Pruitt to attend NFL combine

By Brent Meske @brentmeskeDE, Daily Egyptian

Former Saluki tight end MyCole Pruitt will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine beginning Feb. 17 in Indianapolis.

Pruitt was invited to the combine after an offseason in which he earned many awards. He was most notably named to the Associated Press All-America Frist Team. Pruitt is only the eighth Saluki to be named to the team and is the first to make the team in consecutive seasons.

He was statistically the best tight end in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2014, leading the position with 13 touchdowns, 861 yards and 71.8 yards per game.



Pruitt set the SIU school record for career receptions with 221. He is also second in both career receiving yards (2,601) and touchdowns (25).

All 32 NFL teams will have representatives in attendance at the combine, giving Pruitt the opportunity to showcase his skills.

The combine separately tests every position. Tight ends are tested in the 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle, vertical jump, broad jump and bench press at the combine.

Pruitt could not be reached for comment.

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