Canuck DL Trent Corney shows off ridiculous athleticism at UVA Pro Day

Trent Corney continues to prove he’s an athletic freak.

Whether the six-foot-two, 254-pounder is jumping backwards out of a poolleaping into the back of a Jeepdunking off one foot or putting up ridiculous testing numbers for pro football scouts, Corney makes it look easy. That athleticism was on full display at the University of Virginia Pro Day on Tuesday, March 15.

The Brockville, Ontario native performed in front of representatives from 28 NFL and three CFL teams in Charlottesville, Virginia. He ripped off 34 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press, which would’ve been more than any defensive linemen at the 2016 NFL Combine. Corney recorded a 38-inch vertical jump and 10-foot, six-inch broad jump, those results would’ve placed him second in each respective event among NFL Combine participants. Then he finished with speed, burning a 40-yard time in the 4.5-second range.

“I think he’s definitely going to get an NFL look because of his testing numbers. If he doesn’t go to the NFL he could be in the first round of the CFL Draft,” one CFL scout says.

“You put his tape in and it’s really good. He held his own against Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley, who could be a top-15 NFL pick as an offensive tackle.”

Corney believes the CFL is an option for sure, but he wanted to prove that the NFL should provide an opportunity to continue his football career.

Justin Dunk is a football insider, sports reporter and anchor.