Here’s an update on a trio of local prospects who participated in the NFL Combine on Saturday, as receivers tested and worked out in front of NFL personnel at Lucas Oil Stadium while defensive linemen met with the media.
- Kansas State receiver Byron Pringle checked in at 6 feet 1, 203 pounds with 9 1/4-inch hands. His 4.46 seconds in the 40-yard dash ranked 10th among the 37 receivers who ran on Saturday, while his 15 reps of 225 pounds on the bench ranked 16th out of 34 receivers and his vertical jump of 33 1/2 inches ranked 29th out of 38 receivers.
- Missouri receiver J’Mon Moore ran a 4.6 40-yard dash, which ranked 32nd among the 37 receivers. Moore posted a strong mark on the bench press, as his 21 reps of 225 pounds ranked third out of 34 receivers, and the vertical jump, as his mark of 38 inches ranked fourth out of 38 receivers.
- Fort Hays State defensive tackle Nathan Shepherd said he will not work out with the rest of the defensive linemen on Sunday.
“I’m going to be ready for OTAs,” said Shepherd, who suffered a left-hand fracture at the Senior Bowl in January. “That’s what I’m thinking about. I’m basically playing it safe and allowing my body some time to recover.”
Shepherd, who said he has been out of his cast for a few weeks, is considered to be a potential sleeper who is projected to be taken in the middle rounds. He checked in at 6 feet 3 3/4 inches and 315 pounds with 10 1/8-inch hands and an 80-inch wingspan.