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Sachem alum Dalton Crossan’s quest to the NFL got one step closer last week after his performance at New Hampshire’s pro day.
Scouts from across the country witnessed what Crossan has been doing for years, which is performing on a big stage when it counts the most.
The former Hansen Award winner had incredibly strong results from his pro day. If you compare his pro day numbers to that of the top results from athletes who performed at the NFL Combine, the numbers are eye-opening and rank as some of the best in the nation.
He would rank in the top 10 running backs in every combine event and he would rank first in the 20-yard shuttle and second in the 60-yard shuttle only behind potential first round pick, Christian McCaffrey. See full result comparisons below.
Crossan had 5,189 all-purpose yards and 36 total touchdowns during his career at New Hampshire. He has received considerable press this off-season, including ample comparison to Patriots’ receiver Chris Hogan, who starred in lacrosse like Crossan.
Crossan has one goal and it is to make the 53-man roster of an NFL team. He would be the first Sachem alum since Jumbo Elliott to accomplish the feat. Brian Bravy (Falcons), Doug Shanahan (Jets) and Chris Manno (Chiefs and Patriots) all signed contracts with NFL squads, but did not make 53-man rosters or play in an NFL regular season game.
Crossan’s Pro Day Results and comparable NFL combine ranks (overall and for running backs):
- 40-Yard Dash: 4.46 / ranks 36th overall / ranks 4th for RB
- Bench Press: 21 / ranks 84th overall / ranks 6th for RB
- Vert Jump: 35 / ranks 60th overall / ranks 10th for RB
- Broad Jump: 122 / ranks 87th overall / ranks 8th for RB
- 3-Cone Drill: 6.84 / ranks 36th overall / ranks 3rd for RB
- 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.06 / ranks 9th overall / ranks 1st for RB
- 60-Yard Shuttle: 11.19 / ranks 7th overall / ranks 2nd for RB
-Words by Chris R. Vaccaro