NFL Combine Invitees 2014: Full List of Players

Patrick ClarkeCorrespondent IFebruary 6, 2014

COLUMBIA, SC - SEPTEMBER 14:  Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on September 14, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine will be a critical factor in determining how the NFL draft will shake out this coming May.

While players have spent all season putting their talents on display in live game action, the combine breaks down prospects even further, zeroing in on their measurables and testing for strength, speed and athleticism. 

For some, the combine can expose key weaknesses or flaws. But for others, the week-long pre-draft event provides an opportunity to get on the radar. 

With the full participant list having been announced for 2014 via NFL.com, let's take a closer look at who and what fans can expect to see in Indianapolis this winter. 

 

When: Wednesday, Feb. 19, through Tuesday, Feb. 25

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis 

Watch: NFL Network

Live Stream: NFL.com

 

2014 NFL Combine Invite List
Pos.Player
QBBlake Bortles, Central Florida
QBTajh Boyd, Clemson
QBTeddy Bridgewater, Louisville
QBDerek Carr, Fresno State
QBDavid Fales, San Jose State
QBJimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois
QBJordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
QBJohnny Manziel, Texas A&M
QBJeff Mathews (throwing QB), Cornell
QBAJ McCarron, Alabama
QBZach Mettenberger, LSU
QBStephen Morris, Miami (Fla.)
QBAaron Murray, Georgia
QBBryn Renner (throwing QB), North Carolina
QBTom Savage, Pittsburgh
QBConnor Shaw, South Carolina
QBLogan Thomas, Virginia Tech
QBDustin Vaughan (throwing QB), West Texas A&M
QBKeith Wenning, Ball State
RBAntonio Andrews, Western Kentucky
RBDri Archer, Kent State
RBGeorge Atkinson, Notre Dame
RBKapri Bibbs, Colorado State
RBAlfred Blue, LSU
RBKa'Deem Carey, Arizona
RBJ.C. Copeland (FB), LSU
RBTim Cornett, UNLV
RBIsaiah Crowell, Alabama State
RBTimothy Flanders, Sam Houston State
RBDavid Fluellen, Toledo
RBDevonta Freeman, Florida State
RBTyler Gaffney, Stanford
RBMarion Grice, Arizona State
RBRyan Hewitt (FB), Stanford
RBJeremy Hill, LSU
RBCarlos Hyde, Ohio State
RBStorm Johnson, Central Florida
RBHenry Josey, Missouri
RBTre Mason, Auburn
RBJerick McKinnon, Georgia Southern
RBTrey Millard (FB), Oklahoma
RBAdam Muema, San Diego State
RBLaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State
RBSilas Redd, USC
RBBishop Sankey, Washington
RBLache Seastrunk, Baylor
RBCharles Sims, West Virginia
RBJerome Smith, Syracuse
RBLorenzo Taliaferro, Coastal Carolina
RBDe'Anthony Thomas, Oregon
RBTerrance West, Towson
RBJames White, Wisconsin
RBJames Wilder, Florida State
RBAndre Williams, Boston College
RBDamien Williams, Oklahoma
WRJared Abbrederis, Wisconsin
WRDavante Adams, Fresno State
WROdell Beckham, LSU
WRKelvin Benjamin, Florida State
WRChris Boyd, Vanderbilt
WRCorey Brown, Ohio State
WRJohn Brown, Pittsburg State
WRMartavis Bryant, Clemson
WRIsaiah Burse, Fresno State
WRMichael Campanaro, Wake Forest
WRBrandon Coleman, Rutgers
WRKain Colter, Northwestern
WRBrandin Cooks, Oregon State
WRDamian Copeland, Louisville
WRMike Davis, Texas
WRBruce Ellington, South Carolina
WRQuincy Enunwa, Nebraska
WRMike Evans, Texas A&M
WRShaq Evans, UCLA
WRBennie Fowler, Michigan State
WRAustin Franklin, New Mexico State
WRJeremy Gallon, Michigan
WRRyan Grant, Tulane
WRMatt Hazel, Coastal Carolina
WRRobert Herron, Wyoming
WRCody Hoffman, BYU
WRJosh Huff, Oregon
WRAllen Hurns, Miami (Fla.)
WRJeff Janis, Saginaw Valley State
WRTJ Jones, Notre Dame
WRJarvis Landry, LSU
WRCody Latimer, Indiana
WRMarqise Lee, USC
WRMarcus Lucas, Missouri
WRJordan Matthews, Vanderbilt
WRDonte Moncrief, Ole Miss
WRKevin Norwood, Alabama
WRWalt Powell, Murray State
WRTevin Reese, Baylor
WRPaul Robinson, Colorado
WRAllen Robinson, Penn State
WRJalen Saunders, Oklahoma
WRWillie Snead, Ball State
WRJosh Stewart, Oklahoma State
WRDevin Street, Pittsburgh
WRL'Damian Washington, Missouri
WRSammy Watkins, Clemson
WRAlbert Wilson, Georgia State
TEJace Amaro, Texas Tech
TERob Blanchflower, Massachusetts
TETrey Burton, Florida
TEAnthony Denham, Utah
TEJoe Don Duncan, Dixie State
TEEric Ebron, North Carolina
TEC.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa
TECrockett Gillmore, Colorado State
TEXavier Grimble, USC
TENic Jacobs, McNeese State
TEMarcel Jensen, Fresno State
TEReggie Jordan, Missouri Western State
TEA.C. Leonard, Tennessee State
TEColt Lyerla, Oregon
TEArthur Lynch, Georgia
TEJake Murphy, Utah
TEJordan Najvar, Baylor
TETroy Niklas, Notre Dame
TEJacob Pedersen, Wisconsin
TERichard Rodgers, California
TEAustin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington
TED.J. Tialavea, Utah State
OLMatt Armstrong (C), Grand Valley State
OLJoel Bitonio (OT), Nevada
OLRussell Bodine (C), North Carolina
OLConor Boffeli (G), Iowa
OLJustin Britt (OT), Missouri
OLDakota Dozier (OT), Furman
OLKadeem Edwards (G), Tennessee State
OLMatt Feiler (OT), Bloomsburg
OLCameron Fleming (OT), Stanford
OLZach Fulton (G), Tennessee
OLRyan Groy (G), Wisconsin
OLJon Halapio (G), Florida
OLJonotthan Harrison (C), Florida
OLSeantrel Henderson (OT), Miami (Fla.)
OLJames Hurst (OT), North Carolina
OLGabe Ikard (C), Oklahoma
OLGabe Jackson (G), Mississippi State
OLJa'wuan James (OT), Tennessee
OLWesley Johnson (OT), Vanderbilt
OLCyrus Kouandjio (OT), Alabama
OLTyler Larsen (C), Utah State
OLCharles Leno (OT), Boise State
OLTaylor Lewan (OT), Michigan
OLBrandon Linder (G), Miami (Fla.)
OLSpencer Long (G), Nebraska
OLCornelius Lucas (OT), Kansas State
OLMarcus Martin (C), USC
OLZack Martin (OT), Notre Dame
OLJake Matthews (OT), Texas A&M
OLJack Mewhort (OT), Ohio State
OLMorgan Moses (OT), Virginia
OLMatt Paradis (C), Boise State
OLMatt Patchan (OT), Boston College
OLAntonio Richardson (OT), Tennessee
OLCyril Richardson (G), Baylor
OLWeston Richburg (C), Colorado State
OLGreg Robinson (OT), Auburn
OLMichael Schofield (OT), Michigan
OLAnthony Steen (G), Alabama
OLJames Stone (C), Tennessee
OLBryan Stork (C), Florida State
OLXavier Su'a-Filo (G), UCLA
OLTravis Swanson (C), Arkansas
OLBrandon Thomas (OT), Clemson
OLTrai Turner (G), LSU
OLBilly Turner (OT), North Dakota State
OLJohn Urschel (G), Penn State
OLChris Watt (G), Notre Dame
OLDavid Yankey (G), Stanford
DLJay Bromley (DT), Syracuse
DLRyan Carrethers (DT), Arkansas State
DLWill Clarke (DE), West Virginia
DLJadeveon Clowney (DE), South Carolina
DLDeAndre Coleman (DT), California
DLScott Crichton (DE), Oregon State
DLAaron Donald (DT), Pittsburgh
DLKony Ealy (DE), Missouri
DLDominique Easley (DT), Florida
DLKasim Edebali (DE), Boston College
DLJustin Ellis (DT), Louisiana Tech
DLIK Enemkpali (DE), Louisiana Tech
DLEgo Ferguson (DT), LSU
DLDee Ford (DE), Auburn
DLJames Gayle (DE), Virginia Tech
DLRa'Shede Hageman (DT), Minnesota
DLTaylor Hart (DE), Oregon
DLKerry Hyder (DT), Texas Tech
DLJackson Jeffcoat (DE), Texas
DLTimmy Jernigan (DT), Florida State
DLAnthony Johnson (DT), LSU
DLDaQuan Jones (DT), Penn State
DLHoward Jones (DE), Shephard
DLZach Kerr (DT), Delaware
DLDemarcus Lawrence (DE), Boise State
DLAaron Lynch (DE), South Florida
DLEathyn Manumaleuna (DE), BYU
DLCassius Marsh (DE), UCLA
DLKareem Martin (DE), North Carolina
DLJosh Mauro (DE), Stanford
DLDaniel McCullers (DT), Tennessee
DLTevin Mims (DE), South Florida
DLZach Moore (DE), Concordia (Minn.)
DLJonathan Newsome (DE), Ball State
DLLouis Nix III (DT), Notre Dame
DLJeoffrey Pagan (DE), Alabama
DLTenny Palepoi (DT), Utah
DLMike Pennel (DT), Colorado State-Pueblo
DLKelcy Quarles (DT), South Carolina
DLKaleb Ramsey (DE), Boston College
DLCaraun Reid (DT), Princeton
DLMichael Sam (DE), Missouri
DLChris Smith (DE), Arkansas
DLMarcus Smith (DE), Louisville
DLShamar Stephen (DT), Connecticut
DLEd Stinson (DE), Alabama
DLWill Sutton (DT), Arizona State
DLRobert Thomas (DT), Arkansas
DLKhyri Thornton (DT), Southern Mississippi
DLStephon Tuitt (DE), Notre Dame
DLGeorge Uko (DE), USC
DLBrent Urban (DT), Virginia
DLLarry Webster (DE), Bloomsburg
DLEthan Westbrooks (DE), West Texas A&M
DLChris Whaley (DT), Texas
DLKerry Wynn (DT), Richmond
LBJerry Attaochu (OLB), Georgia Tech
LBAnthony Barr (OLB), UCLA
LBLamin Barrow (OLB), LSU
LBChris Borland (ILB), Wisconsin
LBCarl Bradford (OLB), Arizona State
LBJonathan Brown (ILB), Illinois
LBPreston Brown (ILB), Louisville
LBMax Bullough (ILB), Michigan State
LBKhairi Fortt (ILB), California
LBJeremiah George (ILB), Iowa State
LBAnthony Hitchens (OLB), Iowa
LBAdrian Hubbard (OLB), Alabama
LBAndrew Jackson (ILB), Western Kentucky
LBChristian Jones (ILB), Florida State
LBDevon Kennard (OLB), USC
LBChris Kirksey (OLB), Iowa
LBBoseko Lokombo (OLB), Oregon
LBKhalil Mack (OLB), Buffalo
LBJames Morris (ILB), Iowa
LBC.J. Mosley (ILB), Alabama
LBTrent Murphy (OLB), Stanford
LBKevin Pierre-Louis (OLB), Boston College
LBRonald Powell (OLB), Florida
LBTrevor Reilly (OLB), Utah
LBRyan Shazier (OLB), Ohio State
LBPrince Shembo (OLB), Notre Dame
LBShayne Skov (ILB), Stanford
LBYawin Smallwood (OLB), Connecticut
LBTelvin Smith (ILB), Florida State
LBTyler Starr (OLB), South Dakota
LBJordan Tripp (OLB), Montana
LBUani Unga (ILB), BYU
LBKyle Van Noy (OLB), BYU
LBAvery Williamson (ILB), Kentucky
LBJordan Zumwalt (ILB), UCLA
DBMo Alexander (SS), Utah State
DBRicardo Allen (CB), Purdue
DBDion Bailey (SS), USC
DBDeion Belue (CB), Alabama
DBBene Benwikere (CB), San Jose State
DBNat Berhe (SS), San Diego State
DBTre Boston (SS), North Carolina
DBBashaud Breeland (CB), Clemson
DBTerrence Brooks (FS), Florida State
DBDeone Bucannon (SS), Washington State
DBTravis Carrie (CB), Ohio
DBHa Ha Clinton-Dix (FS), Alabama
DBRoss Cockrell (CB), Duke
DBAaron Colvin (CB), Oklahoma
DBChris Davis (CB), Auburn
DBDarqueze Dennard (CB), Michigan State
DBPierre Desir (CB), Lindenwood
DBAhmad Dixon (SS), Baylor
DBBrandon Dixon (CB), Northwest Missouri State
DBJonathan Dowling (SS), Western Kentucky
DBAntone Exum (CB), Virginia Tech
DBKyle Fuller (CB), Virginia Tech
DBE.J. Gaines (CB), Missouri
DBPhillip Gaines (CB), Rice
DBJustin Gilbert (CB), Oklahoma State
DBDemetri Goodson (CB), Baylor
DBDre Hal (CB), Vanderbilt
DBVictor Hampton (CB), South Carolina
DBMarqueston Huff (FS), Wyoming
DBBennett Jackson (CB), Notre Dame
DBKendall James (CB), Maine
DBStanley Jean-Baptiste (CB), Nebraska
DBDontae Johnson (CB), North Carolina State
DBLaMarcus Joyner (CB), Florida State
DBKenny Ladler (FS), Vanderbilt
DBNevin Lawson (CB), Utah State
DBIsaiah Lewis (SS), Michigan State
DBCraig Loston (SS), LSU
DBDexter McDougle (CB), Maryland
DBKeith McGill (CB), Utah
DBTerrance Mitchell (CB), Oregon
DBJabari Price (CB), North Carolina
DBCalvin Pryor (FS), Louisville
DBLoucheiz Purifoy (CB), Florida
DBKeith Reaser (CB), Florida Atlantic
DBEd Reynolds (FS), Stanford
DBRashaad Reynolds (CB), Oregon State
DBMarcus Roberson (CB), Florida
DBBradley Roby (CB), Ohio State
DBDaniel Sorensen (FS), BYU
DBDez Southward (FS), Wisconsin
DBVinnie Sunseri (SS), Alabama
DBJemea Thomas (CB), Georgia Tech
DBBrock Vereen (FS), Minnesota
DBJason Verrett (CB), TCU
DBJimmie Ward (SS), Northern Illinois
DBTodd Washington (CB), Southeastern Louisiana
DBJaylen Watkins (CB), Florida
DBLavelle Westbrooks (CB), Georgia Southern
STChris Boswell (K), Rice
STSteven Clark (P), Auburn
STAnthony Fera (K), Texas
STMarcus Heit (LS), Kansas State
STZach Hocker (K), Arkansas
STTom Hornsey (P), Memphis
STRichie Leone (P), Houston
STCody Mandell (P), Alabama
STPat O'Donnell (P), Miami (Fla.)
STCairo Santos (K), Tulane
NFL.com

2014 NFL Combine Workout Schedule

The first three days of the combine will feature measurements, interviews and workout drills. Over the final four days, players will participate in position drills which will be broadcast live on NFL Network.

2014 NFL Combine Workout Schedule
DatePos.TVLive Stream
Sat, Feb. 22Tight Ends, Offensive Linemen and Special TeamsNFL NetworkNFL.com
Sun, Feb. 23Quarterbacks, Running Backs and Wide ReceiversNFL NetworkNFL.com
Mon, Feb. 24Defensive Linemen and LinebackersNFL NetworkNFL.com
Tue, Feb. 25Defensive BacksNFL NetworkNFL.com
NFL.com

 

Combine Records Heading into 2014

Records are meant to be broken, and in 2013, Southern Mississippi linebacker Jamie Collins set a new record in the broad jump, leaping 11'7" to smash the previous best of 11'5". 

Will another workout drill record fall in 2014?

NFL Combine Records
EventRecordPlayer
40-Yard Dash4.12 secondsBo Jackson (1986)
Bench Press51 repsJustin Ernest (1999)
Vertical Jump46 inchesGerald Sensabaugh (2005)
Broad Jump11 feet, 7 inchesJamie Collins (2013)
3-Cone Drill6.34 secondsSedrick Curry (2000)
20-Yard Shuttle3.73 secondsKevin Kasper (2001)
60-Yard Shuttle10.75 secondsJamell Fleming (2012)
NFL.com

 

Top Storylines to Watch For

Will Jadeveon Clowney Deliver? 

COLUMBIA, SC - NOVEMBER 30:  Jadeveon Clowney #7 of the South Carolina Gamecocks celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers 31-17 after their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on November 30, 2013 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Get
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South Carolina Gamecocks superstar Jadeveon Clowney has been talked about as the potential No. 1 overall selection in the 2014 NFL draft for over a year now. Clowney recently added fuel to the fire by hyping himself up ahead of February's combine, per The State's Josh Kendall:

Despite his confidence, Clowney will be under immense pressure to perform at the combine. 

At 6'6", 274 pounds, Clowney is a freak athlete with tremendous speed, power and burst. There's no doubt he's capable of putting up eye-popping numbers in Indianapolis, but will he be motivated to do so?

NFL media analyst Bucky Brooks is one of many singing Clowney's praises ahead of the combine, per NFL.com's Dan Greenspan:

Clowney can single-handedly destroy game plans with his speed, quickness, athleticism and power off the edge. Scouts may question his maturity and work ethic based on a few on- and off-field hiccups, but there is little doubt that he is the top defensive prospect on the board.

In addition to impressive numbers, scouts will want to see the same intensity Clowney showcased as a sophomore in 2012, when he recorded 23.5 tackles for a loss, 13 sacks and three forced fumbles. 

 

How Will Top Quarterbacks Fare? 

While there aren't many elite quarterback prospects available in 2014, there is certainly plenty of talent from which to choose. 

Eligible underclassmen Johnny Manziel (Texas A&M), Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville) and Blake Bortles (Central Florida) headline the list of available signal-callers. They are joined by seniors such as AJ McCarron (Alabama), Tajh Boyd (Clemson) and Derek Carr (Fresno State).

With several NFL franchises in need of a quarterback this offseason, each of the aforementioned prospectsor at least those participating in the combinewill be looking to capitalize and set themselves apart from the pack.

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 23:  Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Louisville Cardinals throws the ball during the game against the Memphis Tigers at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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But no quarterback will be under more scrutiny than 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Manziel, who plays an electrifying brand of football and has become a polarizing college football personality over the past two years.

NFL analyst Bucky Brooks considers Manziel the second-best quarterback available behind Bridgewater and highlights his improvement and potential as big reasons why, via NFL.com: 

"Manziel's sensational improvisational game evokes memories of Fran Tarkenton and Doug Flutie. Yet, it is his dramatic progress as a pocket passer that has some scouts convinced he could be a star in a wide-open offense."

The redshirt sophomore threw for nearly 8,000 yards and rushed for more than 2,100 yards during two seasons as the starter in College Station.

 

Sammy Watkins Poised to Impress

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Sammy Watkins #2 of the Clemson Tigers runs with the ball in the first half against the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Street
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Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins will head to the combine with lofty expectations following a stellar junior season with the Tigers.

Watkins, who boasts ideal size (6'1", 205 pounds) and unrivaled top-end speed and hands, caught 101 passes for 1,464 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013 to boost his draft stock considerably. 

Unsurprisingly, many scouts, including Bleacher Report's Matt Miller, consider Watkins to be the top wide receiver available in 2014:

While teams looking to draft him will likely want to know more about his 2012 arrest stemming from marijuana possession, Watkins is sure to win over even more NFL scouts and coaches with his skill and athleticism at the combine. 

You can bet that all eyes will be on Watkins during the 40-yard dash and wide receiver drills.

 

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