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DL Invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Fifty-five defensive linemen were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis on Feb. 17.

The five-best defensive linemen invited to the NFL Scouting Combine.


PLAYERS INVITED:55MORE: WIDE RECEIVERS, DEFENSIVE BACKS, OFFENSIVE LINEMEN, TIGHT ENDS, QUARTERBACKS, RUNNING BACKS LEADING THE PACK:If a non-quarterback is selected first overall in this year's draft, it will be USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams. And it wouldn't be the most unlikely of things to happen, either. Williams is rated the top overall prospect in the country by CBS Sports and is almost unanimously considered among the three best prospects in this year's draft class. As a junior in 2014, he recorded 80 tackles, seven sacks, forced three fumbles and intercepted a pass. Williams can play inside or outside and is one of four defensive linemen that could be selected in the top 10.

TOP 5 DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (Projected round)
1. Leonard Williams, USC (1)
2. Randy Gregory, Nebraska (1)
3. Shane Ray, Missouri (1)
4. Danny Shelton, Washington (1)
5. Malcom Brown, Texas (1)**


Henry Anderson, Stanford
Arik Armstead, Oregon
Tavaris Barnes, Clemson
Mike Bennett, Ohio State
Angelo Blackson, Auburn
Malcom Brown, Texas
Anthony Chickillo, Miami
Frank Clark, Michigan
Xavier Cooper, Washington State
Christian Covington, Rice
Corey Crawford, Clemson
Carl Davis, Iowa
Tyeler Davison, Fresno State
Ryan DeLaire, Towson
BJ DuBose, Louisville
Mario Edwards, Florida State
Kyle Emanuel, North Dakota State
Trey Flowers, Arkansas
Dante Fowler, Florida
Markus Golden, Missouri
Eddie Goldman, Florida State
Antwan Goodley, Baylor
Randy Gregory, Nebraska
Marcus Hardison, Arizona State
Eli Harold, Virginia
Zack Hodges, Harvard
Brett Hundley, UCLA
Danielle Hunter, LSU
Martin Ifedi, Memphis
Grady Jarrett, Clemson
Derrick Lott, Tennessee-Chattanooga
Joey Mbu, Houston
Ellis McCarthy, UCLA
Rakeem Nunez-Roches, Southern Mississippi
Owa Odighizuwa, UCLA
Nate Orchard, Utah
Leon Orr, Florida
David Perry, Stanford
Jordan Phillips, Oklahoma
Darius Philon, Arkansas
Bradley Pinion, Clemson
Shane Ray, Missouri
Cedric Reed, Texas
Bobby Richardson, Indiana
Ryan Russell, Purdue
Danny Shelton, Washington
Deon Simon, Northwestern State
Preston Smith, Mississippi State
Za'Darius Smith, Kentucky
JT Surratt, South Carolina
Lynden Trail, Norfolk State
Louis Trinca-Pasat, Iowa
Davis Tull, Tennessee-Chatanooga
Zack Wagenmann, Montana
LT Walton, Central Michigan
Leonard Williams, USC
Gabe Wright, Auburn


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