The Gators will be on full display at next week’s NFL combine.
The NFL Scouting Combine, held for players likely to be drafted in the NFL Draft in April, will get underway in Indianapolis on Feb. 28 and conclude March 6.
The NFL released the full list of invitees, revealing eight Gators have been invited to perform in front of NFL scouts.
Despite having their senior seasons cut short by injuries, defensive lineman Bryan Cox Jr., linebacker Jarrad Davis and safety Marcus Maye made the list to display their talents in Indianapolis.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports Davis will sit out drill portions as he continues to heal his ankle.
#Florida touted LB Jarrad Davis won’t perform drills at the Combine because of an ankle injury from the season, source said. 100% by Pro Day
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 7, 2017
Davis is expected to be healthy in time for Florida’s Pro Day on March 28, however.
Senior defensive lineman Joey Ivie, despite impressing NFL scouts last month at the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, was among the list of notable players left of the list of invitees.
Five UF players who opted to forego their final season for a chance at the NFL Draft – defensive lineman Caleb Brantley, linebacker Alex Anzalone, offensive lineman David Sharpe, along with defensive backs Jalen “Teez” Tabor and Quincy Wilson – were among the invitees to the NFL Combine.
Wilson, Tabor and Davis are projected by ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. to be selected in the first round of the NFL Draft.
— PFF College Football (@PFF_College) February 15, 2017
With eight players invited to the NFL Combine, the Gators trail just Alabama (10), LSU (10) and Texas A&M (nine) in the SEC.
South Carolina was the lone SEC program to have no players invited to the NFL combine.
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 15, 2017