Feb. 22, 2006
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
Former Wyoming Cowboys Jovon Bouknight and Derrick Martin will participate in the 2006 NFL Scouting Combine beginning Thursday, Feb. 23 through Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Ind. The two are among 330 NFL draft eligible players to be invited to the annual pre-draft event.
Bouknight was one of the premier receivers in college football last season. He was one of only 15 players nationally to be named a semifinalist for the 2005 Biletnikoff Award, which honors the nation's top collegiate receiver. Bouknight concluded the 2005 season ranked No. 7 in the NCAA in receiving yards per game (101.5 yards per game), No. 10 in all-purpose yards (160.5 yards per game) and No. 11 in receptions (7.00 catches per game). He had 77 receptions for 1,116 receiving yards and 12 TDs in 2005 - all three were personal bests for the native of Denver, Colo. He caught at least two passes in every game of his college career - 47 consecutive games. He was a First Team All-Mountain West Conference selection this past season, and finished his Wyoming career ranked No. 2 in school history in receptions (250 career catches) and No. 3 in career receiving yards (3,626 receiving yards).
Martin, who decided to declare for the 2006 NFL Draft following his junior season of `05, was one of the top cornerbacks in school history. He was named to the 2005 Bronko Nagurski Award Preseason Watch List after earning National Defensive Player of the Week from the Nagurski Award Committee as a sophomore for his performance in a 37-32 Wyoming win over Ole Miss - Wyoming's first-ever win over a Southeastern Conference school. Martin started the final 24 consecutive games of his career for Wyoming.
The annual NFL Scouting Combine allows NFL teams to put potential draftees through a series of skill tests, medical evaluations and personal interviews prior to the NFL Draft, which will be held on April 29-30 this year.
The NFL Network is planning extensive television coverage on this year's combine. The NFL Network's schedule of television coverage on this year's Scouting Combine is detailed at NFL.com.