Friday morning marked the first day of on-field workouts for participants in the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine. The day served an opportunity for G Danny Isidora to make a favourable impression in front of a large group of NFL decision-makers in Indianapolis.
Danny did not disappoint.
Isidora would end the day with an official time of 5.03 in the 40, the 5th best time among all offensive lineman. Able to showcase his mobility and speed, Isidora had an impressive 1.73 10-yard split. Considering that anywhere under 2 seconds for OL personnel is thought of as a holy grail, Isidora surpassed the average threshold. Tag that on with unofficial sub 5 second 40 evaluators were left pleasantly impressed.
Mike Mayock and Charles Davis are impressed with Danny Isidora's work at the combine thus far. Just said he's having a great day.— Peter Ariz (@PeterAriz) March 3, 2017
Given that the day before Danny put up a solid 26 reps of 225 lbs. on the bench press and you can see why to quote Ice Cube, “today was a good day”.
Danny Isidora’s Stats
Bench Press: 26 Reps (Tied with six others in the OL group)
Forty Yard Dash: 5.03 official (4.84 unofficial) (5th fastest among OL)
Vertical Jump: 29 inches (7th among all OL)
Broad Jump: 94 inches
3-Cone Drill: 8.13 seconds
Twenty Yard Shuttle: 4.90 seconds
Danny wasn’t the only ‘Cane to set the pace heading into the weekend. P Justin Vogel took top marks in every category he competed in on Friday. According to Palm Beach Post reporter Matt Porter, Vogel’s participation in the 40 was somewhat of a surprise from initial reports.
Justin Vogel’s Stats
Forty Yard Dash: 4.70
Vertical Jump: 34.0
Justin Vogel said last week he didn't plan to run the 40 at the combine. He changed his mind, and ran a 4.7 -- best among punters.— Matt Porter (@mattyports) March 3, 2017
Up on Deck
Tomorrow will be one of the longest days of the combine with quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends all scheduled to do on-field work Saturday. That means that we’ll get to see TE David Njoku in the 40, QB Brad Kaaya tossing the rock, and WR Stacy Coley running routes down field.
As if Saturday couldn’t be ProCane centric enough, Carolina Panthers TE and UM alum Greg Olsen will make it consecutive years as a guest analyst during on-field work for the TE group. It should be fun to hear his thoughts on a fellow New Jersey native that played the same position at his alma mater.
Coverage begins at 9:00 AM EST on NFL Network.