Alabama, SEC sets pace with number of invitees for 2018 NFL Combine

More than 300 players were invited to participate in this year’s NFL Combine in Indianapolis with Alabama setting the pace among all the schools with 14 participants.

Alabama, Ohio State (11), Georgia (10) and LSU (10) were the only schools to send double-digit players to the event which is a precursor to the NFL Draft on April 26.

The list of prospects, which totaled 326, included 19 quarterbacks, 32 running backs, 44 receivers, 18 tight ends, 48 offensive linemen, 60 defensive linemen, 45 linebackers, 42 cornerbacks and 27 safeties.

The Southeastern Conference led the way with 70 invitees followed by the ACC (60), Big Ten (50), Pac-12 (45) and Big 12 (29) among the so-called Power 5 conferences.

The American Athletic Conference led the way among the Group of 5 conferences with 17 participants followed by Conference USA (10) and the Mountain Wes (10) as well as Mid-American (9) and Sun Belt (5).

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