Former 'Bows Daley and Clay prepping to make jump to the pros
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
The National Football League is kind of like the Don Draper of businesses.
Not only is it powerful, but everybody wants to be associated with it.
The draft is the fastest way to join the league and a former Rainbow Warriors Charles Clay and Brenden Daley have started their path to the Shield.
Clay spent the weekend at the Super Regional Combine in Seattle.
The workout comes after posting solid numbers at Hawaii's pro day earlier this week.
In addition to the workout, his 37-inch vertical jump and 4.4 40-yard dash were enough to get a look from a scout with the Green Bay Packers.
As for Daley, he says he is in contact with representatives with the Baltimore Ravens.
He only bench pressed this week and repped 225 pounds 24 times.
No matter where they end up, both say the entire draft experience has forced them to grow up quickly.
"It's been a definite shift into real world, coming from college," Daley said. "I know where everything is at. Where I'm going to sleep, eat and also, the stipend is very nice. It's been definitely a maturing process on and off the field."
Clay calls his time on the mainland a 'business trip.'
"I came up here to get my body and my mind right and everything, " Clay said. "To go there, it's like that next step. Super exciting."
Daley says he has plans to hold workouts just before the NFL Draft, which runs from May 8-10.