Final NFL Combine list released

The initial list, released about three weeks ago, included four Spartans. Now, two more Spartans have been added to those who will be at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 22-28, according to MSU.

Early entries Jerel Worthy and Edwin Baker join Kirk Cousins, B.J. Cunningham, Keshawn Martin and Trenton Robinson as the former Spartans in attendance.

The Lansing State Journal reported Baker had received an invitation, according his financial adviser. Baker is rated as the No. 22 running back by CBS Sports.

Worthy was expected to be invited, as he is ranked among many experts top 25 prospects, including No. 23 by CBS Sports.

Brian Linthicum and Keith Nichol did not receive invitations.

Linthicum, rated as the fifth-best tight end prospect by CBS Sports, not being invited comes as a surprise. He impressed at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., and probably should have received an invite in the first round.

Nichol comes as less of a surprise, as he role on an NFL team might not come as a wide receiver even after a good week at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

(h/t Green Thoughts)


Posted on February 7, 2012, in Football and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. It’ll be interesting to see what Baker will do in the combine. He seemed like a guy that had all the talent in the world, but not enough of the instincts and desire. Combine numbers should help him in the draft, but I still don’t know if he’ll be productive in the NFL.
    Out of curiosity, any idea what his 40 time was either in college or going into college, Mike?

  2. Per Rivals, his time in high school was a 4.4. ESPN has him at 4.3 in a story from July 2011. The same ESPN story has his vertical leap at 38 inches, with a 610-pound squat and 395-pound bench.

    So, I agree, in the weight room, in the skill set, Baker has it all. I heard he is at 2% body fat right now, living up to his nickname of ‘The Rock’. He should be one of those guys whose numbers blow everyone away in Indy. Undoubtedly he has the talent, but I struggle to see him getting the chance to be successful in the NFL. Who knows … the right situation could work for him.

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