By David Beaudin
Frogs Today staff writer
One more spoke in the NFL evaluation wheel is complete and scouts and coaches alike now know much more about nine Horned Frogs who participated in the NFL combine in Indianapolis.
The event ran over five days and ended this past Sunday.
The nine Frogs who attended the combine were tied for third most in college football, alongside Florida, LSU, and Michigan. Only Alabama (13) and Georgia (12) had more.
Let’s start with the two TCU offensive lineman represented. First, Frogs’ captain Steve Avila, an offensive center-turned-guard in 2022, really improved his already high stock.
Avila checked in at 6-foot-3 1/2 inches and 332 pounds. His overall mass and width is deceiving, making many scouts realize he is longer than they expected — recording a 33-inch wingspan, which is on the higher end for NFL guards. He also recorded an impressive 4.74 in the short shuttle, 8-foot-2 inch broad jump and put up 28 reps on the bench press of 225 pounds.