Clemson - Tigers
Chad Diehl - #30 - FB
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 Clemson Pro Day||6-1 5/8||260||9 5/8||30 1/2||75||4.98||28||8'8"||31||4.38||7.26|
|01/23/2012 Senior Bowl||6-1 1/2||257||9 7/8||30 3/8||74 1/2|
|03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day||6-1 3/4||258||9 1/2||30 1/4||72 1/2||4.70|
Married. The South Carolina prep also played offensive guard and linebacker. Appeared in three games in 2007 before breaking his leg against Furman and receiving a medical redshirt. Spent the ’08 season as a lead blocker, playing in all 13 games with four starts. Ran the ball three times for four yards (1.3-yard average) and zero touchdowns while playing in all 14 games (three starts) in ’09. Saw action in all 13 contests, making 10 starts, in ’10 and posted 2-4-0 (2.0) rushing but had 34 knockdown blocks. Played in all 14 games in ’11, with one carry for zero yards. Has seven career catches for 39 yards (5.6-yard average) and six kickoff returns for 62 yards (10.3-yard average). Team captain. Left the Senior Bowl with a concussion after first day in pads.Positives:
Has NFL size and bulk. Enjoys contact and will deliver a blow. Was a core special-teams player. Physically tough and will play through pain. Outstanding character — motivated and very mature with a professional work ethic.Negatives:
Tightly wound with stiff, linear movement skills — struggles to adjust and hit a moving target in space. Very average contact balance — too often leaves his feet and restricts his ability to sustain/finish blocks. Does not factor as a runner or receiver (13 career touches).Summary:
Big, inflexible, straight-ahead blocker whose role was limited to short-yardage situations and special teams. Has lead-blocking ability and a desirable temperament for the position, but is robotic with athletic limitations.
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