Ohio State DB Shaun Wade sets pre-draft workout date
Shaun Wade will not be working out during Ohio State’s pro day, but he has set a date for his pre-draft workouts for NFL scouts.
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During a conversation with Dan Hope of 11 Warriors, Wade indicated that he will not work out until April 14. That decision comes as he continues to recover from a turf toe injury that goes back to the fall:
“My toe still has been bothering me,” Wade said this week. “Even though when I do it April 14th, it probably still is gonna mess with me, but I’m just trying to make sure I’m ready.
“I just started two weeks ago running the 40 and doing things. So everybody was definitely ahead and stuff like that. But yeah, I just gotta keep on getting better and things like that and get the toe better…I did a lot to the toe, so after all this, I’m gonna get a PRP shot so it can heal all the way.”
Wade’s stats from the shortened 2020 season and his career numbers are strong. He finished last season with 34 tackles in eight games to go with two interceptions, including a pick-six. For his career, Wade has 91 total tackles, five TFL, two sacks, six interceptions, and 18 passes defended.
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However, Wade’s pre-draft workout has a renewed sense of importance after some questionable performances in the College Football Playoff against Clemson and Alabama. Some of those concerns can be attributed to Wade’s playing through injury. Still, a strong workout with an impressive 40-yard dash time and elite vertical jump number would help solidify his draft stock.