Missouri QB Drew Lock, TE Kendall Blanton among six Tigers invited to NFL Combine

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Posted at 2:41 PM, Feb 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-08 17:26:09-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Missouri graduate Drew Lock is one of 17 quarterbacks invited to the 2019 NFL Combine, which is scheduled for Feb. 26 to March 4 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Lock, a Lee’s Summit graduate, is one of six former Tigers among the 338 participants invited to the NFL’s annual up-close inspection of incoming talent.

That group also includes Blue Springs South graduate Kendall Blanton, an athletic 6-foot-6 prospect who made tremendous strides as a blocker during his five years at Mizzou.

Offensive tackle Paul Adams, defensive tackle Terry Beckner Jr., wide receiver Emanuel Hall and linebacker Terez Hall also were invited to the NFL Combine.

The six player invites are the most for Mizzou since 2014 when seven players (DE Kony Ealy, DE Michael Sam, RB Henry Josey, WR Marcus Lucas, WR L'Damian Washington, CB E.J. Gaines and OL Justin Britt) were picked for the inclusion.

Two Kansas State players — projected first-round pick Dalton Risner, an offensive tackle, and running back Alex Barnes — were invited, while defensive lineman Daniel Wise was the only Kansas player invited.

Washburn University cornerback Corey Ballentine from Topeka, Kansas, is the only combine invitee from the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association this year.