Posted marks of 33-inches in the vertical jump and 9′9” in the broad.
Brandon Ford/TE: Weighed in at 245lbs, timed 4.72 in the forty and completed 17-reps on the bench.
Jonathan Meeks/S: Timed 4.46s in the forty, completed 23-reps on the bench, posted marks of 33.5-inches in the vertical jump and 9′ 7” in the broad. Also weighed in at 209-pounds. Meeks has been a favorite of mine but people think he’s just very raw and makes too many mental errors.
Jaron Brown/WR: Had the workout of the day. Timed 4.40s in the forty, posted a 35.5-inch vertical jump, 10′ 4”-broad jump and completed 17-reps on the bench. Turned in a sensational pass catching workout. As one coach told me, “he was overshadowed by the other two guys but he’s going to play in the NFL.”
@TonyPauline: Ryan Nassib will be dining/meeting with Marty Mornhinweg and the New York Jets tonight.
I like the fact we are looking at every QB in this draft. I think there is a lot of good prospects to be had. I'd be happy with any of the top 8 guys. As long as it isn't Manuel I'll be happy really. Most of them are improvements over what we have right now.