Sunday, February 22, 2015
Ankle injury keeps Varga out of NFL Combine
I spoke with Tyler Varga’s agent, Joe Linta, over the
weekend. Varga was forced to sit out of NFL combine drills because of a bone
spur in his ankle.
He still took part in the medical exams, team interviews and
the bench press. And he certainly drew some attention in the bench press,
finishing among the top RB/FB with 23 reps of 225 lbs.
Varga, the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, is expected to be ready for his Pro Day on March 31st
at Tolland’s Star Hill Family Athletic Center. Scouts from most, if not all,
NFL teams are expected to be in attendance.
“Everyone I spoke with is intrigued with this kid,” Linta
said. “They’re interested. It didn’t hurt him at all. He’s still sitting in
that fourth-fifth round range. But again, he has to perform. We were hoping
this would be the calling card for that, but we just have to wait.”