As we mentioned earlier tonight, we don’t get too caught up in the touring version of the Underwear Olympics, otherwise known as the various Pro Day workouts.
We also don’t get too worked up about word of the various private workouts and visits, since many of them are meaningless at best, overt smokescreens at worst. Agents like to spread the word of the sessions simply to get their clients’ names into print.
That said, the agents for Southern Illinois running back Deji Karim have sent out a press release containing some eye-popping numbers generated by Karim at the Northwestern Pro Day.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds, which if not adjusted due to surface would have tied him for second among tailbacks at the Scouting Combine.
His vertical leap of 43 inches would have been first among all tailbacks, his broad jump of ten feet, three inches would have placed third, his 20-yard shuttle time of 4.05 seconds would have topped all tailbacks, his 6.67-second mark in the three-cone drill also would have been first, and his 19 reps in the 225-pound bench press would have been sixth among all tailbacks.
So, basically, if Karim would have attended the Underwear Olympics, he would have won several medals.
Now let’s see if the kid can play football with the big boys. We’ll find out in six months or so.