We knew that Oklahoma State running back Chris Carson, working out in Georgia in anticipation of both the NFL Combine in Indianapolis running from Feb. 28 to March 6 and Oklahoma State's Pro Day on Thursday, March 9, has been invited to the Combine.
Carson's good news was posted on Twitter by Oklahoma State running backs coach Marcus Arroyo. We had heard from a reliable source that three other Cowboys were bound for the NFL Combine, but that news has changed. We had heard that defensive tackle Vincent Taylor, tight end Blake Jarwin and safety Jordan Sterns were going. Today on Triple Play Sports Radio, Sterns said he is not going.
"Each player has his own path to get there and mine is not through the Combine," said Sterns, who did play well in the Senior Bowl and met with scouts there and is currently training in Baton Rouge, La., under former NFL safety Ryan Clark at Traction Sports Performance. "I was disappointed, but God has a reason for everything and I'm going to use the extra time I have before the Pro Day at Oklahoma State to train and be ready to run my best time (40)."
We know believe that Taylor will be at the NFL Combine with Carson and cornerback Ashton Lampkin. Taylor is in the 6-3, 310-pound vicinity and this past season had 51 total tackles, with 28 unassisted and 12 sacks, 22.5 tackles for loss, and a nation-leading four blocked kicks.
Lampkin is right at 6-0, 190 pounds and he finished this season with 34 total tackles, 24 unassisted and an interception in the Alamo Bowl win over Colorado.
Carson is a rock solid 6-1, 215 pounds and finished this past season with 82 carries for 565 yards and seven touchdowns. He also caught 13 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown.