2015 Husky Combine: News and Notes

Aside from a few notable non-participants, there were some standout performances during the second-annual Husky Combine held inside the Dempsey Indoor Training Facility. Here's a look at some of the players who stood out and some other news we were able to glean during the three-hour workout...

-- CB Kevin King looked solid in every drill, but really stood out in the vertical where he posted a 38-inch vertical which was the best one of the day.

-- While King posted the biggest vertical on the day, probably the most impressive of the day was redshirt freshman Shane Bowman who hit 33 inches while looking like he's added about 20 pounds to his frame.

-- Another note on Bowman -- it sounds like he has made the move inside to defensive tackle.

-- LB Azeem Victor looked very impressive, but he's always passed the look test. The third-year sophomore hit 31 inches on his vertical. Word is also that Victor looks to be the number one middle linebacker heading into spring football.

-- OL Shane Brostek looks to be in great shape. He was the first player to jump on the day and he looked very explosive hitting 31 inches on the vert.

-- JUCO transfer Ezekiel Turner, a safety, really looked to be in great shape. He posted a 29 inch vertical.

-- As I noted in a tweet, redshirt freshman DL Vita Vea looks incredible. He's lost a lot of the flabby weight in the middle and looks really toned and ready to go. At probably 320 pounds, he posted a 27.5 inch vertical.

-- OT Kaleb McGary is a specimen. He still looks relatively skinny in his legs, so he's got plenty of room to put on more size and muscle, but he looks like he's in great shape. McGary hit 28 inches on his vertical.

-- RB Deontae Cooper hit 32.5 inches on his vert and he ran a 4.49 forty. Cooper looks very lean and cut. He sure seems ready to take things to the next level.

-- Loved how good DT Elijah Qualls looked today. He posted a 29.5 inch vertical and a 5.1 forty time.

-- DB Brian Clay looked explosive when he hit 35.5 inches on his vertical. He was outstanding as a special teams gunner and this could be the year he finds his way onto the field.

-- DL Tani Tupou looks to have added about 15 pounds and is close to 300 pounds. He posted a 28.5 inch vertical.

-- QB Cyler Miles had the best vertical (33.5 inches) of the quarterbacks, but the signal-caller who passed the look test more than any other was K.J. Carta-Samuels, despite his mohawk haircut.

-- TE Josh Perkins said he wasn't right for most of the season as he suffered an injury early on and never was 100%. He said he's in the best shape of his life and he proved it, posting a 32 inch vertical which was four inches higher than at the same point last year.

-- TE Darrell Daniels looks like he's lived in the weight room for the past three months. He's cut and looked to be in great shape.

-- DE/LB Psalm Wooching posted a 31 inch vertical and 4.43 in the shuttle.

-- Players who did not take part in the combine included LB Travis Feeney, DL Jarett Finau, S Trevor Walker, LB Keishawn Bierria, WR John Ross and OL Dexter Charles. Most had offseason surgery, but it was unclear what was going on with Feeney as we were unaware of any injury issues for him.


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