NFL Combine Features 5 Local Products
Charles E. Sutton | 2/22/2013, 9:10 p.m.
This year's NFL Scouting Combine runs from Feb. 20-26, and will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana. These are five players from the Washington-Baltimore area who have been invited, ranked by their draft stock:
5. Alec Lemon, Wide Receiver, (Arundel/Syracuse) The four-year starter established a Syracuse record with 72 receptions last season and ended his career with 2,596 receiving yards, second highest in Syracuse football history. Lemon (6-foot-2, 202) is projected to be selected in the sixth or seventh round.
4. Corey Fuller, Wide Receiver (Woodlawn/Virginia Tech) Prior to transferring and walking on at Tech, he ran track at Kansas. His older brother Vincent played seven seasons in the NFL. Fuller (6-foot-2, 196) is one of the fastest wide receivers in the draft, being clocked at 4.35 in the 40-yard dash. He is projected to be taken the fifth round.
3. Jelani Jenkins, Linebacker (Good Counsel/Florida) He started at middle linebacker at Florida as a freshman, Jenkins moved to outside linebacker as a sophomore. He decided to give up his redshirt senior season following an injury-plagued junior year. Jenkins (6-0, 237) is projected to be drafted in the fourth round.
2. Mike Glennon, Quarterback (Westfield/N.C. State) This pro-style quarterback received poor reviews from pro football analysts for his performance at the Senior Bowl. However, the 6-foot-6, 232-pound Glennon is still ranked the third-best quarterback on CBSsports.com. He is projected to be taken at the end of the first or early in the second round.
1. Tavon Austin, Wide Receiver (Dunbar-Baltimore/West Virginia) The 5-foot-9, 171-pound Austin is ranked No. 4 among wide receivers by CBSsports.com, projecting to be drafted late in the first or early in the second round. He put up big numbers last season, posting 114 receptions, 1,289 receiving yards, 72 carries, 643 rushing yards and 17 combined touchdowns.