NEW YORK — Georgia Southern Eagles Jerick McKinnon and Lavelle Westbrooks have received invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine, according to gseagles.com.
The pair will travel to Indianapolis later this month for the league’s annual prospect evaluation. Workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium begin Saturday-Tuesday, Feb. 22-25.
McKinnon, listed as a running back, will join his position group for physicals and then drills Sunday, Feb. 23, and Westbrooks will participate in drills with the last group, the defensive backs, on the final day.
The combine allows executives, coaches, scouts and physicians from all 32 teams to interact with individual players and assess their potential as members of their respective organizations. Approximately 300 collegiate players are invited to participate at the combine. This is the first time in program history that two Eagles have been invited to the event.
The itinerary for the annual event includes six physical tests: 40-yard dash, 20-yard shuttle run, 225-pound bench press, vertical jump, broad jump and three-cone drill. In addition to the physical tests, players will undergo evaluations of “non-physical capabilities” and may conduct interviews with individual teams.
Both McKinnon and Westbrooks played in the Reese’s Senior Bowl last month. Westbrooks was selected by Fox Sports as the best cover corner.
Last year, Eagle J.J. Wilcox became Georgia Southern’s highest-ever NFL draft pick with his selection in the third round by the Dallas Cowboys. He was listed as a top performer at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine in the 40-yard dash and the 20-yard shuttle.
Coverage of the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine can be found at nfl.com/combine, the NFL Network and at NFLNetwork.com.