OK, now the fun starts.
So in Thursday’s recap, I discussed the weigh-ins and measurements of offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk and running backs Corey Clement and Dare Ogunbowale.
On Friday, there was more going on. The three Badgers benched Thursday afternoon (and did pretty well), but due to Ramczyk’s hip injury, he isn’t testing. However, Clement and Ogunbowale ran their 40s and did other agility work, and Vince Biegel and T.J. Watt weighed in and were measured.
Note: Three-cone and 20-yard shuttle numbers were not available as of publishing.
Bench press: 25 reps of 225 pounds
This is pretty good for Wisconsin linemen, who traditionally underperform in this drill. It’s honestly pretty useless as far as a practical purpose for the NFL, but it could be used as an indicator of work ethic and how much time he spends in the weight room? Ramczyk represented himself well, and that’s what matters.
40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds
20-yard shuttle: N/A
Vertical jump: 28.5”
Broad kump: 9’7”
Three-cone drill: N/A
Bench press (Thursday night): 19 reps
Clement is more of a football player than an athlete, and the testing numbers showed that. He doesn’t have breakaway NFL speed, but that’s not his game. Nineteen reps at 225 pounds is very respectable and shows he’s been in the weight room, though a glance at his physique will tell you that too. Overall, it was a pretty average showing for Clement. Not remarkable, but not damaging.
40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds
20-yard shuttle: 4.34
Vertical jump: 35”
Broad jump: 10”
Three-cone drill: 6.99 (good for fifth among RBs at Combine)
Bench press (Thursday night): 14 reps
Again, Ogunbowale isn’t a burner, so this isn’t shocking. He is, however, a really fluid and smooth athlete, so the broad and vertical jumps seem about right. Ogunbowale’s game at the next level will be in the pass game, so his receiving drill will hold more weight than his bench press.
Arm length: 32 3/8”
Hand size: 9 1/8”
Biegel will bench press on Saturday, and I expect him to perform pretty well. He was listed at 6’4, 245 pounds in Madison, so this rings true here as well. Biegel should impress in the jumps and 40.
Arm length: 33 1/8”
Hand size: 11”
Watt also did well for himself, measuring in at just over 6’4 1/2, as well as adding nine pounds from his listed weight for Wisconsin. It’s apparent he’s looking to show his worth as a 3-4 pass rusher at the next level, so it’ll be important to see how he tests to show he can do that in the NFL.