Texas cornerbacks Kris Boyd (2) and Davante Davis (18) signal no good after TCU missed a field goal in Austin on Sept. 22, 2018. NICK WAGNER / AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Texas set to send five representatives to the NFL’s annual scouting combine

Posted February 5th, 2019

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A quintet of Longhorns will head to the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine, the school announced on Tuesday.

Defensive lineman Charles Omenihu, linebacker Gary Johnson, receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey and cornerbacks Kris Boyd and Davante Davis have all been invited to the NFL’s pre-draft showcase. Boyd, Davis, Johnson and Omenihu were all seniors this past season. Humphrey opted to forgo his senior year after leading the Longhorns in receptions, receiving yards and touchdown catches.

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held from Feb. 26-March 4 in Indianapolis. The combine is essentially a job interview for prospects who want to be selected in April’s NFL Draft. While in Indianapolis, the players will partake in various workouts, physiological tests and team interviews.

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Last year, 336 prospects attended the NFL Scouting Combine. That list of participants included ex-Longhorns Michael Dickson, DeShon Elliott, Holton Hill, Malik Jefferson, Chris Warren III and Connor Williams. All six of those players ended up on NFL rosters this season.

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The current crop of Longhorns heading to the NFL Scouting Combine helped lead Texas to a 10-4 record this past season. Omenihu was named the Big 12’s top defensive lineman, and both Boyd and Johnson earned all-conference honors. Humphrey’s 1,176 receiving yards and 86 catches this year rank third and fifth, respectively, in UT’s record book.  In addition to breaking up eight passes as a senior, Davis forced two red-zone turnovers in a 41-34 win over Texas Tech.

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