NFL Officially Releases 2013 Combine Invite List

Mike Moraitis@@michaelmoraitisAnalyst IFebruary 7, 2013

The NFL draft combine will take place from Feb. 20-26 in Indianapolis, and the full list of invitees has just been announced.

Every prospect that has been invited to the combine can be found on NFLCombine.net.

This is a huge step in the drafting process, as the combine allows prospects to show what they can do, and it can often raise or lower these players' draft stocks considerably.

Former West Virginia Mountaineers quarterback Geno Smith will attend the combine, and it will be extremely important for him to have a good showing. Smith figures to be the No. 1 quarterback in this year's class, and he could land himself the No. 1 overall selection with an impressive combine.

Defensive players will be plentiful in the first round this year, but the order in which they go is anyone's guess.

Guys like Jarvis Jones of Georgia, Bjoern Werner of Florida State and Star Lotulelei of Utah are at the head of the class and will have an opportunity to display their skills during the combine. All of these players made the list, and teams in need of a solid defender will be watching these prospects closely to see if they can make an impact on their respective rosters.

The offensive line class is also a stellar aspect of the 2013 NFL draft.

Former Texas A&M tackle Luke Joeckel has been considered by many to be the potential No. 1 overall pick, but he'll have to prove he deserves that distinction in a big way if the Kansas City Chiefs are to use their top pick on him.

Other top offensive linemen set to appear in the combine are Eric Fisher of Central Michigan, Lane Johnson of Oklahoma and Chance Warmack of Alabama. All are near locks to go in the first round, but their performance at the combine will determine exactly where they land.

With the field set for the 2013 draft combine, all that's left is to see how each prospect does, and from there we'll have a better understanding of where they stand in the 2013 NFL draft.

We've got the NFL draft covered from every angle again this year.  Stay informed with NFL scout Matt Miller's NFL draft big board and his latest NFL mock draft.

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