School-record six players complete NFL Combine

Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones performs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Mississippi State defensive lineman Chris Jones performs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine Sunday. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)

Mississippi State sent a school-record six players to the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Quarterback Dak Prescott, wide receiver De’Runnya Wilson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, linebacker Beniquez Brown and cornerbacks Taveze Calhoun and Will Redmond were all representing the Bulldogs as they prepare for the NFL Draft April 28-30.

Prescott measured in at 6-foot-2, 226-pounds and received a draft grade of 5.38. He ran a 4.79 40-yard dash, had a 32.5 inch vertical and a 7.11 second time in the 3-cone drill. The Haughton, Louisiana native’s long jump of 9.8 feet ranked fifth among quarterbacks.

Wilson, who came out as a junior, sized in at 224-pounds and at 6-foot-5 was the tallest receiver at the combine. He received a draft grade of 5.44 after running a forty time of 4.85 with a 28-inch vertical and a 9.4 foot broad jump.

Jones, who declared as a junior, came in at 6-foot-6, 310-pounds and received the highest draft grade among MSU participants at 6.2. Jones ran a 5.03 forty with a 24.5 inch vertical, 8.8 foot broad jump and 7.44 time in the 3-cone drill. The Houston native also had a 4.62 20-yard shuttle time and did 26 bench press reps at 225-pounds.

Brown was the final Bulldog to come out a year early and measured in at 6-foot-1, 229-pounds. Brown received a draft grade of 5.23 with a 4.77 forty time and 31-inch vertical. He also had a 9.2 foot broad jump and 7.07 3-cone drill and 4.28 20-yard shuttle times.

Calhoun came in at 6-foot, 192-pounds and had a draft grade of 4.96. He ran the forty in 4.58, had a 33.5-inch vertical and did 14 bench press reps at 225-pounds.

Redmond did not workout at the combine while still recovering from an ACL injury suffered in the fall. He did size up at 5-foot-11 and 182-pounds and received a draft grade of 5.6.

State will holds its own on-campus pro day on March 10.

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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