Four Bulldogs to participate in NFL Combine

Preston Smith saw his stock rise after an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Preston Smith saw his stock rise after an impressive showing at the Senior Bowl. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

This will be an important week for four former Mississippi State players seeking to improve their draft stock.

Running back Josh Robinson, defensive end Preston Smith, linebacker Benardrick McKinney and safety Justin Cox are all invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis which gets underway today.

Running backs arrive on Wednesday and have on-field workouts on Saturday. Defensive linemen and linebackers come in Thursday and workout Sunday and defensive backs arrive Friday and test on Monday.

McKinney is the highest rated prospect according to CBS Sports. The early entrant is rated the No. 3 inside linebacker in the draft, the 57th overall prospect and a projected 2nd round pick.

Smith is considered the No. 9 defensive end and a predicted third round selection. Robinson is rated the No. 19 running back and a projected sixth round pick while Cox is considered the No. 12 free safety and either a seventh round selection or a free agent addition.

MSU will hold its annual on-campus pro day on March 4th.

Day 1 Arrivals

Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (TE)

Tuesday Feb. 17 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Wednesday Feb. 18 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Thursday Feb. 19 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Friday Feb. 20 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Day 2 Arrivals

Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (RB)

Wednesday Feb. 18 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday Feb. 19 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Friday Feb. 20 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday Feb. 21 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Day 3 Arrivals

Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)

Thursday Feb. 19 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday Feb. 20 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Saturday Feb. 21 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday Feb. 22 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

Day 4 Arrivals

Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)

Friday Feb. 20 Travel to Indianapolis ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday Feb. 21 Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Media ~ Interviews
Sunday Feb. 22 NFLPA Meeting ~ Psychological Testing ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday Feb. 23 On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

 

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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