The official list of invitees was released by National Football Scouting on Friday, and nine former Florida Gators have officially been invited to participate in the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The event, which is held for six days from Feb. 17-23, consists of more than 300 players being put through a series of drills, tests and interviews while more than 600 NFL personnel in attendance (including coaching staffs, executives, player personnel and medical staffs) look on and evaluate each of them. It amounts to a major job interview for these athletes to participate in ahead of the start of the 2016 NFL Draft on April 30.
The nine former Gators student-athletes invited to the NFL Combine include:
Linebacker Neiron Ball – Group: 9 | Camp: LB03
Offensive guard Trenton Brown – Group: 1 | Camp: OL04
Punter Kyle Christy – Group: 1 | Camp: PK03
Defensive end Dante Fowler Jr.* – Group: 7 | Camp: DL20
Center Max Garcia – Group: 1 | Camp: OL20
Offensive tackle Chaz Green – Group: 2 | Camp: OL25
Offensive tackle D.J. Humphries* – Group: 2 | Camp: OL31
Running back Matt Jones^ – Group: 6 | Camp: RB25
Defensive tackle Leon Orr – Group: 8 | Camp: DL36
^ Redshirt junior | * Junior
Notable by their absences are defensive tackle Darious Cummings, wide receiver/kick returner Andre Debose, WR Quinton Dunbar, safety Jabari Gorman, linebacker Michael Taylor and OL Tyler Moore, a redshirt junior who declared with eligibility remaining.
A few former Gators have already agreed to compete in the 2015 NFL Regional Combine in Miami on Saturday. Among the participants are Dunbar, fullback Hunter Joyer and tight end Tevin Westbrook.
Read about each player’s day-to-day schedule in Indianapolis after the jump!
Travel, Registration, Pre-Exam & X-rays, Orientation, Interviews
Tuesday – Groups 1-3 | Wednesday – Groups 4-6
Thursday – Groups 7-9 | Friday – Groups 10-11
Measurements, Medical Examinations, Media, Interviews
Wednesday – Groups 1-3 | Thursday – Groups 4-6
Friday – Groups 7-9 | Saturday – Groups 10-11
NFLPA Meeting, Psychological Testing, Bench Press, Interviews
Thursday – Groups 1-3 | Friday – Groups 4-6
Saturday – Groups 7-9 | Sunday – Groups 10-11
On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure
Friday – Groups 1-3 | Saturday – Groups 4-6
Sunday – Groups 7-9 | Monday – Groups 10-11
OnlyGators.com will offer full coverage of the NFL Combine throughout the event.