NFL Draft Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles, Denve Broncos Eyeing Rutgers Guard Chris Muller
The Philadelphia Eagles and Denver Broncos are targeting Rutgers guard Chris Muller in the upcoming NFL draft. The two teams are set to host the offensive lineman this week after he worked out with New York squads Giants and Jets earlier this month.
Sporting News reported that the 6-foot-6, 312-pound Scarlet Knights senior has "turned heads a few weeks ago at his Pro Day" after making 34 reps in the 225-pound bench press and registering running times of 5.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, 3.08 seconds in the 20-yard, and 1.84 seconds in the 10-yard. He also recorded a vertical jump of 29 inches, a broad jump of more than nine feet, a 4.86-second 20-yard shuttle, and a 7.72-second three-cone drill.
The most bench press reps made by an offensive lineman during the NFL Combine were 35 by Utah offensive guard Isaac Asiata and Muller was just one short during his Pro Day performance. For his size, the 5.35-second time he pulled off at 40 has also impressed a lot of NFL scouts, which led to teams visiting him weeks before the draft.
Muller, who is Rutgers' team captain, has started all 12 games for the Scarlet Knights at right guard last season. In four seasons with the team, he became only the second OL in team history to play in 50 career games, starting 49 of them, as he never missed a single game for the squad.
During his junior year in 2015, Muller had also started all of the team's 12 games, playing once as a center. He was part of that year's Rutgers offensive line that averaged 5.2 yards per carry that also allowed only one sack for the season.
The Eagles' highest pick is at no. 14, while the Broncos will select at no. 20. Philadelphia has seven other picks for a total of eight while Denver has ten selections, including the last two picks of the draft.
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