Cedar Creek alum Max Melton, who played his college football at Rutgers University, has been a popular name at this weeks NFL Combine.

Melton, a Mays Landing native, had a great career at Rutgers, playing in 43 games with 40 starts at cornerback, with eight interceptions with 22 pass breakups and totaled 114 tackles with nine for loss, added four fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and even blocked four punts.

"He looks like a rock solid third-round pick, and maybe even second-round," said Adam Caplan from Inside the Birds during Football at Four on the Sports Bash.

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Melton opened eyes on Friday running a 4.3, 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine and 11'4" performance in the broad-jump.  At  5’11” with 32” arms, he is the kind of player that could profile well for teams in need of a physical corner that can play in the slot or outside.

Melton of course if the brother of Green Bay Packers wide receiver Bo Melton, who is also a Cedar Creek alum. The older Melton was drafted in the seventh-round of the 2022 NFL Draft by the Seattle Seahawks.  He was signed by Green Bay where he caught 16 balls for 218 yards and a touchdown. He added two catches for 26 yards and a touchdown in the playoffs for the Packers.

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