Allen Lazard has no regrets on his wild ride at Iowa State.
Tommy Birch/The Register
For the last four or five years, Allen Lazard would watch the NFL Scouting Combine on television and pay attention to what drills the wide receivers were going through, just in case he ever got the chance to participate in the event.
Now, Lazard is getting shot.
The former Iowa State star said Thursday night that he’s been invited to attend the NFL Scouting Combine. The event takes place from Feb. 27 to March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
“I’m up for the challenge and I want to be able to showcase what I’m able to do for these scouts,” Lazard said.
The event, which is invitation only, offers some of the best college football players a chance to go through physical and mental tests in front of NFL officials. Lazard, a four-year starter for Iowa State, said he was one of the players selected. The Urbandale native ended his career as one of the best wide receivers in Iowa State history.
A 6-foot-5, 222-pound, physical pass catcher, Lazard is Iowa State’s all-time leader in receptions (241), receiving yards (3,360), 100-yard receiving games (12), consecutive 100-yard games (four) and consecutive games with a reception (48).
Lazard spoke about studying past combines.
“I’d try to watch to see what drills they were doing and what their times were like and whatnot,” Lazard said. “Even more so this year — just kind of going back and watching film of the guys that are (productive) in the NFL or went high in the draft, where they do well and where did they excel in the combine, and kind of trying to mimic what they do.”
Source: Des Moines Register
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