Feb. 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Former Cal players Brian Schwenke and C.J. Anderson competed Saturday at the 2013 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Schwenke was among the top offensive linemen performers in both the 3 cone drill (T2nd, 7.31) and 40-yard dash (T6th, 4.99).
His performance Saturday came one day after achieving 31 repetitions of the bench press at 225 pounds to rank tied for eighth among all offensive linemen. Schwenke also participated in the broad jump (108.0 inches), vertical jump (26.5 inches) and 20-yard shuttle (4.74) on Saturday.
"Thanks everyone for the love and support at the combine," Schwenke tweeted Saturday. "I love you all! Had a great time in Indy, ready to be back in sunny California."
Anderson bench pressed 225 pounds 17 times Saturday in his first measurable drill of the combine. Anderson is scheduled to participate in the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 3 cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle Sunday, in addition to going through on-field positional work.
Wide receiver Keenan Allen is also at the combine but will not go through the workouts or measurable skills testing due to a knee injury, his agent announced last 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, Apr. 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 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 are 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 were the final group to 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 is providing extensive television coverage of the final four days of the event from Saturday-Tuesday, Feb. 23-26.