The road to the 2011 NFL Draft continues next week with the 2011 National Invitational Camp, better known as the NFL Combine. The Combine kicks off next Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Indianapolis and will last through March 1. The event will feature draft-eligible college football players being poked, prodded and tested in numerous ways to determine if they’re worthy of a particular draft slot. They’ll run 40 yard dashes and shuttle runs, they’ll do some bench presses and take the Wonderlic, all in a bid to determine if they’re worth drafting.
The Bay Area will be represented by eight players from Cal and Stanford. Cal will send safety Chris Conte, defensive end Cameron Jordan, linebacker Mike Mohamed and running back Shane Vereen. Stanford will send nose tackle Sione Fua, fullback Owen Marecic, cornerback Richard Sherman and wide receiver Ryan Whalen.
Over the course of a week, these athletes will take part in the following activities and drills:
- 40-yard dash
- Bench Press
- Vertical Jump
- Broad Jump
- 3 Cone Drill
- Shuttle Run
- Wonderlic and psychological tests
- One-on-one interviews