Nine teams were present for the pro day event Wednesday at McGill University in Canada: the Jets, Eagles, Raiders, Chiefs, Packers, Bengals, Cardinals, 49ers and Bills. The player they came to see was an offensive lineman named Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. At his pro day, Duvernay-Tardif ran the 40 in 4.94 and 5.08 seconds. He had a 31 1/2-inch vertical and a 9-6 broad jump. He ran the three-cone drill in 7.30 seconds and had 33 bench-press reps. Duvernay-Tardif was not at the combine, but those numbers were as good as any offensive linemen there, including Taylor Lewan. I would imagine that a team will take a chance on him around the sixth or seventh round and hope to turn him into an NFL player.
Dissatisfied with his 4.51-second 40-yard dash time at the NFL scouting combine, Jackson set out to improve that time — and his draft stock along with it — at Notre Dame's pro day March 20. He did, posting a time of 4.40. Jackson continued to work with his trainer, Charles Petrone using his linear speed development resistance training system and tweaked his hamstring training a little bit before pro day.
Watch the video below and see the full interview of Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.