More than 300 top prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft have been invited to participate at the combine in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. This event is a vital step in athletes achieving their NFL dreams. Follow this event on NFL.com and NFL Network.Live Video
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Tuesday, Feb. 28
Robinson was one of the top safeties in several testing categories. His 40-yard dash time of 4.52 seconds tied for second fastest at the position, while his broad jump of 125.0 inches (10' 5") and 20-yard shuttle time of 4.15 seconds each tied for fourth best.
For a complete look at how each Spartan tested at the NFL Combine, visit their respective player pages on NFL.com:
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The next phase leading up to the NFL Draft will be Michigan State's Pro Day on Wednesday, March 14.
The 2012 NFL Draft will be conducted April 26-28 (Thursday, April 26 - first round; Friday, April 27 - second and third rounds; and Saturday, April 28 - fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh rounds) at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Monday, Feb. 27
Before testing, Worthy met with reporters on Sunday to talk about his career at Michigan State and what he expects at the next level.
In addition, former Spartans and current Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Blair White and cornerback Chris L. Rucker stopped by Lucas Oil Stadium to support their ex-teammates. Hear their interviews in Spartan All-Access.
Sunday, Feb. 26
In addition, MSUSpartans.com caught up with Baker and also safety Trenton Robinson, who will test on Tuesday at the NFL Combine.
"Everything that I've done at Michigan State, all the help that the coaches have given me, have put me in good position going into this," said Robinson.
In the 40-yard dash, Martin led the way with a time of 4.45 seconds. He also was one of the top performers in the 60-yard shuttle at 11.16 seconds.
Baker recorded a time of 4.53 seconds in the 40, while Cunningham came in at 4.59 seconds and Cousins came in at 4.93 seconds.
For a complete look at the test results on Sunday, visit the respective player pages at NFL.com here:
Saturday, Feb. 25
Hear what they had to say about each Spartan participant at the NFL Combine and also their thoughts on the state of the Spartan football program under head coach Mark Dantonio.
Friday, Feb. 24
Thursday, Feb. 23
|Name||Pos.||Ht.||Wt.||40||Bench||Vert.||Shuttle (20 yd./60 yd.)||3-C||Broad J.|
|RB||5-8||204||4.53 sec.||20||35.0 in.||4.31 sec.||7.27 sec.||111.0 in.|
|QB||6-3||214||4.93 sec.||-||28.5 in.||4.50 sec.||7.05 sec.||109.0 in.|
|WR||6-1||211||4.59 sec.||12||31.5 in.||-||7.10 sec.||116.0 in.|
|WR||6-0||188||4.45 sec.||13||39.5 in.||4.13 sec./11.16 sec.||6.85 sec.||122.0 in.|
|S||5-10||197||4.52 sec.||15||35.0 in.||4.15 sec.||-||125.0 in.|
|DT||6-2||308||5.08 sec.||-||28.5 in.||4.56 sec.||7.60 sec.||107.0 in.|
The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It's kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It's all about speed, explosion and watching skilled athletes run great times. These athletes are timed at 10, 20 and 40-yard intervals. What the scouts are looking for is an explosion from a static start.
The bench press is a test of strength -- 225 pounds, as many reps as the athlete can get. What the NFL scouts are also looking for is endurance. Anybody can do a max one time, but what the bench press tells the pro scouts is how often the athlete frequented his college weight room for the last 3-5 years.
The vertical jump is all about lower-body explosion and power. The athlete stands flat-footed and they measure his reach. It is important to accurately measure the reach, because the differential between the reach and the flag the athlete touches is his vertical jump measurement.
The broad jump is like being in gym class back in junior high school. Basically, it is testing an athlete's lower-body explosion and lower-body strength. The athlete starts out with a stance balanced and then he explodes out as far as he can. It tests explosion and balance, because he has to land without moving.
3 cone drill
The 3 cone drill tests an athlete's ability to change directions at a high speed. Three cones in an L-shape. He starts from the starting line, goes 5 yards to the first cone and back. Then, he turns, runs around the second cone, runs a weave around the third cone, which is the high point of the L, changes directions, comes back around that second cone and finishes.
The short shuttle is the first of the cone drills. It is known as the 5-10-5. What it tests is the athlete's lateral quickness and explosion in short areas. The athlete starts in the three-point stance, explodse out 5 yards to his right, touches the line, goes back 10 yards to his left, left hand touches the line, pivot, and he turns 5 more yards and finishes.