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Local Players To Watch During 2022 NFL Scouting Combine

Feb 28, 2022, 2:26 PM | Updated: Mar 1, 2022, 2:20 pm
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A graphic displaying the Scouting Combine logo during the NFL Scouting Combine on February 25, 2020 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, IN. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY – Multiple local players received invitations to participate in the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine in preparation for April’s NFL Draft.

How to Watch the 2022 NFL Scouting Combine

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana

When: March 1-7

Television: NFL Network (March 3-7)

  • Quarterbacks/Wide Receivers/Tight Ends on March 3 from 2 p.m. (MDT) to 9 p.m. (MDT)
  • Running Backs/Offensive Linemen/Special Teams on March 4 from 2 p.m. (MDT) to 8 p.m. (MDT)
  • Defensive Linemen/Linebackers on March 5 from 2 p.m. (MDT) to 7 p.m. (MDT)
  • Defensive Backs on March 6 from 12 p.m. (MDT) to 5 p.m. (MDT)

Local Players

324 players were invited to participate in the event. Here are the five local players to watch during the Combine:

Former Utah Utes

  • Devin Lloyd – Linebacker
  • Nephi Sewell – Linebacker

Former BYU Cougars

  • Tyler Allgeier – Running Back

Former Southern Utah Thunderbirds

  • Braxton Jones – Offensive Lineman

Former High School Standouts

  • Jaylen Warren – Running Back (East High/Utah State/Oklahoma State)

The headliner from the local invites is Utah linebacker Devin Lloyd, who, according to some NFL Draft insiders, is a top-10 prospect in this year’s class. NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah has the do-it-all Utah linebacker as the No. 8 overall player in the draft.

Lloyd piled up 111 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and four interceptions as he helped Utah capture its first Pac-12 Championship in program history.

Staying within Utah’s defense, Lloyd’s linebacker teammate, Nephi Sewell, was also invited to the Combine. Once a transfer from the University of Nevada, Sewell flourished in 2021, producing a career-best 89 tackles last season.

At BYU, star running back Tyler Allgeier received an invite to Indianapolis. The former walk-on from Fontana, California, produced the most yards in a season by a BYU running back this past fall. Allgeier rushed for 1,601 yards and found the endzone a total of 23 times to help BYU produce back-to-back double-digit win seasons.

Another ball carrier with ties to the state of Utah will be in Indianapolis with Allgeier, that’s former East High ball carrier Jaylen Warren. Warren had a well-traveled collegiate career making stops at Snow College in Ephraim, Utah State, before finally settling in at Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Conference. Warren was Oklahoma State’s leading rusher and helped OSU produce a 12-win season, capped by a victory over Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl.

Sometimes Southern Utah gets overlooked, but if you’re talented, the NFL will find you. The Thunderbirds had one of the best offensive lineman prospects in the FCS ranks this past season in offensive tackle Braxton Jones, one of the 324 prospects at the 2022 Combine.

NFL Combine Tests

Athletes at the event will participate in multiple workouts and evaluations to test their ability to perform in the NFL. These are the workouts that players will undergo at the NFL Combine:

  • 40-Yard Dash
  • Bench Press
  • Vertical Jump
  • Broad Jump
  • 20-Yard Shuttle
  • Three-Cone Drill
  • 60-yard Shuttle
  • Position Drills

Other evaluations:

  • Interviews
  • Physical Measurements
  • Injury Evaluation
  • Drug Screening
  • Cybex & Wonderlic tests

Kyle Ireland is a Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on Twitter (@kyleireland) and Instagram (@kyleirelandksl).

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