BOZEMAN – Former Montana State linebacker Mac Bignell competed for a shot at the NFL during the Bobcats Pro Day on Tuesday, and the Drummond native put on an impressive performance in front of five NFL scouts.
The Bobcats team captain worked non-stop for ten weeks, balancing school and also adding on nearly 30-pounds of muscle, to fit the NFL linebacker physique. Leading up to Pro Day, Bignell worked out with former MSU linebacker and New England Patriot Dane Fletcher in Bozeman, along with his teammate Bryson McCabe. And Bignell’s numbers showed, outperforming some linebackers invited to the NFL combine.
“I just left it all out on the field and it just kind of says how my career went, too,” said Bignell. “I give it all or nothing and I felt good, no regrets. And I’m going to leave here happy with my performance.”
Bignell, who ended his MSU career with a win against Montana in November, was especially excited to step on the field at Bobcat Stadium one more time.
“This is a very special place, and it will be a special place in my heart for a very long time. It’s just good to get back out here and kind of relive some of the memories and have a shot to go to the next level,” Bignell said.
Here are Bignell’s numbers at Pro Day:
- Height: 6’0 feet
- Weight: 232 pounds
- Wingspan: 74.4 inches
- Bench Press: 26 reps
- Vertical Jump: 33.4 inches
- Broad Jump: 9’9″ feet
- 40-yard Dash: 4.88 seconds, 4.89
- 20-shuttle: 4.35 seconds
- 3-cone: 7.17 seconds
- 60-shuttle: 12.35