The 2017 NFL Combine is officially underway.
For the next four days in Indianapolis, 330 college football players will perform feats of athleticism and strength in their underwear, while hoping to dazzle NFL teams with their personalities, all with the hopes of hearing their names called in the NFL draft in April.
Among the 330 players invited were three Oklahoma State Cowboys; Running Back Chris Carson, Cornerback Ashton Lampkin, and Defensive Tackle Vincent Taylor.
The draft officially kicked off Wednesday, which was measurement day for the offensive linemen, running backs, and special teams players. Those same players showed how many times they could bench 225 pounds on Thursday.
Cowboy running back Chris Carson had a solid showing, with 23 lifts on the bar. That was the third most among backs behind OU’s Samjae Perine (30) and Florida State’s Freddie Stevenson (24).
Next up for Carson will be the On-Field Workout today, including the 40-yard dash which is widely considered THE event for running backs.
You can find a schedule of events here.
We will continue to follow the Combine results through Monday with a eye on the performances of Carson, Lampkin, and Taylor.