He may still be a long shot to make the NFL, but Terron Beckham will absolutely have the NFL’s attention after an impressive pro day workout.
Of course, it wasn’t the usual pro day, since he didn’t play college football and isn’t eligible for the draft, but the display he put on at a New Jersey testing facility caught plenty of eyes and could lead to some free agent interest.
According to Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News, the 223-pound Beckham showed an impressive blend of strength and speed and explosiveness.
He ran a 4.47-second 40, which is merely very fast. But his 44.5-inch vertical leap would have been the highest at this year’s Scouting Combine at any position, as would have been his 36 reps of the 225-pound bench press. Yes, he can jump higher than all the small people, and lift more weight than all the big people.
“Things are kind of just moving and moving, and I like it,” Beckham said. “It’s good. It’s keeping me motivated.”
He also did running back drills with a Colts scout, and spent time talking to a Giants scout after the workout. He’s allegedly a running back, and has a name that guarantees attention. Any team can sign him, and after a workout that showed unquestionable athleticism, they might.