3 Former Gophers Among 2016 NFL Combine Invitees

Posted Feb 11, 2016

More than 330 prospects have been invited to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, where personnel, coaching and medical staffs from all 32 NFL teams will convene to evaluate draft-eligible players.

The full list was announced Thursday on

The combine will be held from Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis, host city for the annual event since 1987.

The breakdown is 158 offensive players (34 tackles, 10 guards, nine centers, 18 quarterbacks, 29 running backs, 15 tight ends and 43 receivers) and 161 defensive players (37 cornerbacks, 10 free safeties, 12, strong safeties, 32 defensive ends, 28 defensive tackles, three nose tackles, 17 inside linebackers and 22 outside linebackers). Additionally, six kickers, six punters and one long snapper have been invited.

The invitees include three former Minnesota Golden Gophers: cornerbacks Eric Murray and Briean Boddy-Calhoun, as well as outside linebacker De’Vondre Campbell.

Four Iowa Hawkeyes — C Austin Blythe, K Marshall Koehn, S Jordan Lomax and DE Drew Ott — were invited. Ott, however, is only participating on a limited basis because he is seeking a medical redshirt that would allow him to return to college.

The invite list also includes North Dakota State QB Carson Wentz and T Joe Haeg.

Ohio State led all schools with 14 invitees, followed by Notre Dame (10), and nine each from Alabama and UCLA.

Click here for the full list of participants.