Two members from Mississippi State’s senior class were among 332 players around the country invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 22.
Offensive guard Gabe Jackson and running back LaDarius Perkins were picked for the event after leading the Bulldogs to four straight bowl appearances during their collegiate careers.
Jackson started all 52 games of his MSU career, more than any active player in college football. The 6-foot-4, 340-pounder from Liberty earned eight All-American honors as well as being named the Conorly and Hull awards in Mississippi. Jackson participated in the Senior Bowl.
Perkins was a two-year starter in the backfield for the Bulldogs finishing as the fifth-leading rusher in school history. The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder from Greenville rushed for 2,554 yards and 15 touchdowns during his time in maroon and white. Perkins totaled 4,253 all-purpose yards (2nd most at MSU) and 25 scores. He played in the East-West Shrine Game.
The NFL Draft takes place May 8-10.