The biggest offseason event other than the NFL Draft is rapidly approaching. The NFL Combine allows collegiate prospects who have declared for the draft a chance to showcase their skills and meet with all 32 NFL teams in one place. This year, the NFL invited a total of 337 prospects and released the list in its entirety on Friday.
An amendment to the schedule for 2020, fans will now get the chance to view drills like the 40-yard dash and vertical jump in primetime on NFL Network from Friday, February 27 to Sunday, March 1.
It provides a first look at the former collegiate players on a national scale in the height of mock draft season, where potential additions to each team are predicted by draft pundits around the country week in and week out. Last year, all but one of Tampa Bay's draft picks participated in the NFL Combine. Wide receiver Scotty Miller, a relative unknown out of Bowling Green, was the only one not in Indianapolis in 2019.
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Notable names this year that will be attending the Combine are those of South Carolina defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw, Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and Utah State quarterback Jordan Love, along with LSU edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson and Louisville offensive lineman Mekhi Becton as well as Georgia's Andrew Thomas and Iowa's Tristan Wirfs – all of which have been mocked to the Bucs by one draftnik or another thus far in the year.
LSU has the most former players on the invite list with 16, undoubtedly a byproduct of their victory over Clemson in the National Championship, who by contrast has just seven players attending. Alabama and Georgia have 10 players each, while both Ohio State and Michigan have 11 players apiece. The University of Utah, where the Bucs got kicker Matt Gay, is very well represented by nine total players invited.
The Bucs will have coverage from Indy starting Monday, February 20.