Three from ASU headed to Scouting Combine
The NFL announced its official Scouting Combine invitation list Thursday, and included on it were three former Arizona State players: linebacker Brandon Magee, punter Josh Hubner and safety Keelan Johnson.
Invitations for Magee and Hubner had been previously reported, but Johnson’s had not. The combine in Indianapolis begins Saturday, Feb. 23 and runs through Tuesday, Feb. 26. By position group schedule, Hubner will workout on Feb. 23, Magee on Feb. 25 and Johnson on Feb. 26.
A captain for ASU in 2012, Johnson led the team and ranked third in the Pac-12 with five interceptions. His 88 total tackles were second most on the team, behind Magee, and his 6.8 tackles per game were 14th most in the Pac-12. Johnson earned All-Pac-12 honorable-mention recognition and played in the East-West Shrine Game, as did Hubner.
Hubner was a second-team All-Pac-12 selection, a Ray Guy Award semifinalist and statistically one of the nation’s best punters in 2012. His 47.1-yard average led the Pac-12 and ranked second in the nation. Hubner also had 22 punts of 50 yards or more and put 38.4 percent of his punts inside the 20-yard line.
Over the past five years, an average of two punters have been taken in the NFL Draft. The most taken was three; that occurred in 2009 and 2010.
Magee, another of ASU’s captains in 2012, also earned second-team All-Pac-12 honors while leading ASU in tackles and ranking second nationally in solo tackles with 6.75 per game.
Other former Sun Devils — including running back Cameron Marshall and wide receiver Rashad Ross — are expected to participate in ASU’s pro day on March 8.