NFL combine can make or break dreams

KUSA - The dreams for many NFL hopefuls will be on the line starting Thursday when hundreds of now former college players start their interviews and workouts at the NFL combine in Indianapolis.

With hundreds of NFL executives and scouts watching their every move, the hopefuls will be put through a number of tests as teams try to gauge their interest in each prospect.

The schedule includes a physical and measurements; psychological testing; and on-field workouts that include timing and skill drills as well as weight-room workouts.

Among those local hopefuls invited to the combine are Colorado State running back Kapri Bibbs, tight end Crockett Gillmore and center Weston Richburg; Colorado receiver Paul Richardson; defensive tackle Mike Pennel of CSU-Pueblo; and Wyoming safety Marqueston Huff and receiver Robert Herron.

The invitees are determined by voting of an NFL selection committee and scouting group. The NFL draft this year is May 8-10.

Broncos head coach John Fox is scheduled to meet with the media on Thursday, and general manager John Elway has a Friday news conference to discuss Denver's goals in this year's draft.

9NEWS anchor Rod Mackey will be reporting live each day starting Thursday and through the weekend from the combine.


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