With all the talk about 4.30-second 40-yard dashes, 40-inch vertical jumps and 10-foot broad jumps, it’s easy to lose track of what constitutes an outstanding workout for a defensive tackle.
Naturally, the standards are different for players hovering around 300 pounds. Given that, it’s eye-catching what unheralded prospect Trey Jacobs (6-3 3/4, 295 pounds) was able to accomplish at Liberty’s pro day.
The athletic defensive tackle was the most notable of the seven prospects who worked out indoors on FieldTurf for representatives from three teams.
He ran the 40-yard dash in 5.13 and 5.0 seconds, had a 36-inch vertical leap, 8-1 broad jump, a 4.61-second short shuttle, a 7.58-second three-cone drill and did 24 bench press repititions at 225 pounds.
While those numbers won’t put him in a position to rival the quickness, speed and agility of skill position players, they are more than good enough to indicate he has the physical attributes to handle offensive linemen.
– Gil Brandt