Feb. 22, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Brian Schwenke was the first former Cal player to go through a measurable drill at the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday with 31 repetitions of the bench press at 225 pounds to rank tied for eighth among all offensive linemen at the event.
"I was excited about 31 reps," Schwenke said. "I was shooting for 30 at the least, so I'm very happy."
Schwenke will conclude his combine on Saturday when he moves on to his on-field positional workouts and measurable drills including the 40-yard dash, 20 and 60-yard shuttles and 3-cone drill, while also being measured in the broad jump and vertical jump.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen is at the combine but will not go through the workouts or measurable skills testing to a knee injury, his agent announced Wednesday. Allen is scheduled to participate in other activities at the event.
Each player at the combine is put through a similar four-day schedule for personnel from all 32 NFL teams, including head coaches, general managers and scouts. The combine is one of the key tools used in preparation for the 2013 NFL Draft, which will take place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27.
On their day of arrival in Indianapolis, players register before going through orientation, hospital pre-exam and x-rays and team interviews. The second day includes more additional team interviews, media interviews, measurements and medical examinations. Day three consists of the bench press to begin the measurable drills testing, as well as psychological testing, an NFL Players Association meeting and more team interviews. On the fourth and final day, players will be timed in the 40-yard dash, 20 and 60-yard shuttles and 3-cone drills, while also being measured in the broad jump and vertical jump, in addition to going through on-field positional workouts.
Players began arriving at the combine Wednesday staggered by position groups beginning with the placekickers, specialists, offensive linemen and tight ends. Thursday arrivals included quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers, while defensive linemen and linebackers checked in on Friday. Defensive backs will arrive on Saturday.
Stay tuned to CalBears.com beginning Friday for updates on former Golden Bears participating at event. For additional coverage of the 2013 NFL Combine, visit NFL.com/Combine. NFL Network's extensive television coverage of the final four days of the event starts Saturday at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.