marshaun coprich

Illinois State University running back Marshaun Coprich impressed team representatives at the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Ind., last Friday and believes he will make it to the National Football League (NFL).

The top highlight of Coprich’s performance at the Combine was tying for fifth place during the 40-yard dash. Out of the 22 running back prospects, Coprich finished the race in 4.47 seconds with Ohio State’s Ezekiel Elliot, the top running back prospect for the NFL Draft analysts.

Coprich also lifted 225 pounds of weight 17 times during the bench press, and leaped 34 inches at the vertical leap event. He did not, however, make good progress during the 20- and 60-yard shuttles, placing last place in both with times of 4.58 seconds and 12.09 seconds.

Three days prior to performing at the Combine, Coprich managed to personally meet with more than 20 of the 32 teams. During the drills, he believes that he made progress before the eyes of the teams’ representatives.

Before the Combine began, analysts projected that Coprich would either be drafted in the seventh round or end up at free agency. After his performances, they believe that he will make the cut at either the third round or lower.

The NFL Draft will take place in Chicago for a second consecutive year April 28-30.

Jacob Klassen is a sports reporter at The Vidette and can be reached at Follow him on Twitter at @jklass350.

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