Friday, February 6, 2015

Eight Former Oklahoma Players Invited to NFL Combine

The University of Oklahoma will once again be well represented at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. NFL Network will provide live coverage of the event that runs Feb. 17-23. A total of 323 players have received invitations to the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine.

Eight players who were on the Sooners' roster in 2014 will showcase their skills for NFL executives, coaches and scouts. Oklahoma tied for the fifth-highest tally of invitations, trailing only Florida State (12), Alabama (11), Louisville (11) and Florida (9). Miami is also sending eight representatives to Indianapolis.

Only two schools will be represented by more members of their offensive front than Oklahoma (Florida and Florida State) as Adam Shead, Tyrus Thompson and Daryl Williams will display their skills for all 32 NFL franchises.

Three members of Oklahoma's 2014 defense will also be represented in Indianapolis: Geneo Grissom, Jordan Phillips and Julian Wilson. In addition, former quarterback Blake Bell earned a spot at the NFL Scouting Combine as a tight end, while wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham has been invited to Lucas Oil Stadium, as well.

Oklahoma could be poised to have one of its deepest crops of NFL draftees during the tenure of head coach Bob Stoops. The 2005 NFL Draft included 10 Sooners, while seven OU products were drafted in both 2010 and 2012.

The 2015 NFL Draft will be held in Chicago from April 30 through May 2.

/// SoonerSports PR

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