The NFL on Wednesday announced the list of participants for the upcoming scouting combine to help set the stage for the 2017 NFL draft. No Combine Invite. More Motivation for me.
Godwin and Sickels are the only draft eligible Nittany Lions to be included in the 330 invited players.
That's certainly surprising, insofar as this draft class includes Clemson's Deshaun Watson, who, y'know, actually finished out his last season with the Tigers to the tune of an impressive national championship title.
The combine is set to begin February 28 and will run through March 6.
But as with previous year, a Big Ten school had 14 players invited. MI has the most with 14, while Alabama and LSU have 10 apiece. Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Utah, Southern California and Ohio State all have eight, while Louisville, Washington and North Carolina have seven each. Last year, it was Ohio State. Clemson, Alabama, LSU and Miami (FL) were the only schools in the nation to have at least four on offense and four on defense invited to this year's Combine.
Running back Samaje Perine, defensive tackle Charles Walker and wide receiver Dede Westbrook will be representing the University of Oklahoma.
The combination of Brady Hoke's recruiting and Jim Harbaugh's coaching ability has MI football in position to make a major mark on the 2017 NFL Draft. Jerell Adams, the Giants' sixth and final draft choice, beat all tight ends in the 40-yard dash with a time of 4.64 seconds.