Nick Clancy’s Recent Pro Day Results

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NFL Draft Series by PFC Blogger Chris Brown (@cbreezy2411)

As part of the rookie’s blogs here at ProFootballCentral we continue to talk with potential NFL hopefuls. Today we had a chance to catch up with Boston College Linebacker Nick Clancy.

CB: Hey Nick, how have you been since we last talked? I know last time we talked you were preparing for your pro day at Boston College, how did that go for you?

NC: Hello Chris, I’ve been pretty good thanks for asking.  As for the pro day, the pro day went good; I was pleased with a few of my times and not pleased with some others.  I felt I did well and excelled in the agility drills.  The time I ran for the 40 yard dash wasn’t exactly where I wanted it to be which I was upset with but it’s something I can work on. Going into the workout the scouts kind of knew that going into it that I wasn’t in the best shape because of the injury.  I wasn’t able to train for the full eight weeks that some of the players were able.  The position drills went really good as well.

CB: How did the injury hold up throughout the day?

NC: It was good, I didn’t bench because of the surgery.  So I just explained to the scouts that I didn’t want to re-injure it doing a bench press.  The injury is 100% healed now though, I’ve been able to get back lifting the weights I was doing before the injury.  This means I’ll be able to build the muscle strength back up in the next few weeks.

CB: You had mentioned a few things in which you did well at your pro day, is there anything else you feel that you excelled in?

NC: I feel I did well in communicating with the scouts during the interviews, they found out who I was.  I believe that is just as important as the on field skills.  They are looking for the complete package in a player.  I thought the interviews went well and I displayed that I’m very high in character and they don’t have to worry about me with off the field issues or problems.  I mentioned that I have a hard-working mentality and have been that way my whole life because of my up bringing, I made sure not hide anything with them.  Position drills are where I did the best on the field.  It was basically everything I have been doing since I was a kid, moving side to side, dropping back in coverage and catching the football.  I was able to catch every throw that was thrown my way so I was able to display my hands as well.  I’m very comfortable at what I do on the field.

CB: What was your favorite part of the day?

NC:  I would say just being out there with all my teammates.  Boston College closed the pro day off so it was just BC athletes and not surrounding colleges.  It was nice be able to cheer them on and have them cheer you on as well.  I believe it calmed everyone down from a nerves stand point because we all knew it was just us and you already have that comfort level with your teammates.

CB: Were there any of your past teammates there to cheer you on?

NC: A couple of guys were there, Ryan Quigley and Luke Kuechly.  Luke gave me some words of advice and was telling me to make sure that during position drills to finish through the line.  He mentioned that some guys coast through it and kind of dog it at the finish.  By making sure you finish the drill out it shows the scouts your hustle and your ability not to give up on a play.  There was a situation during a drill where I did kick a cone, not that it was a big deal or anything but I made sure that I finished the drill out.

CB: Any scouts pull you aside and speak with you?

NC: Honestly Chris, with the switch of the schedule of the pro day it kind of messed things up with the scouts.  Some made commitments to attend other pro days on the day we had made the switch.  There ending up being about 8 or 9 scouts that attended ours.  A few scouts came to the side and made sure to tell me that I make sure I stay in shape in case they call me for a private workout.  I was able to speak with scouts from the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  They had some personal interest questions about me, and told me to keep working hard.

CB: What are you going to be doing in the next couple weeks leading up to the draft and post draft?

NC: Right now I have a private workout scheduled with the Chicago Bears coming up this Friday.  So I’m pretty excited about that and I’m looking forward to showing them what I’m capable of especially when it comes to running a good forty time.  I’m working out with Tim Graf who is a former Big Ten sprinter. He is a speed guru who has put over forty-five guys into the NFL in his lifetime.  This guy knows what he’s doing and will get me to top speed so I can prove to the teams and scouts that I can run a 4.50 or 4.60 in the forty.

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