Rutgers Breaks School-Record With Six NFL Combine Invites

Howard Smith- USA Today Sports

After a successful season that ended with the Rutgers Scarlet Knights tied atop the Big East at 5-2, it’s no surprise that several Knights have been invited to the NFL combine.

Six of them to be exact.

The six players, linebacker Steve Beauharnais, linebacker Khaseem Greene, wide receiver Mark Harrison, running back Jawan Jamison, tight end D.C. Jefferson and cornerback Logan Ryan, represent the biggest Rutgers contingent to attend the combine in school history.

The previous record?

Three, which Rutgers has done three times (2007, 2008, 2009).

This new record means that Rutgers in on the rise heading into the school’s Big 10 era.  The move has been criticized by many, but the fact that Rutgers will send more players to the NFL combine than any other Big East school speaks to the program’s ability.

Rutgers boasted the 4th-best scoring defense in the nation in 2012, in part due to stud linebackers Beauharnais and Greene.  Of the six, Greene has the best draft stock and is currently rated as a second-round talent.   Beauharnais and Jamison will also likely be drafted with a successful combine.

The combine starts on Feb. 20 and goes until Feb. 26, giving these Rutgers players seven days to prove they belong in the NFL.  The past has shown that a good combine can put no-namers on the radar or launch mid-level talent into the first day of the draft.

These six Rutgers alum will try and do just that in less than a week.

 

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