CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern alum Erik Austell opened up the NFL Combine on Wednesday morning with weigh-ins. Austell and other offensive line participants are scheduled to work out on Friday, March 3, with parts of the on-field workouts being broadcast on NFL Network.
Projected as an interior lineman in the draft, Austell weighed in at 301 pounds with the Warner Robins, Ga. native reaching an important benchmark prior to the skills testing. He and other offense line participants will go through meetings, bench press, and interviews on Thursday, before taking to the field on Friday morning.
Austell, primarily a left tackle at CSU, earned All-American honors from the Associated Press, STATS FCS and the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) in 2016. The Warner Robins, Ga. native lined up at multiple positions along the offensive line in his senior season, showcasing his versatility while leading a unit that was saddled with injuries throughout the year.
Austell was voted a team captain prior to the season and bounced back from an injury to return to his normal dominant self in his season year. He started 10 games and graded out at 91.4 percent while recording 84 knockdown blocks.
Austell earned a place on the All-Big South first-team after powering the nation's sixth best rushing attack. CSU scored 30+ points six times and tallied 500+ yards of offense four times. He finished his career with 39 starts and was an integral part of the winningest senior class in program history.
See below for the full offensive line schedule.
Wednesday - March 1, 2017 - Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Overflow Testing ~ Interviews
Thursday - March 2, 2017 - Psychological Testing ~ NFLPA Meeting ~ Media ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Friday - March 3, 2017 - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills)
For more information on the Combine, visit the NFL's website.