The NFL released the list of participants for the NFL Scouting Combine later this month. No surprise that offensive line and defensive line dominate the overall numbers, but there is some surprising/good news to come of the list.
The top quarterbacks in the draft, Jared Goff of Cal and Paxton Lynch of Memphis, are both expected to participate in the throwing session on Saturday. That doesn’t always happen for the top quarterbacks in the draft and has been a source of frustration for some NFL coaches and general managers, but Goff seems to be buying into the message coaches and GMs have conveyed in recent years, telling Pro Football Talk he will “do it all” at the NFL Combine.
“I think it’s the right thing to do,” Goff told PFT. “I’ve got nothing to hide. Go out there and throw and have some fun.”
Carson Wentz was the only one of the top three quarterbacks that participated in the Senior Bowl, where he had a good week, so it will be interesting to see if he participates fully in the Combine’s throwing drills as the top three quarterbacks vie to be the first selected at their position.
Other notable quarterbacks that will be in Indianapolis include Ohio State’s Cardale Jones, N.C. State’s Jacoby Brissett, Michigan State’s Connor Cook, Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg, Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel, USC’s Cody Kessler and Stanford’s Kevin Hogan. The last three of those mentioned were also part of Senior Bowl week.
After offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil and the top three quarterbacks, the first half of the first round could be weighted heavily to an impressive defensive stock, including Florida State safety Jalen Ramsey, UCLA linebacker Myles Jack, Florida quarterback Vernon Hargreaves III, Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland, Clemson CB Mackensie Alexander, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith, Ohio State linebacker Darron Lee and an impressive list of defensive linemen in this draft.
Included as potential first-round defensive linemen are Ohio State’s Joey Bosa, Alabama’s A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama’s Jarran Reed, Ole Miss’s Robert Nkemdiche, Eastern Kentucky’s Noah Spence (as a linebacker), Clemson’s Shaquille Lawson, Oregon’s DeForest Buckner, Lousiville’s Sheldon Rankins, Oklahoma State’s Emmanuel Ogbah, Baylor’s Andrew Billings and Florida’s Jonathan Bullard.
Player workouts at the Combine start on Feb. 26 and continue through Feb. 29.
Here is the entire list of the 332 players by position that will be heading to Indianapolis:
Quarterbacks (18) – Vernon Adams, Oregon; Brandon Allen, Arkansas; Trevone Boykin, TCU; Jacoby Brissett, NC State; Connor Cook, Michigan State; Brandon Doughty, Western Kentucky; Jeff Driskel, Louisiana Tech; Jared Goff, Cal; Christian Hackenberg, Penn State; Kevin Hogan, Stanford; Cardale Jones, Ohio State; Cody Kessler, USC; Paxton Lynch, Memphis; Dak Prescott, Mississippi State; Joel Stave, Wisconsin; Nate Sudfeld, Indiana; Carson Wentz, North Dakota State; Josh Woodrum, Liberty
Running Backs (29) – Peyton Barber, Auburn; Devontae Booker, Utah; Tra Carson, Texas A&M; Alex Collins, Arkansas; Marshaun Coprich, Illinois State; Kenneth Dixon, Louisiana Tech; Kenyan Drake, Alabama; Ezekiel Elliott, Ohio State; Tyler Ervin, San Jose State; Josh Ferguson, Illinois; Glenn Gronkowski (FB), Kansas State; Derrick Henry, Alabama; Quayvon Hicks (FB), Georgia; Jordan Howard, Indiana; Andy Janovich (FB), Nebraska; Devon Johnson, Marshall; Daniel Lasco, Cal; Tre Madden, USC; Keith Marshall, Georgia; Paul Perkins, UCLA; C.J. Prosise, Notre Dame; Wendell Smallwood, West Virginia; Kelvin Taylor, Florida; Shad Thornton, NC State; Soma Vainuku (FB), USC; Dan Vitale (FB), Northwestern; DeAndre Washington, Texas Tech; Brandon Wilds, South Carolina; Jonathan Williams, Arkansas
Wide Receivers (44) – Bralon Addison, Oregon; Geronimo Allison, Illinois; DeMarcus Ayers, Houston; Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh; Chris Brown, Notre Dame; Aaron Burbridge, Michigan State; Devon Cajuste, Stanford; Leonte Carroo, Rutgers; Corey Coleman, Baylor; Pharoh Cooper, South Carolina; Cody Core, Ole Miss; Trevor Davis, Cal; Josh Doctson, TCU; D.J. Foster, Arizona State; Will Fuller, Notre Dame; Keyarris Garrett, Tulsa; Rashard Higgins, Colorado State; Johnny Holton, Cincinnati; Cayleb Jones, Arizona; Kenny Lawler, Cal; Roger Lewis, Bowling Green; Kolby Listenbee, TCU; Ricardo Louis, Auburn; Byron Marshall, Oregon; Jalin Marshall, Ohio State; Mekale McKay, Cincinnati; Braxton Miller, Ohio State; Malcolm Mitchell, Georgia; Chris Moore, Cincinnati; Marquez North, Tennessee; Jordan Payton, UCLA; Charone Peake, Clemson; Demarcus Robinson, Florida; Alonzo Russell, Toledo; Rashawn Scott, Miami (FL); Hunter Sharp, Utah State; Tajae Sharpe, UMass; Sterling Shepard, Oklahoma; Nelson Spruce, Colorado; Michael Thomas, Ohio State; Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss; D’haquille Williams, Auburn; De’Runnya Wilson, Mississippi State
Tight Ends (15) – Jerell Adams, South Carolina; Stephen Anderson, Cal; Ben Braunecker, Harvard; Thomas Duarte, UCLA; David Grinnage, NC State; Temarrick Hemingway, South Carolina State; Hunter Henry, Arkansas; Tyler Higbee, Western Kentucky; Austin Hooper, Stanford; Ryan Malleck, Virginia Tech; Jake McGee, Florida; David Morgan, UTSA; Beau Sandland, Montana State; Nick Vannett, Ohio State; Bryce Williams, East Carolina
Offensive Linemen (52) – Vadal Alexander (OG), LSU; Jack Allen (C), Michigan State; Willie Beavers (OT), Western Michigan; Caleb Benenoch (OT), UCLA; Austin Blythe (C), Iowa; Evan Boehm (C), Missouri; Jake Brendel (C), UCLA; Joe Cheek (OG), Texas A&M; Le’Raven Clark (OT), Texas Tech; Shon Coleman (OT), Auburn; Jack Conklin (OT), Michigan State; Fahn Cooper (OT), Ole Miss; Joe Dahl (OG), Washington State; Taylor Decker (OT), Ohio State; Spencer Drango (OG), Baylor; Parker Ehinger (OG), Cincinnati; Joshua Garnett (OG), Stanford; Graham Glasgow (C), Michigan; Darrell Greene (OG), San Diego State; Joe Haeg (OT), North Dakota State; Jerald Hawkins (OT), LSU; Germain Ifedi (OG), Texas A&M; Dominick Jackson (OG), Alabama; Tyler Johnstone (OT), Oregon; Nila Kasitati (OG), Oklahoma; Ryan Kelly (C), Alabama; Denver Kirkland (OT), Arkansas; Alex Lewis (OT), Nebraska; Nick Martin (OG), Notre Dame; Tyler Marz (OT), Wisconsin; Connor McGovern (OG), Missouri; Kyle Murphy (OT), Stanford; Stephane Nembot (OT), Colorado; Rees Odhiambo (OG), Boise State; Alex Redmond (OG), UCLA; Dominique Robertson (OT), West Georgia; Isaac Seumalo (OG), Oregon State; Brandon Shell (OT), South Carolina; Matt Skura (C), Duke; Pearce Slater (OT), San Diego State; Jason Spriggs (OT), Indiana; Ronnie Stanley (OT), Notre Dame; John Theus (OT), Georgia; Joe Thuney (OT), North Carolina State; Cole Toner (OT), Harvard; Sebastian Tretola (OG), Arkansas; Max Tuerk (C), USC; Laremy Tunsil (OT), Ole Miss; Halapoulivaati Vaitai (OT), TCU; Chris Westerman (OG), Arizona; Cody Whitehair (OG), Kansas State; Avery Young (OT), Auburn
Defensive Linemen (60) – Mehdi Abdesmad (DE), Boston College; Sterling Bailey (DE), Georgia; Jimmy Bean (DE), Oklahoma State; Andrew Billings (DT), Baylor; Ronald Blair (DE), Appalachian State; Joey Bosa (DE), Ohio State; DeForest Buckner (DE), Oregon; Jonathan Bullard (DT), Florida; Vernon Butler (DT), Louisiana Tech; Shilique Calhoun (DE), Michigan State; Kenny Clark (DT), UCLA; Maliek Collins (DT), Nebraska; Kamalei Correa (DE), Boise State; James Cowser (DE), Southern Utah; Sheldon Day (DT), Notre Dame; Kevin Dodd (DE), Clemson; Jason Fanaika (DE), Utah; Adam Gotsis (DT), Georgia Tech; Javon Hargrave (DT), South Carolina State; Joel Heath (DT), Michigan State; Willie Henry (DT), Michigan; Matt Ioannidis (DT), Temple; Branden Jackson (DE), Texas Tech; Quinton Jefferson (DT), Maryland; Austin Johnson (DT), Penn State; Chris Jones (DT), Mississippi State; Matt Judon (DE), Grand Valley State; Ufomba Kamalu (DE), Miami (FL); Bronson Kaufusi (DE), BYU; Darius Latham (DT), Indiana; Nile Lawrence-Stample (DT), Florida State; Shaq Lawson (DE), Clemson; Dean Lowry (DE), Northwestern; Luther Maddy (DT), Virginia Tech; Chris Mayes (DT), Georgia; Alex McCalister (DE), Florida; Carl Nassib (DE), Penn State; Giorgio Newberry (DE), Florida State; Dadi Nicolas (DE), Virginia Tech; Robert Nkemdiche (DT), Ole Miss; Shawn Oakman (DE), Baylor; Emmanuel Ogbah (DE), Oklahoma State; Romeo Okwara (DE), Notre Dame; Drew Ott (DE), Iowa; D.J. Pettway (DE), Alabama; Sheldon Rankins (DT), Louisville; D.J. Reader (DT), Clemson; Jarran Reed (DT), Alabama; Hassan Ridgeway (DT), Texas; A’Shawn Robinson (DT), Alabama; DeVaunte Sigler (DT), Jacksonville State; Charles Tapper (DE), Oklahoma; Lawrence Thomas (DT), Michigan State; Ron Thompson (DE), Syracuse; Vincent Valentine (DT), Nebraska; Jihad Ward (DT), Illinois; Adolphus Washington (DT), Ohio State; Antwaun Woods (DT), USC; Connor Wujciak (DT), Boston College; Anthony Zettel (DT), Penn State
Linebackers (42) – Dominique Alexander (ILB), Oklahoma; Devante Bond (OLB), Oklahoma; Kentrell Brothers (OLB), Missouri; Beniquez Brown (OLB), Mississippi State; De’Vondre Campbell (OLB), Minnesota; Su’a Cravens (OLB), USC; Steven Daniels (ILB), Boston College; Kyler Fackrell (OLB), Utah State; Travis Feeney (OLB), Washington; Leonard Floyd (OLB), Georgia; Josh Forrest (ILB), Kentucky; Kris Frost (OLB), Auburn; B.J. Goodson (OLB), Clemson; Myles Jack (OLB), UCLA; Jordan Jenkins (OLB), Georgia; C.J. Johnson (ILB), Ole Miss; Deion Jones (OLB), LSU; Raphael Kirby (ILB), Miami (FL); Nick Kwiatkoski (ILB), West Virginia; Darron Lee (OLB), Ohio State; Cory Littleton (OLB), Washington; Steve Longa (OLB), Rutgers; Curt Maggitt (OLB), Tennessee; Blake Martinez (ILB), Stanford; Tyler Matakevich (OLB), Temple; Cassanova McKinzy (ILB), Auburn; Antonio Morrison (ILB), Florida; Yannick Ngakoue (OLB), Maryland; Jared Norris (ILB), Utah; Victor Ochi (OLB), Stony Brook; Montese Overton (OLB), East Carolina; Gionni Paul (OLB), Utah; Joshua Perry (ILB), Ohio State; Reggie Ragland (ILB), Alabama; Joe Schobert (OLB), Wisconsin; Jaylon Smith (OLB), Notre Dame; Terrance Smith (ILB), Florida State; Noah Spence (OLB), Eastern Kentucky; Eric Striker (OLB), Oklahoma; Nick Vigil (ILB), Utah State; Stephen Weatherly (OLB), Vanderbilt; Scooby Wright III (ILB), Arizona
Cornerbacks (35) – Mackensie Alexander, Clemson; Eli Apple, Ohio State; Briean Boddy-Calhoun Minnesota; James Bradberry, Samford; Anthony Brown, Purdue; Artie Burns, Miami (FL); Juston Burris, NC State; Taveze Calhoun, Mississippi State; Maurice Canady, Virginia; Ken Crawley, Colorado; DeAndre Elliott, Colorado State; Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech; Vernon Hargreaves, Florida; De’Vante Harris, Texas A&M; Xavien Howard, Baylor; William Jackson III, Houston; Cyrus Jones, Alabama
Jonathan Jones, Auburn; Harlan Miller, Southeastern Louisiana; Eric Murray, Minnesota; Kevin Peterson, Oklahoma State; Jimmy Pruitt, San Jose State; Jalen Ramsey, Florida State; Will Redmond, Mississippi State; Rashard Robinson, LSU; Keivarae Russell, Notre Dame; Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma; Kevon Seymour, USC; Leshaun Sims, Southern Utah; Ryan Smith, North Carolina Central; Cleveland Wallace, San Jose State; D.J. White, Georgia Tech; Brandon Williams, Texas A&M; Daryl Worley, West Virginia;Tavon Young, Temple
Safeties (24) – Vonn Bell (FS), Ohio State; LaMarcus Brutus (SS), Florida State; Deon Bush (S), Miami (Fla.); Tevin Carter (SS), Utah; Jeremy Cash (SS), Duke; Sean Davis (SS), Maryland; K.J. Dillon (S), Maryland; Kavon Frazier (FS), Central Michigan; T.J. Green (FS), Clemson; Deiondre’ Hall (S), Northern Iowa; DeAndre Houston-Carson (S), William & Mary; Karl Joseph (S), West Virginia; Jayron Kearse (S), Clemson; Miles Killebrew (SS), Southern Utah; Derrick Kindred (FS), TCU; Jordan Lomax (FS), Iowa; Jordan Lucas (SS), Penn State; Jalen Mills (FS), LSU; Keanu Neal (SS), Florida; Tyvis Powell (FS), Ohio State; Elijah Shumate (S), Notre Dame; Justin Simmons (FS), Boston College; A.J. Stamps (FS), Kentucky; Darian Thompson (S), Boise State
Specialists (13) – Roberto Aguayo (K), Florida State; Brad Craddock (K), Maryland; Riley Dixon (P), Syracuse; Lac Edwards (P), Sam Houston State; Ka’imi Fairbairn (K), UCLA; Tom Hackett (P), Utah; Drew Kaser (P), Texas A&M; Marshall Koehn (K), Iowa; Jimmy Landes (LS), Baylor; John Lunsford (K), Liberty; Will Monday (P), Duke; Nick O’Toole (P), West Virginia; Jaden Oberkrom (K), TCU