Add several more players who were injured during the Combine.
Neither injury is serious.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said Queen is expected to participate in LSU’s Pro Day on April 3. The Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller, meanwhile, says Murray had already regained strength and is also expected to participate in Oklahoma’s Pro Day on March 11.
And Ohio State cornerback Jeffrey Okudah (6-1, 205) landed awkwardly while tracking a ball, taking a hit to his head and neck area on Sunday. Okudah sat out the drills afterward but later confirmed via Twitter that he was fine.
Okudah is the No. 5 overall prospect in the latest Fanspeak-Steve big board.
Talked to OU LB Kenneth Murray this morning following his 40 yard dash run that ended with an injury.
He's doing well and has the majority of his strength already, which indicates a strain. He was able to walk on it and stayed to support his fellow LBs during drills last night.
— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) March 1, 2020
#LSU 1st round LB Patrick Queen, who suffered a hamstring injury while running his 40-yard dash, received positive news on his MRI. Source says that while it looked scary, Queen merely tweaked his hamstring, is walking this morning and should be able to work out at LSU’s Pro Day.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 1, 2020
We’re All Good Over Here! pic.twitter.com/CV5dRISNXg
— Jeff Okudah (@jeffokudah) March 1, 2020
Small-school linebacker Akeem Davis-Gaither was hoping to make a name for himself at the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.
Now he’ll have to impress during Appalachian State’s Pro Day.
Davis-Gaither (6-foot1, 224) is among several players who are either not participating, limited, or who were hurt during the Combine.
Davis-Gaither, a Senior Bowl participant, was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his foot. Even though he played with the injury the entire season, Davis-Gaither will now need surgery.
Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network says Davis-Gaither will likely need a screw surgically inserted to stabilize the injury.
It was also disappointing news for one of the top offensive linemen at the Combine. LSU center Lloyd Cushenberry (6-3, 312), considered the best interior offensive lineman, appeared to pull his right hamstring while running his second 40-yard dash on Friday, forcing him to miss the rest of the drills, reports NFL Networks Kimberly Jones. Cushenberry ran a 5.27 40 on his first attempt. Prior to that, he had 25 reps in the bench press.
LSU’s Pro Day is April 3.
Regardless of the outcome today, it was a very successful week and a dream come true to be apart of the NFL Combine…On to Pro Day🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Lloyd Cushenberry (@LCush79) February 29, 2020
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TOUGH GUY !!! pic.twitter.com/mqQuCAiKQ1
— René Bugner (@RNBWCV) February 28, 2020