Despite pro day cancellation, Penn State's Garrett Taylor showing NFL what he can do via social media
With many programs canceling pro days amidst the public health crisis, several college players won’t get the opportunity to showcase their talents to NFL scouts this spring.
But former Penn State safety Garrett Taylor is taking it upon himself to still prove that he deserves a spot in the league. And he’s using the time at home to get in some of the workouts he would’ve been expected to complete during pro day.
Taylor posted a video of himself throwing up 21 reps on the bench press (225 pounds), which is one of the exercises at the NFL Scouting Combine and pro days. It’s an example of the kind of strength he brings to the field.
Below is the video:
Never thought I’d be in this type of predicament, but I’m not going to let my 2 months of preparing and training for pro day go to waste. Yes that’s 225 lbs (45, 35 and a 10lb plate each side w a 45 lb bar) and yes that was 21 reps #byanymeans pic.twitter.com/eWWLYIvRtl
— Garrett Taylor (@GTaylor_17) March 20, 2020
Taylor is making the most of the situation.
Last season, Taylor registered 84 stops for the Nittany Lions, the second-highest total on the team. He also collected 4.5 tackles for loss, broke up two passes, forced a fumble and had a pick-six. Penn State ended the season 11-2.