Feb. 28, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS - Former Cal football players Mike Mohamed and Cameron Jordan took their turns Monday at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine being held at Lucas Oil Stadium through Tuesday when the linebackers and defensive lineman were put through measurable drills.
Mohamed equaled Texas A&M's Von Miller for the top time among linebackers in both the 3 cone drill (7.07) and 20-yard shuttle (4.00). Mohamed and Connecticut's Scott Lutrus were tied for second behind Miller at their position in the 60-yard shuttle (11.25). Mohamed was also listed 12th among linebackers in both the 40-yard dash (4.70) and broad jump (9'7").
Jordan's marks in the broad jump (9'9") and 3 cone drill (7.07) both tied for seventh among defensive lineman, while his 4.70 40-yard dash was 10th and his 4.37 in the 20-yard shuffle tied for 10th.
Mohamed and Jordan were the second and third former Bears, following TB Shane Vereen on Sunday, to perform at the combine in front of more than 600 NFL personnel from all 32 teams present, including head coaches, general managers and scouts.
S Chris Conte will be the final Cal player to participate in the event and will go through his workouts with one of two defensive back groups on Tuesday. NFL Network is providing nearly around-the-clock television coverage of the event. Visit NFL.com/combine for additional coverage from the NFL.
The first of more than 300 combine participants started arriving last Wednesday. The groups arrived in waves to be put through a series of tests, interviews and measurable drills including the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump, broad jump, 3 cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle.
Conte's workout on Tuesday begins at 9:00 a.m. EST/6:00 a.m. PST.
The combine is one of the key tools used by NFL teams in preparation for the NFL Draft, which will take place Thursday-Saturday, Apr. 28-30 from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Cal has made a strong showing in the NFL Draft over the years with 25 former Cal players being selected in the first round, including the only two first-round picks from the Pac-10 in 2010 with the selections of DT Tyson Alualu (10th overall, Jacksonville Jaguars) and RB Jahvid Best (30th overall, Detroit Lions). The Bears have had six first-round picks and 32 overall selections since Jeff Tedford became the team's head coach in 2002.