Feb 24, 2016
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Washington Huskies linebacker Travis Feeney, a Richmond native, is one of two members on his team to be invited to this week’s NFL scouting combine.

The combine, where draft prospects perform physical and mental tests in front of NFL coaches, general managers and scouts, is happening now through Monday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with on-field linebackers workouts scheduled for Sunday.

According to SportspressNW.com, Feeney posted a 5.11 pre-combine grade, which would mean he has a better than average chance to make an NFL roster. He had a stellar season during which he recorded 17.5 tackles for losses, eight sacks and was tied for second in the conference with three forced fumbles, the news website added.

Feeney’s quest for the NFL was recently featured in an ESPN article.

The article praised his athleticism, smarts and personality, but warned that he is a “tweener,” meaning that while he has great speed and power as a pass rusher he may be seen as too small for outside linebacker. There is also the question of whether he is fast enough for NFL strong safety.

“I don’t care how I get there, but once I get there, I’m going to convince people that I belong on the team, I belong on the 53-man roster and I belong on the field where I can be productive,” Feeney told ESPN. “Everybody says I’m a hybrid guy. That I can play multiple positions. I think that helps me. I like to cover tight ends one-on-one. I like to get after the quarterback. Wherever they need me, I’ll do it.”

Photo courtesy of gohuskies.com.


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Mike Aldax is the editor of the Richmond Standard. He has 13 years of journalism experience, most recently as a reporter for the San Francisco Examiner. He previously held roles as reporter and editor at Bay City News, Napa Valley Register, Garden Island Newspaper in Kaua’i, and the Queens Courier in New York City.