Washington football had nine players receive invites to the NFL Combine, and some of them could make themselves a lot of money
Nine. That’s how many players Washington football is sending to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis this year. That’s the third most that a school is sending behind Alabama and Clemson who are sending 11 players, and Ohio State who is sending 10.
Overshadowed by the two other outstanding Husky defensive backs at the Combine, Jordan Miller has a huge opportunity to show scouts that he’s healthy. Miller is an incredible athlete, who put up a 4.39 40 yard dash and a 41.0-inch vertical jump at the Husky Combine in 2017. At 6’1 and 181 pounds, he’s got the prototypical height for an NFL corner, and if he can put on a few pounds of muscle, with his outstanding measurables, he’ll shoot up draft boards.
NFL scouts are not high on Ben Burr-Kirven. They see him as an undersized linebacker who won’t survive at the NFL level, a la Scooby Wright. While he does play like Wright, and had a very similar college career, Burr-Kirven can find his way in the NFL by blowing up at the Combine. One thing that scouts want to see from Burr-Kirven is that he can put on weight and play around 230-235 pounds while retaining his athleticism. If he can do that, he might be able to work his way into Day Two of the draft.
One of the biggest standouts and risers from the Senior Bowl, Kaleb McGary has a chance to add on at the Combine. If he can show off in the on-field drills, and stand out among the top prospects in the class like Alabama’s Jonah Williams and West Virginia’s Yodny Cajuste, McGary might be able to break into the top two rounds of the draft.