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A Closer Look at the 2016 NFL Combine Invite List

Posted Feb 22, 2016

Recently, the NFL revealed the list of prospects invited to participate in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium later this month. Let's take a closer look.

Recently, the NFL revealed the list of prospects invited to participate in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium later this month. 

In all, more than 300 pro prospects have been invited as they begin the process of trying to impress NFL scouts, coaches and general managers in advance of the 2016 NFL draft.

Check out the complete list | Drills

Here is a closer look at the invite list by the numbers:

158 offensive players
18 quarterbacks
29 running backs and fullbacks
54 offensive linemen
15 tight ends
43 wide receivers

161 defensive players
63 defensive linemen
39 linebackers
22 safeties
37 cornerbacks

13 specialiats
6 kickers
6 punters
1 long snapper

As for local players, California and Stanford are sending five players, while three San Jose State prospects have been invited.

California
QB Jared Goff
RB Daniel Lasco
WR Trevor Davis
WR Kenny Lawler
TE Stephen Anderson

Stanford
QB Kevin Hogan
TE Austin Hooper
G Joshua Garrett
T Kyle Murphy
LB Blake Martinez

San Jose State
RB Tyler Ervin
CB Jimmy Pruitt
CB Cleveland Wallace

Several of the players invited to the Combine also played in recent college all-star games including the Senior Bowl. Some notable names include quarterbacks Carson Wentz of North Dakota State and Dak Prescott from Mississippi State. Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan and San Jose State running back Tyler Ervin saw quite a bit of action. Stanford's Blake Martinez and Kyle Murphy also suited up in the game.

Ohio State quarterback turned wide receiver Braxton Miller, also featured in the Senior Bowl, and his replacement, Cardale Jones, have also been invited to the Combine as part of a school-high contingent of 14 Buckeyes.