New Mexico’s James makes case for NFL

University of New Mexico quarterback/wide receiver Victor James (6-foot-1, 207 pounds) matched the best broad jump by a wideout at the NFL Scouting Combine (10-feet, 6-inches) at the school’s pro day on March 10.

New Mexico LB Clint McPeek worked out for NFL scouts at the school's pro day. (Tom Pennington / Associated Press)

James likely won’t be drafted, but he could enter the NFL as a free agent wide receiver. In addition to his broad jump, James ran 4.53 and 4.55 in the 40-yard dash, had a 27-inch vertical leap, 6.69 short shuttle, and completed 22 bench press reps at 225 pounds.

One representative from the Arizona Cardinals was present to watch James and 10 other players work out indoors on FieldTurf. Other players of note:

Offensive lineman Erik Cook (6-6, 310) ran 5.55 and 5.60 in the 40, had a 27.5-inch vertical leap, 8-foot, 4-inch broad jump, 7.93 three-cone drill and completed 22 bench pres repetitions. Cook was in Indianapolis at the combine but did not work out.

Linebacker/special teamer Clint McPeek (6-1 1/2, 226) ran 4.60 and 4.58 in the 40, had a 39-inch vertical leap, 10-foot, 6-inch broad jump, 6.72 three-cone drill and 20 bench press reps.

— Gil Brandt

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