Kyle Juszczyk could be first Harvard player drafted since 2005

Representatives from 15 NFL teams gathered at the pro day held at Harvard on March 14, where six Harvard players and nine others from different schools worked out.

Kyle Juszczyk, Harvard FB (6-foot-1 1/4, 248 pounds) — Juszczyk — who was not at the NFL Scouting Combine — ran the 40-yard dash in 4.72 and 4.71 seconds. He had a 37-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-1 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.19 seconds and the three-cone drill in 6.93 seconds. He performed 24 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Juszczyk played some tight end and H-back for the Crimson, but worked out at fullback at his pro day. He had a very good workout, and I imagine that this showing will earn Juszczyk a draft selection somewhere in the fifth or sixth rounds.

The last player drafted out of Harvard was quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, who was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the fifth-round of the 2005 NFL Draft.

Ryan Moores, Middlebury OL (6-5 3/4, 308) — Moores — who was not at the combine — ran the 40 in 5.50 and 5.46 seconds. He had a 26 1/2-inch vertical jump and and an 8-foot-8 broad jump. He ran the short shuttle in 4.68 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.49 seconds. He did not bench due to a right shoulder problem. Middlebury (which is based in Vermont) has never had a player selected in the NFL draft. Moores likely won’t be the first, but could be a rookie free-agent pickup.

Alex Schneider, Holy Cross TE (6-6, 252) — Schneider — who was not at the combine — did not run the 40 due to a slight hamstring injury. He did, however, run the short shuttle in 4.56 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.47 seconds. He had a 31-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot-1 broad jump. He strained a left pectoral muscle on the bench press, so he managed just three lifts of 225 pounds. Schneider left his home near Minneapolis very early in the morning to get to Harvard’s pro day, and it was figured that part of the reason why he didn’t run the 40 was because he was tired from the traveling. This is a good-looking athlete, and somebody will go to re-time him.

Holy Cross hasn’t had a player drafted since 1989, when linebacker Rob McGovern was selected in the 10th round by the Kansas City Chiefs.

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