Tyler Conklin invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Feb. 7, 2018

Tight end Tyler Conklin will be among the 300-plus football players at the NFL Scouting Combine, where representatives from each team examine participants for four days.

Conklin, who had 83 catches for 1,159 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career at Central Michigan, is one of nine Mid-American Conference players to earn an invitation to the Feb. 27-March 5 combine.

Conklin caught a touchdown pass in the Senior Bowl on Jan. 27. A co-captain for the Chippewas in 2017, Conklin broke a bone in his foot early in the preseason. He had surgery Aug. 9 and missed the first five games of the season. He returned Oct. 7 at Ohio and led CMU's offense with 10 receptions, two touchdowns and 136 receiving yards in a 26-23 victory.

Conducted at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Conklin and others will be interviewed, examined by physicians and run through a series of physical tests: A 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, the three-cone drill and the shuttle run.

Tight ends are scheduled to do on-field drills on Saturday, March 3.

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