4 former members of the Syracuse football squad will be heading to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Here are all the details and what it means.
Earlier this week it leaked out that former Syracuse football wide receiver Trishton Jackson was invited to the NFL Combine.
On Friday afternoon the full list of 337 participants was released by the NFL through a press release. It featured TJ and in addition, three other members of the Orange were also invited to the annual underwear Olympics.
Kendall Coleman, defensive lineman
This will be a homecoming for the former Syracuse football defensive lineman who was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Later this month he’ll get to work out in front of his friends and families as he attempts to increase his NFL draft stock.
Coleman is already off to a great start after a thrilling performance during the annual East-West Shrine Game. Kendall was considered one of the best practice players throughout the week.
Alton Robinson, defensive lineman
Kendall won’t be alone his former Syracuse football defensive teammate, Alton Robinson, will also be making the trip to Indy. Robinson didn’t have the great practice week that Kendall had but instead blew up during the Senior Bowl game.
In the contest, Alton finished with two sacks and had scouts buzzing about his NFL potential. Now he has a chance to potentially jump into the first-round conversation with a good showing at the NFL Combine.
Sterling Hofrichter, punter
Finally, former Syracuse punter Sterling Hofrichter will also get to show his potential at the NFL Scouting Combine. Hofrichter participated in the NFLPA Bowl a few weeks back, but this will be an even better chance to guarantee his draft status ahead of April.
The NFL Combine will run from February 24 through March 1 and will feature informal and formal interviews, medical testing, and of course the players running through a litany of NFL drills and measurements.