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Live Blog: Michigan Football At The NFL Scouting Combine Friday

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Running back Karan Higdon is competing at the NFL Combine Friday.
Running back Karan Higdon is competing at the NFL Combine Friday. (USA Today Sports Images)

Friday Recap 

Karan Higdon 

Higdon showed off his speed Friday at the NFL combine, running the seventh-best official 40-yard dash amongst running backs at 4.49 seconds. He had the 13th best vertical jump at his position at 34.0 inches, while his broad jump was seventh at his position at 123.0 inches. He did not participate in the other drills.

Linebacker Devin Bush Jr., defensive ends Rashan Gary and Chase Winovich and tight end Zach Gentry were measured. Gentry had 12 reps on the bench press and will begin on-feild drills at 10 a.m. Saturday. Bush, Gary and Winovich will bench press tomorrow afternoon.

4:20 p.m. — Tight end Zach Gentry has begun his measurements.

3:50 p.m.

Higdon had the seventh fastest 40-yard dash amongst the running backs.

Higdon's vertical jump of 34.0 inches was 13th best amongst running backs and his broad jump was seventh.

3:20 p.m. — Karan Higdon's 40-yard dash time was officially changed to 4.49.

2:35 p.m. — Karan Higdon had a vertical jump of 34.0 inches and had a broad jump of 123.0 inches, which is the seventh-best among the running backs.

1:53 p.m. — In his second attempt at the 40-yard dash, Karan Higdon ran a 4.58.

1:40 p.m.: — Karan Higdon ran a 4.50 40-yard dash.

While Higdon was running his 40-yard dash, the NFL Network analysts discussed Higdon’s decision to skip the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.

“It’s a decision of these kids to get ready for the combine and be healthy,” Michigan alumni Rich Eisen said.

Daniel Jeremiah said the rub on Higdon was that he skipped the bowl game, but participated in the Senior Bowl.

“It is a big thing coming up with coaches if you’re going to leave and not play in the bowl game and go to something else,” Charles Davies said.

“But the point of not playing in the bowl game is so you don’t get injured and then you go to the Senior Bowl where you’re going to get tackled and there’s a chance of injury there,” Jeremiah said. “So you’re deciding to take a chance at getting injured at the Senior Bowl, but you’re not taking a chance of getting injured with your teammates. That’s what the conversation is.”

Jeremiah said at the end of the day, it’s not going to hurt Higdon.

11:25 a.m. — Former Michigan linebacker Devin Bush's measurements at the NFL Combine came in.

10:02 a.m. — Former Michigan defensive end Chase Winovich's measurements at the NFL Combine came in.

9:50 a.m. — Former Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary's measurements at the NFL Combine came in.


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