Stayin Sharp with Evan Sharpley. Notre Dame Pro Day Results

Notre Dame Pro Day Results

On Wednesday, Notre Dame was the training ground for its now-former players with NFL aspirations. With representatives from many teams planning their draft strategy on hand, this was the time to make an impression. The Pro Day served as something of a substitute for the usual Scouting Combine that has become so highly regarded for NFL prospects and fans. Without the combine at its normal Indianapolis centralized location, individual schools’ pro days became the only place for draft prospects to do the testing and drills in front of NFL scouts, coaches and executives.

“Sometimes this has been a check-the-box kind of day,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said on NFL Network. “This is much more factual. This is getting the information, getting the reach, wingspan, the 40, to have some verifiable numbers they didn’t get because of the combine.”

Notre Dame has released the results from Pro Day, so here they are:

  • QB Ian Book: 6’0”, 211 pounds, 9 7/8” hands, 31 3/8” arms, 75 7/8” wingspan
  • WR Ben Skowronek: 6’2.7”, 220 pounds, 10 1/8” hands, 33 1/4” arms, 78 1/8” wingspan
  • WR Javon McKinley: 6’1.6”, 215 pounds, 9 6/8” hands, 33” arms, 79” wingspan
  • WR Chris Finke: 5’9.5”, 181 pounds, 8 7/8” hands, 29 1/8” arms, 70” wingspan
  • TE Tommy Tremble: 6’3.3”, 241 pounds, 9 1/4” hands, 31 7/8” arms, 78 1/2” wingspan
  • TE Brock Wright: 6’4.4”, 257 pounds, 10” hands, 32 3/8” hands, 77 1/8” wingspan
  • OG Aaron Banks: 6’5.3”, 325 pounds, 10” hands, 33 1/4” arms, 80 6/8” wingspan
  • OT Liam Eichenberg: 6’6.1”, 306 pounds, 9 5/8” hands, 32 3/8” arms, 79 3/8” wingspan
  • OL Tommy Kraemer: 6’5.4”, 309 pounds, 10 5/8” hands, 33 1/8” right arm, 33 1/2” left arm, 81” wingspan
  • OL Robert Hainsey: 6’4.4”, 306 pounds, 9 7/8” hands, 32 1/8” arms, 77 7/8” wingspan
  • DE Daelin Hayes: 6’3.4”, 253 pounds, 9 3/8” hands, 32 7/8” arms, 78 3/8” wingspan
  • DL Jamir Jones: 6’3”, 237 pounds, 9 3/8” hands, 32 1/8” arms, 79 1/8” wingspan
  • DE Ade Ogundeji: 6’4.4”, 260 pounds, 9 1/2 hands, 35 1/2” arms, 84” wingspan
  • LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah: 6’1.4”, 221 pounds, 8 7/8” hands, 33” arms, 78 1/8” wingspan
  • CB Nick McCloud: 6’0.1”, 193 pounds, 9 1/2” hands, 31 3/8” arms, 76 1/8” wingspan
  • DB Shaun Crawford: 5’9.1”, 182 pounds, 8 7/8” hands, 30 1/8" arms, 72” wingspan

40-Yard Dash

  • Book: 4.59
  • McKinley: 4.57
  • Wright: 4.6
  • Tremble: 4.59
  • Hainsey: 5.22
  • Banks: 5.31
  • Ogundeji: 4.71
  • Hayes: 4.69
  • McCloud: 4.37
  • Crawford: 4.47

Broad Jump

  • Book: 9’7”
  • Tremble: 10’2”
  • Wright: 9’10”
  • Banks: 8’4”
  • Eichenberg: 8’9”
  • Hainsey: 8’8”
  • Hayes: 9’11”
  • Ogundeji: 10’
  • Owusu-Koramoah: 10’4”
  • Crawford: 9’8”

Vertical Jump

  • Book: 32.5”
  • Tremble: 36.5”
  • Wright: 31.5”
  • Eichenberg: 26.5”
  • Banks: 31”
  • Hainsey: 27.5”
  • Hayes: 32.5”
  • Ogundeji: 32
  • Jones: 31”
  • Owusu-Koramoah: 36.5”
  • Crawford: 35”

Bench Press

  • McKinley: 20 reps
  • Skowronek: 13
  • Wright: 26
  • Tremble: 20
  • Eichenberg: 33
  • Banks: 24
  • Hainsey: 32
  • Hayes: 26
  • Ogundeji: 22
  • McCloud: 12
  • Crawford: 12

20-Yard Shuttle

  • Book: 4.13
  • Finke: 4.09
  • Wright: 4.25
  • McKinley: 4.36
  • Banks: 4.91
  • Hainsey: 4.64
  • Eichenberg: 4.57
  • Hayes: 4.25
  • Jones: 4.71
  • Owusu-Koramoah: 4.15
  • McCloud: 4.16
  • Crawford: 4.07

Three-Cone Drill

  • Book: 6.7
  • Finke: 6.8
  • McKinley: 6.8
  • Wright: 7.28
  • Hainsey: 7.5
  • Banks: 7.33
  • Eichenberg: 7.53
  • Ogundeji: 7.19
  • Owusu-Koramoah: 6.81
  • Hayes: 7.19
  • McCloud: 6.85
  • Crawford: 6.7

Kelly’s Reaction:

On Owusu-Koramoah: “You have to make a clear decision as to where he plays. it’s easy with a guy like him to say, ‘Does he play linebacker, does he play safety?’ If there’s not a conviction on where he plays, these players get lost. They’re not in the right position, they bounce around. We made a clear decision early on he was going to play on the edge of our defense, similar to where Jaylon Smith played on the edge. We felt like he could handle that.”

“Somebody has to say, ‘This is where we want him to play.’ Those that are not sure where he’s going to play are going to miss on him. Those who are definitive on where they want him will get a great player.”

On Eichenberg: “Those who are going to draft him are going to get a plug-and-play guy on the right side. He’s probably not a left tackle. If you’re talking about that kind of athleticism, you could make that case that maybe he’s not a left tackle. At the right tackle position, you plug him in and he plays right away in the NFL because of his consistency, because he’s going to be there every single day.”

On Book: “We all can get over the size factor. Drew Brees put that to rest. It’s the ability to play this position at the highest level. He’s the all-time winningest quarterback at Notre Dame. That gives him the door into the consideration. That means you have to evaluate him on productivity.

“He’s an efficient throwing of the football, he’s accurate, he’s smart. He’s going to end up on an NFL roster and put somebody at ease because when he runs out there, he’s going to make sure your offense gets the ball down the field.”

On Book: “He can operate from the pocket. We did a lot of direct snap and he was effective in that. Certainly with his size, you want to be in a lot of shotgun as well. Accuracy, the arm strength and the ability to keep plays alive and doing those things naturally and not just getting this guy moving all over the place.”

“When he came here, he had those traits of always bouncing back. When he gets here, he was overlooked. There were other quarterbacks who got the attention. He paid no attention to that. He just did his job and when he got his opportunity, he made the best of it.

“The best example is probably the (Nov. 7, 2020) Clemson game. We go up big, Clemson comes back and scores and goes ahead. Then he just responds. A body blow, then he comes back. That’s the kind of career he has had. Anytime he has taken a body blow, he has responded. Who wouldn’t want that kind of competitor.”

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