The NFL Combine is held in Indianapolis once a year, inviting some of the most sought after Division I college football prospects to showcase their talents in front of a variety of NFL scouts.
Most of the players invited to the Combine are athletes from well-known programs around the nation. Rarely are Division II and Division III players allowed to come and represent themselves in front of NFL teams in Indianapolis.
But some athletes from lower levels of competition do crack the list.
Glenville State's Mark Jackson has been on the radar of several NFL teams for the last few years. His 6'6, 325 pound body frame is something NFL scouts salivate over. His play on the field has also been stellar, being named to the DII All-American team for the last two seasons as a Pioneer.
His journey to the National Football League has taken one step closer, as Jackson will show what he can do in front of scouts on Saturday afternoon. The former Pioneers is being considered as a third to fourth round draft pick in the upcoming NFL Draft in April.
Geoff Coyle of West Virginia Illustrated caught up with Jackson while covering the NFL Combine. You can take a look at his entire interview with the local star on the right-hand column of this page.