Gators at NFL Combine

0
933
Florida wide receiver Van Jefferson. [The Associated Press]

Compiled by Skip Powers /UF Sports Information

The Florida football will be well-represented, once again, at the NFL Scouting Combine this week as eight players will be in Indianapolis.

Tyrie Cleveland, Jonathan Greenard, CJ Henderson, Van Jefferson, Lamical Perine, Freddie Swain, Tommy Townsend and Jabari Zuniga will put their skills on display in front of NFL personnel.

Schedule of events:

  • Thursday
    • Cleveland, Jefferson, Swain
      • Limited testing/interviews
      • On-Field Workout
    • Perine, Townsend
      • NFLPA Meeting
      • Interviews
      • Bench Press
      • Psychological Testing
    • Greenard, Zuniga
      • Media
      • Medical Exams
      • Position Coaching Interview
      • Psychological Testing
    • Henderson
      • Measurements
      • Pre-exam at Hospital
      • Psychological Testing
  • Friday
    • Cleveland, Jefferson, Swain
      • Departure
    • Perine, Townsend
      • Limited testing/interviews
      • On-Field Workout
    • Greenard, Zuniga
      • NFLPA Meeting
      • Interviews
      • Bench Press
      • Psychological Testing
    • Henderson
      • Media
      • Medical Exams
      • Position Coaching Interview
      • Psychological Testing
  • Saturday
    • Perine, Townsend
      • Departure
    • Greenard, Zuniga
      • Limited testing/interviews
      • On-Field Workout
    • Henderson
      • NFLPA Meeting
      • Interviews
      • Bench Press
  • Sunday
    • Greenard, Zuniga
      • Departure
    • Henderson
      • Limited testing/interviews
      • On-Field Workout
  • Monday
    • Henderson
      • Departure

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 on April 23-25.

2020 NFL Scouting Combine 

  • NFL Network’s coverage of the Combine kicks off Thursday with coverage of the quarterbacks, wide receivers and tight ends from 4 PM to 11 PM ET
  • Combine coverage continues Friday with coverage of the running backsoffensive linemen and special teams from 4 PM to 11 PM 
  • Coverage continues Saturday with coverage of the defensive linemen and linebackers from 4 PM to 11 PM 
  • NFL Network Combine coverage concludes Sunday with coverage of the defensive backs from 2 PM to 7 PM 
  • The 43-man roster of NFL Network and NFL Digital Media talent covering the combine includes host Rich Eisen, along with NFL Draft experts Daniel Jeremiah, Charles Davis and Bucky Brooks. Additionally, Pro Football Hall of Famers Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin and Deion Sanders provide coverage. More featured talent covering the Combine include Steve Smith Sr.Maurice Jones-DrewWillie McGinestJoe ThomasShaun O’HaraIan RapoportKimberly JonesChris Rose and Peter Schrager
  • NFL Network’s coverage of the on-field workouts includes analysis from Pro Bowl Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II on Friday, Pro Bowl New Orleans Saints defensive end Cam Jordan and Indianapolis Colts linebacker Darius Leonard on Saturday, and Pro Bowl New York Jets safety Jamal Adams on Sunday

Additionally, NFL Draft expert Daniel Jeremiah held a conference call previewing the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine with over 95 participants and 46 questions answered. Here is the link to the transcript and audio of the call: tinyurl.com/wrbkp2p