Kris Frost didn’t stand out versus his contemporaries Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
The former Auburn linebacker ran the second worst time in the 40-yard dash of the 31 players that participated in the drill at his position. Frost’s time of 4.97 seconds only beat out Utah linebacker Paul Gionni (5.05).
Frost’s measurements in the vertical jump (29 inches) and broad jump (113 inches) were both at the bottom of his position group as well. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker is projected as a borderline pick in this year’s NFL draft.
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“At some point he may start to play rather than think and he's got really good size,” an AFC Director of college scouting said. “What is going to kill him is his effort level. His LSU tape was embarrassing."
Frost will get a second chance at impressing scouts when Auburn hosts it pro day on March 9.
Former teammate Cassanova McKinzy might also use the event to go through the workouts he skipped Sunday. McKinzy told AL.com he didn’t participate in on-field drills because of a hamstring injury. McKinzy had previously suffered a knee injury in Auburn’s season-finale win over Memphis in the Birmingham Bowl.
While Mel Kiper Jr. gave the 6-foot-1, 248-pounds a mid-round grade in January, some scouts don’t see McKinzy going that high.
"I like his toughness but unless you are going to use him as a pass rusher I don't see any third-down value and his entire game revolves around the box. Just too limited,” an AFC East scout said.