Boise State safety George Iloka runs the 40 in official time of 4.66 seconds, tops safeties in short shuttle

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2012 Idaho Statesman

Boise State safety George Iloka ran the 40-yard dash 4.66 seconds officially Tuesday morning at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. He tied for 40th out of 53 defensive backs, and was 15th out of 19 safeties.

Iloka was expecting to run in the 4.4s and likely could have boosted his draft stock by running in the 4.5s. He said he will stick with his time rather than trying to improve it at pro day.

Iloka added a broad jump of 10 feet, 4 inches and a vertical jump of 34.5 inches.

In the agility drills, he was the fastest safety at 4.03 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle. He posted 7.03 in the three-cone drill and 11.75 in the 60-yard shuttle.

Iloka’s complete results and rankings among players listed as safeties are in the capsules below.

NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock has Iloka ranked as the No. 3 safety in the draft behind Mark Barron of Alabama and Harrison Smith of Notre Dame. However, Mayock and Hall of Famer Deion Sanders were critical of Iloka’s movement in the position drills and Mayock suggested Iloka might eventually play linebacker in the NFL. (Apparently, Mayock isn't the only one with that thought. Read this.)

Iloka told NFL.com that some teams talked to him about playing cornerback, where he played late in his senior season at Boise State.

“I think I did pretty well out there,” Iloka said. “I didn’t hit some of the numbers I hit last week in training.”

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Combine results for Boise State/Treasure Valley players:

S George Iloka (Boise State)
Workout day: Tuesday
Size: 6-foot-4, 225 pounds
Bench press: 20 reps (tied for 4th out of 18)
40-yard dash: 4.66 seconds (15th out of 19)
Vertical jump: 34.5 inches (9th out of 19)
Broad jump: 10 feet, 4 inches (6th out of 19)
Three-cone drill: 7.03 seconds (13th out of 17)
20-yard shuttle: 4.03 seconds (1st out of 18)
60-yard shuttle: 11.75 seconds (4th out of 5)

COMPLETED WORKOUTS:

OT Nate Potter (Boise State/Timberline High)
Workout day: Saturday
Size: 6-6, 303 pounds
Bench press: 22 (tied for 32nd of 48)
40-yard dash: 5.36 seconds (tied for 22nd out of 47)
Vertical jump: 28.5 inches (tied for 16th out of 46)
Broad jump: 8 feet, 4 inches (tied for 25th out of 42)
Three-cone drill: 7.49 seconds (tied for 4th out of 43)
20-yard shuttle: 4.67 seconds (14th out of 43)
60-yard shuttle: Offensive linemen don’t participate

QB Kellen Moore (Boise State)
Workout day: Sunday
Size: 6-0, 197
Bench press: Not participating
40-yard dash: 4.94 seconds (13th out of 14)
Vertical jump: 27 inches (last out of 15)
Broad jump: 8 feet, 3 inches (last out of 16)
Three-cone drill: 7.41 seconds (12th out of 13)
20-yard shuttle: 4.56 seconds (last out of 13)
60-yard shuttle: Quarterbacks don’t participate

RB Doug Martin (Boise State)
Workout day: Sunday
Size: 5-9, 223
Bench press: 28 (tied for first out of 21)
40-yard dash: 4.55 seconds (13th out of 25)
Vertical jump: 36 inches (tied for 8th out of 25)
Broad jump: 10 feet (tied for 5th out of 22)
Three-cone drill: 6.79 seconds (2nd out of 20)
20-yard shuttle: 4.16 seconds (tied for 5th out of 19)
60-yard shuttle: 11.29 seconds (2nd out of nine)

DE Tyrone Crawford (Boise State)
Workout day: Monday
Size: 6-4, 275
Bench press: 28 reps (tied for 18th out of 44)
40-yard dash: 4.89 seconds (tied for 17th out of 49)
Vertical jump: 33 inches (tied for 17th out of 50)
Broad jump: 9 feet, 5 inches (tied for 14th out of 49)
Three-cone drill: 7.09 seconds (tied for 9th out of 46)
20-yard shuttle: 4.44 seconds (tied for 22nd out of 48)
60-yard shuttle: Defensive linemen don’t participate.

DE/LB Shea McClellin (Boise State/Marsing High)
Workout day: Monday
Size: 6-3, 260
Bench press: 19 reps (tied for last out of 44)
40-yard dash: 4.63 seconds (2nd out of 49)
Vertical jump: 31.5 inches (tied for 25th out of 50)
Broad jump: 9 feet, 10 inches (tied for 8th out of 49)
Three-cone drill: 7.07 seconds (tied for 6th out of 46)
20-yard shuttle: 4.33 seconds (12th out of 48)
60-yard shuttle: Defensive linemen don’t participate.

DT Billy Winn (Boise State)
Workout day: Monday
Size: 6-4, 294
Bench press: 24 reps (tied for 32nd out of 44)
40-yard dash: 5.00 (tied for 28th out of 49)
Vertical jump: 27 inches (44th out of 50)
Broad jump: 8 feet, 11 inches (tied for 32nd out of 49)
Three-cone drill: 7.37 seconds (26th out of 46)
20-yard shuttle: 4.44 seconds (tied for 22nd out of 48)
60-yard shuttle: Defensive linemen don’t participate.

LB Caleb McSurdy (Montana/Borah High)
Workout day: Monday
Size: 6-1, 245
Bench press: 26 reps (9th out of 30)
40-yard dash: 4.97 seconds (28th out of 29)
Vertical jump: 30 inches (tied for 29th out of 31)
Broad jump: 9 feet, 2 inches (26th out of 30)
Three-cone drill: 7.26 seconds (15th out of 20)
20-yard shuttle: 4.28 seconds (tied for 7th out of 21)
60-yard shuttle: 12.30 seconds (last out of 10)

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Good for George

He's been a great part of Boise State's excellence over the last 4 years. I hope he excels at the next level.

In other news, this was the break down from Yahoo sports of another DB.

"On the other hand, it wasn’t a great day for Oregon corner Cliff Harris who not only surprised for all the wrong reasons with a 40 in the 4.6 range. But, he also looked sloppy during positional drills, struggling to keep his feet under him and get out of his breaks. Overall, he looks like a developmental late round/free agent type prospect at this stage."

Guess I just cant bite my tongue any longer---

when it comes to Mayock. At least BSU kids get alot of press from the guy, but its mostly bad. He sounds about like couple espn boys when it comes to BSU.

Size Matters

Ok Iloka didn't have barn burning speed but with his size,tackling ability, football smarts and enough speed he has NFL teams salivating over his ability to cover the hy-bred tight ends now tearing up the league.

Iloka will get it done

Iloka is the real deal. He is a fundamentally good tackler with great instincts and fottball smarts. He can also blow people up. That's a scary guy coming full speed.

NFL Combine

Great work young fellas! Go Broncos!

Ive enjoyed many of the other posters insights and knowledge the last few days. Great to read so many very good comments and analysis.

Chadd also deserves a lot of praise for covering the NFL Combine and giving us Bronco fans much needed medicine until Spring ball starts. Well done Chadd!

what would be the reason....

that George I. won't try to better his time in the 40 on pro-day at BSU? Only down side I can see would be if he DOESN'T improve it would look bad. But it sounds as if he's sure he can better the time. If they go to pro-day do they have to rerun ALL tests and he doesn't want to perform slower on the other tests?
i don't know how these work-outs are conducted so I'm curious.
George showed everyone he was a player in his 4 years at BSU so he should get drafted.