03/07/2013 - 2013 Kent State Pro Day: The Kent State Field House was filled with an unparalleled number of professional scouts Wednesday, as 14 former Golden Flashes put their skills to the test on Pro Day. Some teams brought as many as three representatives, including assistant coaches. In all, 24 NFL teams and one CFL team made the trip to Kent. Fellow lineman Josh Kline (Mason, Ohio) has also brought NFL attention to himself. Kline tied for the most bench press (225 lbs) reps with 25. Several NFL offensive line coaches had both Winters and Kline do extensive position work.
Other Kent State participants included: Dana Brown (McKeesport, Pa.), Spencer Keith (Little Rock, Ark.), Norman Wolfe (Akron, Ohio), Sid Saulter (Miami, Fla.), C.J. Malauulu (Oceanside, Calif.), Leon Green (Monroeville, Pa.) and Matt Hurdle (Richmond, Va.). - Kent State football
03/07/2013 - 2013 Kent State Pro Day: Josh Kline emerges as possible draft pick at Kent State Pro Day...Representatives from 16 NFL teams - including offensive line coaches from seven teams - gathered at Kent State's pro day on March 6, where 12 players worked out. The workout was held indoors, with the 40-yard dash run on a fast track and the drills executed on a standard indoor practice field.
Josh Kline, G (6-2 5/8, 307) - Kline ran the 40 in 5.12 and 5.19 seconds. He had a 4.59-second short shuttle and 7.66-second three-cone drill. His vertical was 27 inches and he had a 8-foot-5 broad jump. He performed 25 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. Kline - who was not invited to the combine - could be a possible seventh-round pick. New York Giants offensive line coach Pat Flaherty conducted the workout that both Winters and Kline participated in. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/07/2013 - 2013 Kent State Pro Day: The Flashes' left guard, Josh Kline of Mason, Ohio, benefitted from the attention on Winters and worked out with him in position drills. Kline tied for the most reps in the 225-pound bench press with 25. Winters and Kline will work out Friday for the Tennessee Titans in Kent. Winters said he also will fly to Tennessee for an April 1 visit. "That will be a fun time," Winters said of the trip. "It's definitely awesome, putting all the hard work in and getting a little reward out of it."
Like Winters, Kline felt he had a good day. "I felt real loose today," Kline said. "I tried not to worry about my times or anything, just tried to do my best and I think I did that very well." Asked about his chances to be drafted, Kline said, "It is my goal. It should be everyone's goal to go to the next level. We'll see what happens come April. Hopefully I'll get drafted, but if not I'll work hard to try to get on a team as a free agent." While at Mason (Ohio) High School, Kline won a state wrestling title. - Marla Ridenour, The Akron Beacon Journal
12/02/2012 - 2012 ALL-MAC SECOND TEAM: Offensive Lineman - Josh Kline, Kent State, has been selected Second Team All-Mid-American Conference for the 2012 college football season. Next to Winters at left guard is senior Josh Kline (Mason, Ohio), who earned All-MAC Second Team honors. Kent State's offensive line has helped produce two 1,000-yard rushers as the Golden Flashes rank 11th in the nation in rushing offense. - Kent State football
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