Rutgers football in the NFL: Max Melton gets praised for his NFL combine workout by CBS Sports

Max Melton is generating some very good buzz following his performance last week at the NFL combine. The former Rutgers football defensive back certainly helped his draft stock.

His last season at Rutgers saw Melton finish with 32 total tackles, three interceptions and six passes defended. He was an All-Big Ten selection (honorable mention) as a senior.

Emory Hunt, one of the few people in the business who analyzes and doesn’t yell his opinion, praised Melton’s performance last week at the NFL combine.

In Indianapolis, he ran a 4.39 time (tied for sixth among all cornerbacks). His 11.4-inch broad jump was the longest among any cornerbacks.

“But it matches what he does on tape,” Hunt said yesterday on CBS Sports HQ.

“And I think Melton is someone who is active around the ball, has great ball skills, can quickly close and keep that space tight between him and the receiver. Definitely going to be someone who is going to go mid-round and be a starter by season’s end.”

It is solid praise from Hunt, who highlighted Melton as one of the players who made an impression during the NFL combine.


With his performance at the NFL combine, Melton is likely a Day 2 pick or a very early Day 3 selection in April’s NFL draft.

Story originally appeared on Rutgers Wire