Kevin Peterson Runs, Will Get Second Chance

Former All-Big 12 cornerback Kevin Peterson participated at the NFL Scouting Combine on Monday.

Kevin Peterson left the Senior Bowl on the day before the game after re-aggravating an ankle injury. But the Oklahoma State cornerback decided he had rehabbed enough to run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine on Monday in Indianapolis as he went through his drills with the second group of defensive backs (cornerbacks and safeties).

The times overall seemed slow and Peterson ran a hand-timed 4.66 and 4.60, according to the NFL Network. His official time from the NFL ended up being a 4.66. The good thing is he gets another week to improve the ankle and then run on his home turf at Oklahoma State's Pro Timing Day in the Sherman Smith Center in Stillwater on Tuesday, March 8.

Peterson, who is projected as a mid- to late-round draft pick, also had results that included 14 reps on the 225-pound bench press test, 35.5 inches on the vertical jump, and a 10 feet and 1 inch on the broad jump. It is interesting that his jump numbers were identical to the highly ranked numbers posted on Sunday by defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah.

Peterson had the ninth best time in the three cone drill with a 6.94 seconds. He also clocked a 4.31 in the 5-10-5 or 20-yard shuttle.

Peterson measured 5-10 and 181 pounds with 31 1/2-inch arms and 8 5/8ths-inch hands.

The All-Big 12 performer did well on the drills as he showed good hands in catching everything thrown to him and he showed smooth backpedal and turn to run, change of direction, and ability to drop and come up and drop again. Peterson will have the chance to do any of the drills or measurements over again on March 8.

This past season he had 42 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, an interception, and a fumble recovery.

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