Elon's Mellette Garners NFL Combine Invitation

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 Written by Elon Sports Information Department:


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Wide receiver Aaron Mellette has become just the second Elon player to earn an invitation to the NFL Scouting Combine.  


He joins former Elon linebacker Chad Nkang as combine invitees.  Nkang was invited in 2007 and was later drafted in the seventh round of the NFL Draft by the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Mellette will travel to Indianapolis, Ind., where he will participate in the combine which is held from Feb. 20-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts.  NFL Network will have live coverage of the combine.

Wide receivers are scheduled to arrive on Feb. 21.  The first two days will consist of medical examinationa, orientation, official measurements and interviews.  On Feb. 23, Mellette will do the bench press, go through psychological testing and a players association meeting.  His final day, Feb. 24, will see on-field testing, including the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, three cone drill and shuttle run.

Mellette was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection by both the league's coaches and media members and placed eighth in the voting for the Walter Payton Award which is presented annually to the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2012.  He concluded the season with a league-leading 108 points and 18 receiving touchdowns.  The TD catches are tied for the second-most ever in a single season in SoCon history.  In his senior year, Mellette caught 97 passes for 1,398 yards.  He led the SoCon and ranked second nationally in both receptions per game (8.82) and receiving yards per game (127.09) following the regular season.  He eclipsed 100 receiving yards in eight of Elon's 11 contests, including matching career-highs with 237 yards and three touchdowns against Appalachian State on Oct. 6.  Mellette posted a six-game span in which he caught at least two touchdowns.


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