'ET' set to test the next level
Charles talked about the usual things that a player goes through after their college career is over; missing his teammates and coaches. But the main focus was on the future. Now that it's over, Frederick has been busy preparing himself for taking his game to the next level. Since the season ended he has been kept busy by rehabbing his leg from the hamstring injury that sidelined him for most of 2004. "I've been working out, trying to get my legs stronger again, rehabbing and trying to make sure it's ready to run on," said Charles.
Though he's made progress since he was injured Frederick admitted that the injury still bothers him. He still says that he's not up to full speed. "It's still the hamstring" he admitted.
Just recently Frederick participated in the NFL combine in Indianapolis. Those that have ever watched Charles play were shocked when they saw the forty-yard dash time he ran at the workout (4.75 and 4.78). His body fat (10.3 percent) was second-highest only to Florida State's Chauncey Stovall. It would also shock most to discover how many times Charles had ever run a forty. "I'd never ran one before," said Frederick. The draft combine was the very first time he had ever timed one. He admitted to being somewhat nervous. "I was a little nervous trying to push up my leg," he added.
Though his time was discouraging Frederick was confident about his performance in the rest of the workout. "Catching the ball, running routes I felt comfortable, I think I did great," he said. It was in these drills that Charles showed off his superb quickness that made him a tough cover for cornerbacks.
The Indianapolis combine wasn't his last time to shine for the pro scouts. "By pro timing day I'll be ready to run my forty," Frederick said. "The annual workout at Husky Stadium is scheduled for March 11 this year and is traditionally a helpful tool for Washington players to impress scouts. Charles has been focusing on getting his forty time down now and he's specifically working on his start. "I've been working on coming out of my stance," he said.
As the draft approaches Frederick will have to wait and see when he's taken and where he's going. He sneaked a peek at one opinion though. "Mel Kiper has got me going in the 2nd or 3rd round," he said. So would a selection in that area please Charles?
"I would be great with that," said the man they call 'ET'.
Charles Frederick Scout Profile
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