Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Big 12 defenders take combine field
By David Ubben
The defensive linemen and linebackers took their turn working out at the combine on Monday, but the biggest news for the Big 12 was who wasn't on the field.
Former Kansas State linebacker Arthur Brown was in uniform and in attendance, but didn't complete a full workout due to a shoulder injury. That was unforeseen, but here's hoping Brown gets a chance to show off his measurables at Kansas State's pro day in Manhattan later this month. I'm betting he impresses.
A few numbers of note from the top performers on Monday:
225-pound bench press
- A.J. Klein, LB, Iowa State: 4.66 seconds, 13th among linebackers/D-linemen
- Tom Wort, LB, Oklahoma: 4.78 seconds, 25th among linebackers/D-linemen
- Arthur Brown, LB, Kansas State: 116 inches, 28th among linebackers/D-linemen
- Tom Wort, LB, Oklahoma: 7.41 seconds, 13th among linebackers/D-linemen
The Big 12's biggest assets all year were on the offensive side of the ball, so it's no big surprise to see an average performance at the combine from its defenders. Texas' Kenny Vaccaro will probably be the league's first defender drafted, but defensive backs will close out the combine later this week. See more results here.