University of North Dakota running back Brady Oliveira performed in front of professional scouts today at the NFL pro day in Fargo.
Oliveira checked in at 5-foot-10 and 228 pounds. He recorded a 35.5-inch vertical jump, 9-foot-10 broad jump, and an impressive 29 reps on the bench press. Just one player — Alberta offensive lineman Jonathan Harke — recorded more at the CFL combine.
Oliveira ran the forty-yard dash in the high 4.70s, which would have put last among running backs at this year’s NFL combine. He finished the shuttle in 4.17 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.90 seconds, showing nice quickness.
A slow forty-time isn’t the end of the world for Oliveira, who believes he should be the first overall pick in this year’s CFL draft. Though the college star still has NFL aspirations, his CFL draft position will only improve as his NFL stock drops.
Below is video of the Winnipeg native participating in receiving drills during Thursday’s pro day.
— Sam Herder (@SamHerderFCS) March 28, 2019