Cal's Davis Webb, Chad Hansen and Bradley Northnagel are invited to the NFL Scouting Combine

Three former Bears are selected to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine, including Cal quarterback Davis Webb, wide receiver Chad Hansen and longsnapper Bradley Northnagel.

The NFL has officially announced its invitations for the NFL Scouting Combine, and three former California players are on the list: Chad HansenDavis Webb and Bradley Northnagel. All three will attend the proceedings in Indianapolis, where the Combine will feature televised on-field workouts on the NFL Network on March 3-6

Hansen, who decided to forego his final year of eligibility, is currently working out in Irvine, Calif., with Rep1 Sports, also home to former Cal fullback Will Ta'ufo'ou, former Bears safety Chris Conte and former Cal longsnapper Nick Sundberg of the Washington Redskins. 

In two seasons at Cal, following a transfer from FCS Idaho State, Hansen caught 111 passes for 1,498 receiving yards with 12 touchdowns over 20 games and nine starts. He finished his junior season with seven 100-yard receiving games, six games of 10 or more catches and a career-high-tying two touchdown grabs on four occasions. After bursting onto the scene with a unique touchdown celebration and College Football Sydney Cup MVP honors in Week 0, Hansen had a career-high 196 yards receiving and two touchdown catches on 12 receptions against a ranked Texas team to earn Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors. His 14 catches in each of the first two games of the season are tied for third on Cal's all-time single-game list, while the 196 receiving yards is seventh. 

Hansen will work out at Lucas Oil Stadium with quarterback -- and road-trip roommate -- Webb, on Saturday, March 8. Webb was invited after earning MVP plaudits a the Reese's Senior Bowl, throwing for 165 yards on 11-of-16 passing, including a 39-yard touchdown on a fade to Texas A&M's Josh Reynolds.

Webb started all 12 games for the Bears in his one season in Berkeley, earning honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors with totals of 4,295 yards, 37 touchdowns, 12 interceptions and a 61.6 completion percentage. Webb faces a tougher hill to climb than last year's No. 1 overall pick Jared Goff. He was in spread systems at both Cal and Texas Tech, and while Goff was known as a quarterback who had touch and accuracy out beyond 35 yards, Webb saw 65% of his passing attempts came inside of 10 yards. Five of his 12 picks in 2016 came along deep sidelines. That said, he's a physical specimen who stands tall in the pocket, with a high, quick release and can drive the ball down field up the deep middle. He also has a very good sense of pressure, and can slide to a clean area when pressured.

Also headed to the Combine is two-year starter Northnagel. Northnagel worked as a practice player on the offensive and defensive lines before finally playing in four games as a sophomore in 2014 as a reserve fullback. He then then took over snapping duties in all 13 games as a junior, en route to the Bears' only bowl appearance -- an Armed Forces Bowl win over Air Force -- under Sonny Dykes. Northnagel snapped in all 12 games as a senior, as well, going without a bad snap over those two seasons at the position. Cal currently has two longsnappers in the NFL -- Sundberg, and L.P. Ladouceur of the Dallas Cowboys. Neither Ladouceur nor Sundberg participated in the Combine.

Northnagel earned Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention this past season, after being put on scholarship before the campaign. Northnagel will be training with new Cal strength and conditioning coach Torre Becton in Berkeley.

The first group of players -- including specialists -- travel to Indianapolis on Tues., Feb. 28, and will begin the medical portion of the event, which was the original genesis of the Combine. From March 1-2, the players will undergo more medical measurements and examinations, as well as team interviews. Thy will then undergo psychological testing and bench press rep testing, while meeting with the NFLPA. Special teams workouts occur on March 2, so Northnagel will be the first one hitting the field.

Hansen and Webb arrive on March 1, and proceed through the same order of events, finishing with on-field workouts on March 4.

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