Perry boosts his draft stock 

February, 27, 2012
Coming into the NFL scouting combine, there was a lot of talk about USC defensive end Nick Perry being no worse than a second-round selection and a guy who could possibly even work his way into being a first-round choice with a good showing in Indianapolis.

Well, it's safe to say that Perry certainly gave himself a chance to move up on the draft boards with some very strong marks in the testing drills. Perry (6-foot-3, 271 pounds) had the top defensive line marks in the vertical leap (38.5 inches) and broad jump (10-feet, 4 inches) while posting the No. 3 time in the 40-yard dash (4.64 seconds).