Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Six Hogs invited to NFL combine
Senior Bowl South Squad quarterback Tyler Wilson of Arkansas (8) throws a pass during Senior Bowl football practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala., Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas will be well-represented at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis later this month.
Six former Razorbacks were on the official guest list released by the NFL on Wednesday - quarterback Tyler Wilson, running back Knile Davis, receiver Cobi Hamilton, tight end Chris Gragg, offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and punter Dylan Breeding.
The six former players are believed to be the most ever for Arkansas in a single combine. The group was pivotal to the Razorbacks during a 21-5 stretch in 2010 and '11 that included the program's first berth in a BCS bowl.
Wilson and Hamilton, who competed in the Senior Bowl last month in Mobile, Ala., set numerous single-season and career school records as seniors. Breeding, a four-year starter who began his career as a walk-on, played in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The NFL Scouting Combine runs from Feb. 23-26 at Lucas Oil Stadium. Arkansas will also hold a pro scouting day on its campus ahead of April's NFL Draft.