Campus Corner

Three from Mizzou, two from K-State selected for NFL Combine

BYU’s Remington Peck was tackled by Missouri’s Kentrell Brothers during a game last fall.
BYU’s Remington Peck was tackled by Missouri’s Kentrell Brothers during a game last fall. skeyser@kcstar.com

Five local players have been invited to the NFL Combine, which runs from Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis.

The Combine is where is NFL teams test and get a look at college players ahead of the NFL Draft.

Center Evan Boehm, linebacker Kentrell Brothers and guard Connor McGovern were all selected from Missouri.

Boehm suffered a sprained ankle in the Tigers’ opener against Southeast Missouri and was limited for basically two months but never missed a game. Boehm, who started at left guard as a true freshman in 2012 before moving to center, never missed a game in his MU career.

Brothers, a first-team All-SEC performer and consensus second-team All-American, led the nation with 152 tackles. He also recorded 12 tackles for a loss with 2  1/2 sacks, two interceptions, three pass breakups, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and three blocked kicks.

McGovern is projected by CBSSports.com to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

Kansas State fullback Glenn Gronkowski and guard Cody Whitehair also were chosen.

Gronkowski started all 13 games as a redshirt junior in 2015, rushing 11 times for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also caught five passes for 76 yards and a touchdown, all while lining up exclusively at fullback.

Whitehair, who was a four-year starter for Kansas State from 2012 to 2015, is ranked as the No. 1 guard in the draft according to CBS Sports.

Specialized workouts (via NFL.com) are:

Feb. 26: Running backs, offensive linemen, special teamers

Feb. 27: Quarterbacks, receivers and tight ends

Feb. 28: Linebackers and defensive linemen

Feb. 29: Defensive backs

  Comments