Recapping Local Prospects' Combine Performances

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The “ultimate job interview” for more than 300 players is now in the books as the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine has concluded.

With that said, 10 local prospects from Southern California descended upon Indianapolis in hopes of bolstering their stock before their college pro days and the 2019 NFL Draft in late April.

How did each player fare? Check out the list below.

UCLA

T Andre James – The 6-4, 299-pound tackle who pundits believe should make the switch to guard in the pros tied for 14th at his position in the vertical jump (29.0), earning a top performer ranking per NFL.com.

TE Caleb Wilson – Wilson posted several bests at his position in Indy. The 6-4, 240-pounder had the second-best 40-yard dash time (4.56) for tight ends and tied for 10th for TEs in broad jump (9’5”), three-cone drill (7.20) and 60-yard shuttle (12.18). Lastly, he was 12th at his position for the 20-yard shuttle (4.40).

USC

T Chuma Edoga – The 6-3, 308-pound second-team All-Pac-12 tackle ran an unofficial 5.19 40-yard dash and benched 21 reps.

EDGE Porter Gustin – At 6-4, 255-pounds, this edge rusher showed strength at the Combine, tying for the 10-best mark at the bench press (31 reps) of all participants.

CB Iman Lewis-Marshall – A native of Long Beach, the 6-1, 207-pound Lewis-Marshall ran an unofficial 4.53 40-yard dash and tied for seventh at position for bench press reps (16).

LB Cameron Smith – The 6-2, 238-pound inside linebacker who NFL.com deems “smart and steady” posted three position bests at the Combine. He ranked fourth in the vertical jump at position (39.0), tied for the fifth-best broad jump for LBs (10’3”) and tied for eighth at position for the 20-yard shuttle (4.23).

S Marvell Tell – Tell made a name for himself in the broad jump as he posted the fourth-best jump in the category (11’4”). It was the second-best jump at his position next to Virginia’s Juan Thornhill’s 11’9” mark. He also had the fifth-best vertical jump (42.0) of all Combine prospects.

SDSU

T Ryan Pope – The Long Beach native stands at 6-7, 320-pounds and earned second-team All-Mountain West honors in his senior season. At the Combine, he notched 25 reps at the bench press.

T Tyler Roemer – Noted to have “eye-catching” athleticism per NFL.com, the 6-6, 312-pound Roemer tied for 10th in his position as a top performer in the vertical jump (30.5).

TE Kahale Warring – Though he didn’t start playing football until he was a senior in high school, Warring is listed as “exciting and ascending” according to NFL.com. He was a top performer in each Combine drill at his position. He had the sixth-best 40-yard dash (4.67 U) for all TEs. Additionally, he benched the seventh-best reps (19), tied third-best for TEs at the vertical jump (36.5), had the third-best broad jump (10’2”) at position, tied 11th-best at position for three-cone drill (7.21). Lastly, he was fourth at his position for the short shuttle and was third at his position for the 60-yard shuttle (11.72), which tied 12th best overall.

Take a look at the 10 local prospects from USC, UCLA and SDSU as they participate in this year's Combine.

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