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Notre Dame Football: NFL Invites 3 Irish To Its Combine

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QB DeShone Kizer, DT Jarron Jones and DT Isaac Rochell will participate in Feb. 28-March 6 event

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DeShone Kizer, Jarron Jones and Isaac Rochell will workout for all 32 teams during the NFL’s annual combine, held Feb. 28 to March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The three Notre Dame Fighting Irish players were among 330 participants announced Wednesday by the professional football league.

The combine includes several workouts intended to demonstrate speed, power, agility, and quick decision making. They include the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical leap, broad jump, three cone drill and shuttle run.

Quarterbacks will be expected to show their proficiency in a three-, five- and seven-step drop,. Scouts will also be looking at where they hold the ball and their arm strength on the “go” routes. Defensive tackles are expected to demonstrate their “dip,” “rip” and “swim” technique while showing off some first-step explosion.

Mock drafts released in the last week show no true consensus on Kizer’s draft position.

Jones is a second or third round pick, according to draft analysts. Rochell is slotted anywhere from the third to fifth rounds.

Running back Tarean Folston, cornerback Cole Luke and linebacker James Onwualu were not invited to the Combine and now must rely on Notre Dame’s Pro Day to demonstrate their mettle to the scouts in attendance. That’s usually held about four weeks after the NFL’s event.

Philadelphia is host of the draft this year, which will be held April 27-29.