8 former Razorbacks invited to NFL combine

By: Matt Jones
Published: Monday, February 13, 2017
Arkansas offensive lineman Dan Skipper takes the field prior to a game against Alcorn State on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.
Photo by Jason Ivester
Arkansas offensive lineman Dan Skipper takes the field prior to a game against Alcorn State on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, at War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock.

— Eight former Arkansas players have been invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, according to the official list released this week.

The Razorbacks invited are: defensive linemen Deatrich Wise and Jeremiah Ledbetter; receivers Drew Morgan and Keon Hatcher; tight end Jeremy Sprinkle; offensive lineman Dan Skipper; linebacker Brooks Ellis; and punter Toby Baker.

According to CBSSports.com, Skipper, Sprinkle, Ledbetter, Wise and Hatcher stand the best chance of being drafted in April, all between the fourth and seventh rounds. A Sports Illustrated draft analysis of the top 10 players at each position includes only Sprinkle among Arkansas players, rated as the sixth-best tight end available.

Arkansas' eight invitees are tied with Florida for fourth-most among SEC teams. Alabama and LSU each had 10 players invited, and Texas A&M had nine.

The combine is scheduled to begin Feb. 28 and run through March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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