Egnew Leads Way for Mizzou at NFL Combine
INDIANAPOLIS -- Four Missouri Tiger football players took their talents to Indianapolis for the 2012 NFL Combine. Leading the way for the Tigers was tight end Michael Egnew, who earned a grade of 71.5 out of a potential 100.
Egnew earned top performer status for tight ends in five out of the seven categories. In the vertical jump he recorded 36.0 inches to tie for first position with Oklahoma's James Hanna, LSU's DeAngelo Peterson and Temple's Evan Rodriguez. Egnew also took the top spot in the broad jump with 131.0 inches (10' 11"), setting a new combine record. The 6'5", 252 lbs. senior also took fourth in three categories. He ran a time of 4.62 seconds in the 40-yard dash, clocked 7.03 seconds on the three cone drill and earned a time of 4.32 seconds on the 30-yard shuttle run.
Wide receiver Jerrell Jackson earned a grade of 52.5 out of 100. Jackson earned top performer status for wide receivers with 6.82 seconds on the three cone drill for fifth but earned the top spot in the 60-yd shuttle with a time of 11.08 seconds.
Defensive end Jacquies Smith also earned a grade of 52.5 out of 100 while defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton received 50.2.
NFL Combine grading scale is as follows:
- 96-100: Top Draft Pick
- 85-95: First Round Draft Pick
- 70-84: Second-Third Round Draft Pick
- 50-69: Fourth-Seventh Round Draft Pick
- 20-49: Potential Undrafted Free Agents
The 2012 NFL Draft is scheduled to begin on Thursday, April 26. The Indianapolis Colts will have the first pick.