Six Football Players to Take Part in NFL Combine

LSU's JaMarcus Russell
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BATON ROUGE -- Six members off of last year’s LSU football team will take part in the NFL Combine starting on Thursday at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis.

The NFL Combine will be televised each day starting on Thursday on the NFL Network. The event, which features over 300 NFL prospects, runs through Sunday.

The list of former Tigers who will take part in the invitation-only combine include: quarterback JaMarcus Russell, wide receivers Dwayne Bowe and Craig Davis, defensive backs LaRon Landry and Jessie Daniels and defensive end Chase Pittman.

Last year, seven Tigers took part in the NFL Combine with all but one getting drafted.

Russell, Bowe and Landry all go to the NFL Combine projected as first round draft picks in this year’s draft, which takes place in late April.

Bowe heads to Indianapolis coming off a week at the Senior Bowl that had the Miami, Fla., native turning a lot of heads.

“I’ve already gone through stage one at the Senior Bowl,” Bowe said. “We’ll do a lot of the same things that we did at the Senior Bowl, but the combine is much bigger. The main thing is for me is to go up there and run a good time in the 40 (yard dash). I think that’s what most people want to see me do.”

Bowe said his time in Indianapolis will also have him doing the 225-pound bench press, the broad jump, the vertical jump, the 20-yard and 60-yard shuttle runs, and the 3-cone drill.  He said he will also have meetings with NFL head coaches and general managers.

Other components of the NFL Combine include: player measurements, medical examinations, psychological testing, a meeting with the NFL Players Association, and interviews with NFL head coaches, owners and general managers. Each player invited to the combine will spend four day at the event.




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