NFL draft prospect smacked in the face during Scouting Combine 'gauntlet drill'

The NFL Scouting Mix kicked off in Indianapolis this week, giving potentialities around the nation an opportunity to exhibit their abilities and, for lesser-known gamers, an opportunity to make a reputation for themselves.

However one prospect, sadly, drew consideration for all of the unsuitable causes when he used to be smacked within the face all through the “gauntlet drill.”

Mitchell Wilcox, a decent finish from the College of South Florida, most probably did not do his draft inventory any favors when he took a spiral in his left eye.

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To his credit score, he used to be in a position to shake off the hit and catch the following two passes, finishing the drill.

After he used to be hit, he reportedly nearly fell all through his moment strive, after which in reality fell at the subsequent drill.

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South Florida tight end Mitchell Wilcox runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. 

South Florida tight finish Mitchell Wilcox runs a drill on the NFL soccer scouting mix in Indianapolis, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. 
(AP)

The 6-foot-Three, 247-pound participant additionally recorded a four.88-second time within the 40-yard sprint, which ranked 15th a few of the 17 tight ends to run, in keeping with the NFL.com effects tracker.

Regardless of the harsh day out Thursday, Wilcox stayed sure.

“Tough day on the place of business needless to say,” he tweeted. “Could not see neatly out of my left eye and used to be disoriented after that ball.. I’m going to jump again.”

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Greater than 300 potentialities take part within the NFL Scouting Mix. On Thursday, tight ends, receivers and quarterbacks are put via their paces, whilst kickers, particular groups, offensive line and working backs determine on Friday.

The NFL Draft is April 23-25.

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