Iowa State defensive lineman jumps OVER an SUV in video that emerges the same day he impresses the NFL Combine…48 hours after he had a 104-degree fever
Iowa State edge defense end Will McDonald put on an impressive display of athleticism as he jumped over a parked SUV.
In a video posted to the NFL’s Instagram account, McDonald can be seen taking a long run-up to approach the stationary vehicle from the right rear before making his jump.
The caption in the video reads, “Will McDonald cleaned up a car on the outskirts of Iowa state,” but his left hand can be clearly seen pushing it over the roof, leading some to wonder if he really stole the car. ‘made free’.
This wasn’t the only recent display of his jumping prowess that made an impact as McDonald produced in the NFL Combine’s wide jump as he finished second among all defensive linemen and linebackers at 10 feet.
He also recorded a vertical jump of 36 inches.
Iowa State edge rusher Will McDonald jumped over a car in a video posted to social media
Making the performance of the McDonald’s combine harvester even more impressive was the fact that it had a fever of 104 degrees 48 hours prior to the event, according to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager.
McDonald’s most prolific college seasons came in 2020 and 2021, when he posted double-digit sacks in both years.
He was named Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year and First-Team All-Big-12 for the 2021 season.
His production dropped significantly in the 2022 season as he only posted five sacks, though that may have been due to him playing a wider variety of lineups along the defensive front.
He finished his senior college season with 36 tackles, five sacks, a force fumble and a fumble recovery.
As of now, he is currently expected to be placed in the fourth round.
McDonald finished the season with five sacks after playing in multiple defensive roles this year
He participated in several exercises despite being 48 hours away from a 104-degree fever