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Draft Scout Larry Lumpkin News
08/21/12 - LB Larry Lumpkin was waived by the Colts Tuesday.
07/14/12 - LB Larry Lumpkin was signed by the Colts after not being selected in the July 12 supplemental draft.
Lumpkin (6-0, 234) spent the 2011 season at Carson-Newman where he led the team with 94 tackles (62 solo), including 10 tackles for a loss, and earned All-South Atlantic Conference first-team honors.
Prior to transferring to Carson-Newman, Lumpkin played two seasons at Alabama A&M and totaled 82 tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, four sacks, two passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
07/11/12 - While the vast majority of the attention regarding the 2012 supplemental draft has revolved around Baylor wide receiver Josh Gordon, the best defensive player in the 2012 supplemental draft worked out for scouts from the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks at his former high school in Irvington, Alabama. According to a league source, Carson Newman inside linebacker Larry Lumpkin measured in at 6-0 and 241 pounds Wednesday. He ran the 40-yard dash twice for a time that was characterized by the source as "mid 4.7s" and performed well in the bench press, lifting the bar 27 times. Lumpkin demonstrated this intriguing blend of size, speed and explosiveness for the Eagles last season, earning First Team All-South Atlantic honors with 94 tackles, including 10.5 for loss. Despite his success on the field, Carson Newman announced in March that Lumpkin wouldn't be returning due to academics. Lumpkin, who had previously played at Alabama A&M before transferring to Carson Newman, experienced similar issues with fulfilling his obligations at his first school, which will give scouts pause before giving the linebacker a draftable grade. Judging by the number of teams that attended his workout Wednesday, perhaps that has already occurred. While 19 teams have reportedly shown interest in Lumpkin, zero teams showed up, I'm told, for his initial Pro Day scheduled for Saturday, July 8. The Supplemental Draft is tomorrow. - Rob Rang, The Sports Xchange
07/09/12 - Former Alabama A&M standout Robert Mathis is a 10-year veteran in the National Football League with the Indianapolis Colts. Frank Kearse, a former defensive tackle with the Bulldogs, is beginning his second season with the Carolina Panthers. Currently, Mathis and Kearse are the only A&M players playing in the NFL. Former Bulldog Larry Lumpkin hopes to become the third. Lumpkin, who spent two seasons at A&M before transferring to Carson-Newman College after the 2010 season, has made himself available for the NFL Supplemental Draft after being ruled ineligible for the 2012 season. The draft will be held Thursday. A&M offensive coordinator Cedric Pearl, who serves as A&M's NFL liason, has talked with scouts with the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos about Lumpkin the last couple of days. "They're interested in Larry," Pearl said. "They've seen him on film. They know what he can do. They're trying to get information on his background." Lumpkin, the younger brother of former A&M standout Jeremy Maddox, signed with A&M out of Alma Bryant High School in 2009. That year, the 6-0, 234-pound inside linebacker, appeared in 11 games and finished with 43 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, two pass break ups and two quarterback hurries in helping the Bulldogs reach the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game. Lumpkin considered transferring after that season, but returned and had 39 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, four sacks, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles in 2010. Jay Martin, who serves as A&M's inside linebackers coach, said Lumpkin had tremendous ability, but had some problems off the field. "Larry was a playmaker for us, but he had a lot of issues," Martin said. "He was constantly late for meetings and he would miss practice at least one day a week. "He was very undisciplined. He would have helped us, but he didn't want to be here." - Reggie Benson, The Huntsville Times