East Texans Impress at NFL Combine

By: Coleman Swierc - email

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (KLTV/NFL) - Several of the best players from East Texas are making quite the impression at the NFL combine.

Former Tyler Lee Tight End Brandon Pettigrew ran a slower than expected 40 time, (4.85) but impressed several scouts with his pass-catching ability and blocking ability.

"I was upset with how I ran the 40," Pettigrew told NFL Network reporters, "but I think that I did well in other areas, and it is over now, and I am happy with how I did."

Pettigrew is still considered to be the best Tight End prospect in the upcoming draft.

But he was not the only one to impress.

Former TJC All-American Johnny Knox ran the 3rd fastest 40 time, (4.34) and was "impressive" in his interview session, says NFL scouts.

Knox caught 38 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns as an Apache in 2006.

Also, San Augustine native and former SFA Lumberjack Dominique Edison ran the 6th fastest 20-yard shuttle time (6.18) and had one of the highest verticle leaps as well (37 inches).

Rusk native Cody Glenn, at the combine as a running back, preformed the 6th highest on the bench press, doing 25 reps of 225 pounds.