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 Heisman Trophy and Biletnikoff Award.
8 former Razorbacks invited to NFL combine
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.
FAYETTEVILLE 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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