Texas defensive end Malcolm Roach (32) and defensive back Brandon Jones (19) tackle Oklahoma State's Chuba Hubbard (30) at Royal-Memorial Stadium on Sept. 21, 2019. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Four Longhorns receive invitations to the NFL Scouting Combine

Posted February 7th, 2020


With the NFL Draft set to kickoff on April 23, a quartet of Longhorns have been scheduled for a job interview.

On Friday, the NFL revealed the names of the 337 players it had invited to its annual scouting combine. Receivers Devin Duvernay and Collin Johnson, safety Brandon Jones and defensive lineman Malcolm Roach will represent Texas at the event. UT coach Tom Herman had previously announced that invitations had been extended to Duvernay, Johnson and Jones.

Led by quarterback Joe Burrow, the presumed top pick in the NFL Draft, LSU had 16 players invited to the combine. Among Big 12 schools, TCU received a conference-high seven invitations:

  • TCU: 7 (RB Jet Anderson, DL Ross Blacklock, CB Jeff Gladney, OL Cordel Iwuagwu, OL Lucas Niang, RB Sewo Olonilua, WR Jalen Reagor)
  • Baylor: 6 (CB Grayland Arnold, RB JaMycal Hasty, LB Clay Johnston, DL James Lynch, S Chris Miller, WR Denzel Mims)
  • Oklahoma: 4 (DL Neville Gallimore, QB Jalen Hurts, WR CeeDee Lamb, LB Kenneth Murray)
  • Texas: 4 (WR Devin Duvernay, WR Collin Johnson, S Brandon Jones, DL Malcolm Roach)
  • Texas Tech: 3 (LB Jordan Brooks, OL Terence Steele, DL Broderick Washington)
  • Kansas: 2 (OL Hakeem Adeniji, LB Azur Kamara)
  • Iowa State: 1 (LS Steven Wirtel)
  • Oklahoma State: 1 (CB A.J. Green)
  • West Virginia: 1 (OL Colton McKivitz)
  • Kansas State: 0

Last year, five Longhorns were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. Of those five players, only Charles Omenihu (Houston, fifth round) and Kris Boyd (Minnesota, seventh round) were drafted.

The Indianapolis-hosted combine will run from Feb. 27 to March 1. Duvernay and Johnson will workout on Feb. 27. Roach will go on Feb. 29 before Jones steps into the spotlight a day later.

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