Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Clady looked up to Ferguson entering NFL

When entering the NFL in 2008, Ryan Clady drew comparisons with D'Brickashaw Ferguson. Now, he's filling the void Ferguson left at left tackle earlier this year when the 10-year veteran retired from the New York Jets.

Per Eric Allen of NewYorkJets.com:
“It is a little ironic. It definitely is,” said Clady, a Boise State product. “He is a great player and I always looked up to him when I got in the league. He definitely is one of the premier tackles the past 10 years he has been in the league. I met him a few years back at the Pro Bowl. He’s just a pro, he does it the right way. I think he’s really good in pass protection with his long arms and ability to anchor.”
The Jets traded for Clady a day after Ferguson retired. Clady is a four-time Pro Bowler and can be a premier offensive lineman... when healthy. He missed all of last season after tearing his ACL in the spring and played just two games in 2013 following a season-ending Lisfranc injury.