Note: Football4949 beat me to the punch with the shot by 1 lousy minute, but he beat me so I give him the credit for the scoop.
Alabama had their Pro Day workout section today, and the object of many scouts' eyes was offensive tackle Andre Smith, expected to be picked in the top half of the draft. Most college players would work tirelessly for years just to get the oppertunity to work out in front of scouts representing all 32 NFL hoping to find the talent worth millions of dollars.
Apparently for Andre Smith, money is over rated.
Smith's workout was "a disaster" according to Tony Pauline of SI.com (Unrelated SI.com article here). Analysis from anonymous NFL scouts after the workout ranged from,
"one of the worst workouts I've ever seen"
to commenting on how the scouts asked to take pictures of him shirtless, witnessing,
"the flab and rolls on his body"
Smith ran a 5.28 and a 5.33 40 yard dash (Jason Smith had the 11th best OL time at the combinde at 5.22 seconds), had a 25 inch vertical jump (Andy Levitre, 7th best OL, had a 30.5), a 7-10 broad jump (Jon Cooper, 10th best OL, 8'9"), a 7.88 three-cone drill (Will Beatty, 10th best OL, 7.62), and benched 255 lbs 19 times (David Buehler, the KICKER from USC got 25 reps). (numbers from NFL.com)
Needless to say, Andre smith blew it. This could drop him into the second round, and combined with his early exit from the Combine, being suspended from the Sugar Bowl, and looking like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man today, his value has fallen off a cliff.
Here is where my brain gets workin... We obviously won't pick the man at number 10 now (Wasting millions on the Michelin Man is dumber than the Niners could be). But the 49ers have the 43rd overall draft pick. If he falls that far, should the Niners take the gamble on Andre the Giant?