1. Improving potential is combine related, sure its geared to specific tests. However, how the athlete looks and presents himself is another big factor. He's going to weighed and measured. There is nothing like a good first impression. If this guy make an impression there and continues to have a good combine he'll impress and someone will take notice. I am really only concerned about 1 test, and that would be his 225 bench press, his other numbers should improve, but if they stay the same they are above average. I am not saying I would not work other areas, because that is not the whole focus of what I presented. I wanted to improve his overall work capacity with a hypertrophy type routine, that would help with the body composition element as well help him with his 225 bench press. The parameters you presented to us provided the perfect fit. 8-12 Reps for 4-5 sets @ 225-275 lbs on the bench would help start him and would be similiar to what he would do in starting out with most bench press routines used for combine prep. Not to mention a typical bodybuilder workout would have him lifting 4x per week 2 days upper/2 days lower. Not much different from UT, but like I said I want to create a better hormone profilet thus the hypertrophy routine.
2. Taking someone from a detrained state due to prior injury requires taking into consideration the athletes psychological profile and lifestyle changes in these instances are much harder to conquer. Especially for someone who hasn't applied themselves.
3. Another factor we all missed is how and what did he do in rehab and are there lingering side effects from rehab or lack of rehab.