LSU WR Ja’Marr Chase got today’s pro days sessions off to a great start with an elite performance at the Tigers’ on-campus workout. Chase measured in as a sculpted 6-0.5, 201-pounder and then ripped off leaps of 41-inches in the vertical and 11-0 in the LJ. He then posted a 4.38 40 clocking and was literally even quicker in the agility drills in which he had times of 3.98 seconds in the SS and 7-flat in the 3-cone. By comparison, no WR was under 4.0 seconds in the short shuttle at the 2020 combine; indeed only a couple were even under 4.2. If there was one small chink in Chase’s day it was that his arms are a little shorter than teams would like at just under 31 inches.
Fellow WR Terrace Marshall also reportedly had a terrific day with a 4.38 40 time that matched Chase’s clocking. Mrashall was also bigger than Chase at 6-2.5 and 205 pounds with 33-inch arms, however, he wasn’t quite as super athletic as he posted ‘only’ a 39-inch vertical and 10-5 LJ. Still, awfully good though. So was unheralded LSU WR Racey McMath (6-2.5, 217, 32-inch arms) who actually ran a 4.34 40, although his agility drill times (4.50 in the SS and 7.36 in the 3-cone) weren’t all that impressive.
OLB Jabril Cox was also hoping to blow things up today, but wasn’t able to work out because of a hamstring issue. However, he did measure in at 6-3, 232 with 32.5-inch arms. Two other LSU back seven guys, though, were able to work out and worked out well. Safety JaCoby Stephens, for example, measured in at 6-1, 212 with 32-inch arms and was clocked in the 4.50 area in the 40, while CB Kary Vincent was really fast running in the mid 4.35 range after measuring in at 5-10, 185, but with only 30-inch arms. Vincent also only posted 8 reps in the BP. No such problem for massive NT Tyler Shelvin, who measured in at 6-2, 350 with 33.5-inch arms and 10-inch hands, but only ran in the 5.40 for the 40.