NFL Scouting Combine Mar 5, 2023; Indianapolis, IN, USA; A general overall view of the NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Top NFL draft prospect Andrew Vorhees appeared to suffer a significant injury during the on-field drills at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Sunday. On Monday, that injury was reported as a torn ACL.

NFL Network insider Tom Pelissero reported Monday that USC offensive lineman Vorhees was feared to have suffered a torn ACL. The unfortunate news regarding the top-100 prospect was later confirmed by Pelissero’s colleague at NFL Network, Ian Rapoport, who noted that Vorhees then still put up the most bench press reps of anyone at the combine.

In an impressive feat, Vorhees still managed to participate in that bench press portion of the combine, pumping out 38 reps of 225 pounds with one leg on the ground. Even after suffering a significant knee injury, Vorhees did the most bench press reps out of any prospect in Indianapolis thus far. On Monday, Vorhees surpassed Michigan defensive tackle Mazi Smith, who previously led all participating prospects with 34 reps.

Vorhees, who is widely expected to be a top-100 pick come next month’s draft, made 37 starts at Southern Cal during his college career. After being named a first-team selection on the 2021 All-Pac 12 Conference football team, Vorhees returned to USC for his super senior season. In his final season of collegiate football, the 24-year-old was named a first-team All-American and received the Morris Trophy, awarded to the Pac-12’s best offensive lineman.

It remains to be seen whether the injury will have any effect on Vorhees’ draft status.

[Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport on Twitter]

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