Monday saw the linebackers and defensive linemen take the field at the NFL combine, which means USC’s Devon Kennard and George Uko got a chance to show what they are made of.
Kennard had an all-around solid day. With a 4.70 second 40-yard dash, he sits 12th among linebackers. His 23 reps on the bench press were similarly decent, setting him 14th in his position group.
However, his performance in the two jump events were less than stellar. With a 30 inch vertical jump he was dead last among linebackers. Meanwhile his 113 inch broad jump was fifth from the bottom.
In short, Kennard, like most of his Trojan teammates thus far, measured good but not great.
With the defensive linemen, Uko posted a respectable 4.99 in the 40-yard dash. Just 18 reps on the bench press will do him no favors however, as that number placed him among the lowest on the board. His vertical jump of 29.5 inches was middle of the road along with his 110 inch broad jump.
Both Kennard and Uko are projected to go somewhere in the fifth round by NFLdraftscout.com.
Tomorrow, Dion Bailey will finish out the week for USC players at the combine.