Two Vols have been invited to the NFL Combine in February later this month. Curt Maggitt and Marquez North go invited to workout for NFL scouts and meet with teams in Indy.
Maggitt didn’t get to leave Tennessee on his terms but he will get a chance to start a new chapter at the NFL Combine later this month. Maggitt played in only two games his senior year before going down with a hip injury against Oklahoma. The Vols linebacker finished third in the SEC with 11 sacks and ended 2014 as a consensus 2nd team All-SEC linebacker.
At 6’4 240 pounds Maggitt has the size scouts like but questions about injuries and his character may cause him to not get drafted. Earlier this week the former Vol was named in a federal lawsuit that says he assaulted a teammate who was trying to assist someone who had allegedly been raped by another teammate. Stuff like this is never good when you are trying to get drafted and he will have to answer questions about it at the Combine.
Like Maggitt Marquez North battled injuries during his time in Knoxville. North showed flashes as a freshman but couldn’t get going as a sophomore and junior. The former Vol only caught 36 passes his last two years at Tennessee and saw his role in the offense reduced before getting injured as the team went to a more run-oriented offense with Jalen Hurd and Alvin Kamara in the backfield. Another year on Rocky Top probably would’ve benefited him but North decided to go pro.
If North can get healthy and have a good showing in Indianapolis alongside a clean bill of health later this month he could help his draft stock immensely. North is thought to be a mid-round pick at best.