Wednesday, February 15, 2017

UConn duo headed to NFL combine

This is not exactly earth-shattering news since it has been previously reported but the list of prospects being invited to the NFL combine was officially announced today and former UConn stars Obi Melifonwu and Noel Thomas are among the participants.

Melifonwu, a 6-foot-4, 219-pound safety, led UConn in both tackles and interceptions as a senior and his performance during the practices and in the Senior Bowl have NFL draft insiders projecting Melifonwu as a second-day pick with a chance of him becoming a first-round selection.

Thomas, who caught a program record 100 passes as a senior, has a lot more to gain from this exposure as strong performances could led to him hearing his name called during the draft.

Utah running back Joe Williams, who had three carries for UConn in a 2012 game against Temple before trouble off the field led to his departure, is also among the players headed to Indianapolis.

The receivers are slated to arrive for registration, orientation and interviews on March 1 with the on-field workout slated for Mar. 4. The defensive backs will be the last group to arrive and their on-field workouts are set for Mar. 6.


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