Two UConn Huskies will be making their way to Indianapolis for the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine in safety Obi Melifonwu and wide receiver Noel Thomas.
Melifonwu made waves in the Reece’s Senior Bowl, where he earned continuous praise from talent evaluators for making plays on the field along with his impressive athleticism and measurables.
The Grafton, Massachusetts native is consistently listed as a top-5 safety prospect who could go anywhere between the 1st and 4th rounds based on current mock drafts. After producing mightily while at UConn and starting for over three years, there is a lot to like about his potential at the next level.
"He's a freak. He's going to blow away the combine,” an AFC personnel director said. “He's fast and will post some of the best vertical and broad numbers at his position. He's going to get a lot better in the pros and he has that elite size that will get him overdrafted."
Thomas finished his senior season with 100 catches and over 1200 yards from scrimmage and is looking to make his wave at the combine, where he will have his chance to stand out from a crowded wide receiver pool. His position ranking and draft range are currently all over the place, but we’ll know much more after the combine. Anyone who followed UConn Football this year saw that he has what it takes to succeed in the pros.
We had a chance to catch up with Thomas in Atlanta, where he is training for the draft with fellow former Husky Andrew Adams. Listen below: