The Gators will be well represented at the NFL Combine later this month.
Eight former UF standouts are on the official list of invitees released by the NFL on Friday, matching the same number of Gators as last year.
Tyrie Cleveland, Jonathan Greenard, CJ Henderson, Van Jefferson, Lamical Perine, Freddie Swain, Tommy Townsend and Jabari Zuniga will be in Indianapolis from Feb. 24 – March 1 to display their skills in front of NFL personnel. Josh Hammond is the only notable UF prospect to not receive an invitation.
Overall, the Gators have had 246 players invited to the combine, which is the top number in the SEC and third in the country.
Schools with most players invited to NFL combine, history:
Ohio State – 248
Miami (FL) – 247
Florida – 246
Florida State – 240
USC – 233
LSU – 232
Alabama – 226
The NFL Combine 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 2020 NFL draft. The NFL Network is providing full coverage.