Alabama (and Auburn) in the NFL Combine

Alabama (and Auburn) in the NFL Combine

By Scott McInnerney
WNSP Reporter

MOBILE, AL – The NFL Combine is underway for 2018, and the state of Alabama is represented by a variety of players.

Some of the highlights include Auburn guard Braden Smith, Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough, and Jacksonville State running back Roc Thomas. Other key players include Alabama punter JK Scott, Auburn kicker Daniel Carlson, and Auburn running backs Kerryon Johnson and Kamryn Pettway.

In today’s workouts, players will be evaluated with drills such as the 40-yard dash, vertical and broad jumps, three-cone drill, shuttle run, and position skill drills.

During Thursday’s workouts, players participated in the bench press, where they attempted to bench 225 pounds as many times as they could. UTEP guard Will Hernandez finished at the top with 37 repetitions. Smith tied for second in the bench press with 35 reps.

Coming up in Saturday’s group, the quarterbacks, wide receivers, and tight ends take the field, including Alabama wide receivers Robert Foster and Calvin Ridley.

On Sunday, defensive linemen will work out. Players such as Alabama linemen Josh Frazier, Da’Shawn Hand, Da’Ron Payne, Rashaan Evans, and Shaun Dion Hamilton, and Auburn lineman Jeff Holland are among some of the players scheduled to hit the field Sunday.

The final group of players is scheduled to participate on Monday. Defensive backs such as Alabama backs Anthony Averett, Tony Brown, Minkah Fitzpatrick, Ronnie Harrison, and Levi Wallace, as well as Auburn backs Stephen Roberts and Carlton Davis are on the list of players for Monday’s action. Additionally, Phenix City native Chris Campbell (representing Penn State) and Jacksonville State’s Siran Neal, a native of Eufaula, will participate on Monday.

NFL Network is streaming the event on their website, and the events conclude Monday.

Thomas Gleaton