The official list of invitees was released by National Football Scouting on Friday with eight former Florida Gators have been invited to participate in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
The event, which is held for six days from Feb. 23-29, 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 28.
The eight former Gators student-athletes invited to the NFL Combine include:
Defensive tackle Jonathan Bullard (Group 7 | DL08)
Cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III* (Group 10 | DB23)
Defensive end Alex McCalister^ (Group 8 | DL37)
Tight end Jake McGee (Group 6 | TE12)
Linebacker Antonio Morrison (Group 9 | LB27)
Safety Keanu Neal* (Group 11 | DB39)
Wide receiver Demarcus Robinson* (Group 5 | WO33)
Running back Kelvin Taylor* (Group 3 | RB23)
^ Redshirt junior | * Junior
Florida is tied with four other schools with eight invites. The only ones with more are Ohio State (14), Notre Dame (10), Alabama and UCLA (nine each).
As the official list is not out, groups have not been assigned as of yet. However, when they are, here is how the schedule will break down.
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.