Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium won’t host Super Bowl XLVI for another 11 months, but the Super Bowl of Scouting begins Thursday in downtown Indy. A total of 330 draft-eligible prospects will run, lift, jump and interview for personnel representatives from all 32 NFL teams February 24th – March 1st.
Of those 330, around 250 are expected to be drafted.
The week’s results will directly affect April’s draft board, which in turn will affect who returns to Indianapolis on February 5, 2012.
Once KCChiefs.com lands in Indy, we’ll keep you updated on all of the Combine happenings. Until then, let’s take a look at who might become a Chief this April.
Chiefs Running Back Situation
2010 Combine Participants:
*McCluster’s Combine Results
40 Speed: 4.58
*2010 Combine Results compiled from ESPN
40 SPEED: 40-yard dash time.
3-CONE: 3-cone drill time.
SHUTTLE: 20-yard shuttle time.
VERTICAL: Vertical jump - measured by the differential between a players reach and the marked flag.
BROAD: Broad jump distance.
BENCH: Bench press - measured by the number of times a player bench presses 225pds.
*2010 Combine Bests (RBs)
40 Speed: 4.35 – Jahvid Best, California (1st round, DET)
3-Cone: 6.75 – Best
Shuttle: 4.06 – Dexter McCluster, Mississippi (2nd round, KC)
Vertical: 41.00 – Montario Hardesty, Tennessee (2nd round, CLV)
Broad: 118 – Ben Tate, Auburn (2nd round, HOU)
Bench: 26 – Lonyae Miller, Fresno State (Undrafted, DAL)
*2010 Combine Bests compiled from ESPN
2011 Combine Invites (RBs):
RB1: Anthony Allen, Georgia Tech
RB2: Armando Allen, Notre Dame
RB3: Matthew Asiata, Utah
RB4: Damien Berry, Miami
RB5: Allen Bradford, USC
RB6: Delone Carter, Syracuse
RB7: Shaun Chapas, Georgia
RB8: John Clay, Wisconsin
RB9: Graig Cooper, Miami
RB10: Noel Devine, West Virginia
RB11: Shaun Draughn, North Carolina
RB12: Darren Evans, Virginia Tech
RB13: Mario Fannin, Auburn
RB14: Alex Green, Hawaii
RB15: Jamie Harper, Clemson
RB16: Stanley Havili, USC
RB17: Roy Helu, Nebraska
RB18: Kendall Hunter, Oklahoma State
RB19: Henry Hynoski, Pittsburgh
RB20: Mark Ingram, Alabama
RB21: Taiwan Jones, Eastern Washington
RB22: Mikel Leshoure, Illinois
RB23: Dion Lewis, Pittsburgh
RB24: Derrick Locke, Kentucky
RB25: Owen Marecic, Stanford
RB26: DeMarco Murray, Oklahoma
RB27: Bilal Powell, Louisville
RB28: Stevan Ridley, LSU
RB29: Jacquizz Rodgers, Oregon State
RB30: Even Royster, Penn State
RB31: Brandon Saine, Ohio State
RB32: Da’Rel Scott, Maryland
RB33: Anthony Sherman, Connecticut
RB34: Vailala Taua, Nevada
RB35: Daniel Thomas, Kansas State
RB36: Jordan Todman, Connecticut
RB37: Shane Vereen, California
RB38: Johnny White, North Carolina
RB39: Ryan Williams, Virginia Tech
Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft. – www.nflcombine.net