Clemson football: Three Tigers that lost the most with NFL cancelling visits

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Former offensive lineman Gage Cervenka is a very interesting example of NFL strength and talent and will make some team very happy. At Clemson’s pro-day he benched pressed 225 a whopping 39 times, five short of his personal best, but still enough to open eyes of the scouts that were in attendance.

The only player invited to the combine that put up better numbers at the bench was Fresno State offensive lineman Netane Muti, who benched 225 pounds a staggering 44 times.

According to The Draft Network, here are the pros and cons of Gage Cervenka.

"Pros – Extremely powerful, much like others who have played the right guard spot for Dabo Swinney at Clemson. Set a new Clemson record with 44 bench press reps of 225 pounds in the Summer of 2019. Is a converted defensive tackle and is still new to playing offensive line as of 2016 – became a starter in 2018 and has played center in addition to guard. His play strength often shows up on the field with impressive moments anchoring, moving bodies and hitting devastating blocks on the move. Cons – Extremely raw and his newness to the position is evident. Has issues staying square and sustaining blocks. Has to develop the correct posture, bend, and balance in pass protection. Major development needed in terms of footwork, hand usage/timing and rolling hips into contact. It still rotates a good bit, even in the early portions of 2019. Overall, has to develop proper blocking techniques and habits to maximize his physical traits."

His cons are nothing that NFL scouts won’t willingly look passed in order to have a player with Cervanka’s size and strength, even if it means keeping him on a practice squad for a year or two.

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Gage is a player that really could have used follow up workouts and interviews in order to cement his draft status.