Nine Clemson players receive NFL Scouting Combine invitations
- Author: Alfonso Moody Feb 16, 2017,
Feb 16, 2017, 1:02
The Buffs are four out of 47 Pac-12 players invited to the combine, ranking fourth among the Power 5 conferences, but wayyyy ahead of fifth, the Big 12. Last year, the SEC had 74 players invited - 16 more than the runner-up Big Ten.
With nine players invited, Clemson's showing will be tied for the ACC's largest, with Miami, which also sends nine. Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Utah, Southern California and Ohio State all have eight, while Louisville, Washington and North Carolina have seven each. The Crimson Tide and Tigers have 10 players invited apiece.
The NFL officially released the full list of the 2017 Combine participants. Last year, it was Ohio State.More news: Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger
Sickels, and the other 25 or so defensive ends invited, will arrive on March 2 for medical exams and finish up with on-field drills on March 5, while Godwin and almost 60 other receivers will arrive March 1 for their medical checks before finishing with on-field drills on March 4.
The combine is scheduled for February 28 to March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Round one of the draft is April 27.
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. At the 2015 draft, Vic Beasley and Stephone Anthony went in the first round.