Epic Weight-room Battles: McClendon vs Shatley


The Jacksonville Weight Room just got a lot more competitive this week. I mean A LOT MORE competitive.

On this side of the weight room is Jacques McClendon 6-3 325 pounds. At the combine he delivered 37 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press. He holds the Tennessee Football record of 645 pound bench press. Jacques is fighting to hold down a Guard spot on the team and is in the conversation for center.

Josh Scobee, Jacques McClendon

On the other side of the weight room is Tyler Shatley OG Clemson. Tyler is 6-3 300 pounds and delivered 40 reps of 225 pounds in the bench press. Tyler was 2 shy of the top performance. Tyler is an UDFA Rookie hoping to make the team as a guard. At Clemson he was famous for his “knockdown” blocks. Anyone interested in seeing a Jaguar lineman knock down JJ Watts? I am!

Sen’Derrick Marks only did 16 reps at his combine and Ziggy Hood did a respectable 34 reps. Both of those guys better have technique to get past McClendon or Shatley because they aren’t going to push their way past.

Competition in the weight room, you gotta love it!

Terry O’Brien