USC OT Tyron Smith has decided to not participate in workouts with the other offensive linemen on Saturday at the NFL Scouting Combine because he's still recovering from a knee injury.
Smith, one of the top OT prospects in April's draft, has gone through all of the off-field Combine activities, including meeting with multiple teams, and took part in the bench press Friday, putting up 29 reps.
He was advised by his trainers to hold off on going through a full workout until USC's pro day on March 30.
The way we see it
This is obviously a disappointment for league observers who wanted to see more of Smith at this year's Combine. However, this decision is not a surprise and it shouldn't hurt his standing among the top OT prospects.
That said, he'll definitely have more pressure on him to perform well at USC's pro day.