Three former Auburn players participated in the 2013 NFL Combine. Tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, running back Onterio McCalebb and defensive end Corey Lemonier did their best to impress the scouts.
Here are the complete results from their workouts, and how the performances fared against other participants at their respective positions.
Tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen worked out for the scouts on Saturday. The highlights of his performance were his 21 reps on the bench press and a 4.35-second run on the 20-yard shuttle—fourth best among tight ends.
Lutzenkirchen's health is a concern to NFL scouts. His 2012 season at Auburn ended early on account of a hip injury, for which he had surgery just 13 weeks ago.
Lutzenkirchen spoke about his combine experience via Twitter.
Combine over. Proud of what I was able to accomplish 13 weeks post surgery. God is good.— Philip Lutzenkirchen (@lutzenkirchen) February 23, 2013
Here are the complete results for Lutzenkirchen's workouts, via NFL.com.
|40-yard dash|| 4.94 seconds ||14|
|Bench press|| 21 reps ||6|
|Vertical jump|| 30.5 inches ||14|
|Broad jump|| 112.0 inches ||10|
|3-cone drill|| 7.15 seconds ||10|
|20-yard shuttle|| 4.35 seconds ||4|
Onterio McCalebb appeared to have made history at the NFL combine on Sunday. McCalebb's 40-yard dash was originally posted as 4.21 seconds, faster than any participant since the combine began using electronic timing. The exceptional result, however, was unofficial. McCalleb's official time was later reported as 4.34 seconds—not an NFL record, but still the fastest among running backs at this year's combine.
Though McCalebb's sprint did not break the combine record, it is still an impressive run to watch.
Here are the rest of McCalebb's numbers from NFL.com.
|40-yard dash||4.34 seconds ||1|
|Vertical jump||34.0 inches ||12|
|Broad jump||121.0 inches ||10|
Onterio McCalleb was not Auburn's only speedster at the combine. Corey Lemonier ran a 4.6-second 40-yard dash, third best among defensive linemen.
Lemonier also spoke positively about his trip to Indianapolis.
Here are the rest of Lemonier's combine numbers, via NFL.com.
|40 Yard Dash||4.60 seconds ||3|
|Bench Press||27 reps ||19|
|Vertical Jump||33.0 inches ||11|
|Broad Jump||119.0 inches ||8|
|3 Cone Drill|| 7.14 seconds ||11|
|20 Yard Shuttle|| 4.40 seconds ||8|
More former Auburn players will get a chance to showcase their abilities for NFL scouts at Auburn's pro day on March 5. Wide receiver Emory Blake, offensive guard John Sullen and linebacker/safety Daren Bates are expected to participate.