The NFL Scouting Combine kicks off on February 27 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and it's a chance for all 32 teams to get a look at the top prospects available in the 2018 NFL Draft.
More than 300 players will be participating in what is basically the biggest job interview they will ever go through. Players are selected to attend by a committee that includes the directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, as well as members of various NFL player personnel departments that rotate on a yearly basis. The ultimate goal is to invite every player that will be drafted that year, and while it doesn't always play out that way, they normally come very close.
Local players will be well represented with six from the University of Pittsburgh, including Quadree Henderson, Jared Jones-Smith, Avonte Maddox, Brian O'Neill, Jester Weah and Jordan Whitehead, all invited to participate.
Here is a look of the players who will be attending this year's Combine (underclassman.
Adams, Josh * Notre Dame RB Adeniyi, Ola * Toledo DL Akins, Jordan Central Florida TE Alexander, Jaire * Louisville DB Allen, Austin Arkansas QB Allen, Brian Michigan St. OL Allen, Josh Wyoming QB Allen, Marcus Penn St. DB Andrews, Mark * Oklahoma TE Apke, Troy Penn St. DB Armstrong, Dorance * Kansas DL Aruna, Adetarami Tulane DL Ateman, Marcell Oklahoma St. WR Atkins, John Georgia DL Averett, Anthony Alabama DB Avery, Genard Memphis LB Badgley, Mike Miami PK Baker, Jerome * Ohio St. LB Ballage, Kalen Arizona St. RB Barkley, Saquon * Penn St. RB Barrett, JT Ohio St. QB Bates, Jessie * Wake Forest DB Baugh, Marcus Ohio St. TE Bawden, Nick San Diego St. RB Bellamy, Davin Georgia LB Benkert, Kurt Virginia QB Berrios, Braxton Miami WR Bierria, Keishawn Washington LB Blanding, Quin Virginia DB Bright, David Stanford OL Brown, Andrew Virginia DL Brown, Drew Nebraska PK Brown, Orlando * Oklahoma OL Brown, Tony Alabama DB Bryan, Taven * Florida DL Burks, Oren Vanderbilt LB Burnett, Deontay * USC WR Cabinda, Jason Penn St. LB Cain, Deon * Clemson WR Callaway, Antonio * Florida WR Campbell, Chris Penn St. DB Cantrell, Dylan Texas Tech WR Cappa, Alex Humboldt St. OL Carew, Tanner Oregon LS Carlson, Daniel Auburn PK Carrington, Darren Utah WR Carter, Lorenzo Georgia LB Chachere, Andre San Jose St. DB Chandler, Sean Temple DB Chark, DJ LSU WR Christian, Geron * Louisville OL Chubb, Bradley North Carolina St. DL Chubb, Nick Georgia RB Cichy, Jack Wisconsin LB Clapp, Will LSU OL Cobbs, Simmie * Indiana WR Cole, Mason Michigan OL Coleman, Lavon Washington RB Conklin, Tyler Central Michigan TE Corbett, Austin Nevada OL Coutee, Keke * Texas Tech WR Covington, Chris Indiana LB Crawford, Justin West Virginia RB Crosby, Tyrell Oregon OL Cruikshank, Dane Arizona DB Daniel, Trevor Tennessee P Daniels, James * Iowa OL Darnold, Sam * USC QB Davenport, Marcus UTSA DL Davidson, Joseph Bowling Green P Davis, Carlton * Auburn DB Dawson, Duke Florida DB Delaney, Dee Miami DB Deluca, Nick North Dakota St. LB Demby, Jamil Maine OL Dickerson, Matt UCLA DL Dickson, Michae * Texas P Dissly, Will Washington TE Dooley, Garret Wisconsin LB Edmonds, Chase Fordham RB Edmunds, Terrell Virginia Tech DB Edmunds, Tremaine * Virginia Tech LB Ejiofor, Duke Wake Forest DL Elliott, Deshon * Texas DB Ernsberger, Donnie Western Michigan RB Etling, Danny LSU QB Evans, Rashaan Alabama LB Facyson, Brandon Virginia Tech DB Falk, Luke Washington St. QB Fant, Rashard Indiana DB Fatukasi, Foley Connecticut DL Ferguson, Riley Memphis QB Fitts, Kylie Utah DL Fitzpatrick, Minkah * Alabama DB Flowers, Dimitri Oklahoma RB Flowers, Quinton South Florida QB Flowers, Tre Oklahoma St. DB Foster, Robert Alabama WR Franklin, Jarvion Western Michigan RB Franklin-Myers, John Stephen F. Austin DL Frazier, Joshua Alabama DL Freeman, Royce Oregon RB Fumagalli, Troy Wisconsin TE Gallup, Michael Colorado St. WR Gates, Nick * Nebraska OL Gaulden, Rashaan * Tennessee DB Gesicki, Mike Penn St. TE Goedert, Dallas South Dakota St. TE Gossett, Colby Appalachian St. OL Grayson, Davon East Carolina WR Green, Rasheem * USC DL Griffin, Shaquem Central Florida LB Guice, Derrius * LSU RB Haley, Grant Penn St. DB Hamilton, Daesean Penn St. WR Hamilton, Shaun Dion Alabama LB Hand, Da'shawn Alabama DL Harris, Davontae Illinois St. DB Harris, Marcell Florida DB Harrison, Desmond West Georgia OL Harrison, Ronnie Alabama DB Haynes, Marquis Mississippi DL Hearn, Taylor Clemson OL Hearns, James Louisville LB Henderson, Quadree * Pittsburgh WR Henderson, Zay Texas A&M DL Hernandez, Will UTEP OL Herndon, Chris Miami TE Hicks, Kyle Texas Christian RB Hill, BJ North Carolina St. DL Hill, Holton * Texas DB Hines, Nyheim * North Carolina St. RB Holland, Jeff * Auburn LB Holmes, Jalyn Ohio St. DL Hubbard, Sam Ohio St. DL Hughes, Mike * Central Florida DB Hurst., Hayden * South Carolina TE Hurst., Maurice Michigan DL Igwebuike, Godwin Northwestern DB Iyiegbuniwe, Joel * Western Kentucky LB Izzo, Ryan * Florida St. TE Jackson, Darius Jacksonville St.-Al LB Jackson, Donte * LSU DB Jackson, JC * Maryland DB Jackson, Josh * Iowa DB Jackson, Justin Northwestern RB Jackson, Lamar * Louisville QB Jacobs, Leon Wisconsin LB Jamerson, Natrell Wisconsin DB James, Derwin * Florida St. DB James, Richard * Middle Tenn. St. WR Jefferson, Malik * Texas LB Jewell, Josey Iowa LB Johnson, Danny Southern A&M DB Johnson, Kerryon * Auburn RB Johnson, Taron Weber St. DB Jones, Chris Nebraska DB Jones, Jamarco Ohio St. OL Jones, Justin North Carolina St. DL Jones, Ronald * USC RB Jones, Sam Arizona St. OL Jones-Smith, Jaryd Pittsburgh OL Joseph, Michael Dubuque DB Kalambayi, Peter Stanford LB Kalu, Joshua Nebraska DB Kelly, John * Tennessee RB Kelly, Kameron San Diego St. DB Key, Arden * LSU DL King, Jamarcus South Carolina DB Kirk, Christian * Texas A&M WR Kiser, Micah Virginia LB Lacy, Chris Oklahoma St. WR Landry, Harold Boston College DL Lasley, Jordan * UCLA WR Lauletta, Kyle Richmond QB Lazard, Allen Iowa St. WR Lee, Tanner Nebraska QB Leonard, Darius South Carolina St. LB Leonard, Rick Florida St. OL Lewis, Tyquan Ohio St. DL Litton, Chase * Marshall QB Looney, James California DL Lotulelei, Lowell Utah DL Maddox, Avonte Pittsburgh DB Madison, Cole Washington St. OL Malone, KJ LSU OL Martin, TJ * Washington St. WR Mata'afa, Hercules * Washington St. DL Mayfield, Baker Oklahoma QB McCloud, Raymond * Clemson WR McCray, Mike Michigan LB McDermott, KC Miami OL McFadden, Tarvarus * Florida St. DB McGlinchey, Mike Notre Dame OL McIntosh, RJ * Miami DL McKenzie, Kahlil * Tennessee DL Meeks, Quenton * Stanford DB Michel, Sony Georgia RB Miller, Anthony Memphis WR Miller, Kolton * UCLA OL Mitchell, Steven USC WR Moore, DJ * Maryland WR Moore, J'mon Missouri WR Moore, Kamrin Boston College DB Moore, Skai South Carolina LB Nall, Ryan * Oregon St. RB Neal, Siran Jacksonville St.-Al DB Nelson, Nick * Wisconsin DB Nelson, Quenton Notre Dame OL Nichols, Bilal Delaware DL Nickerson, Parry Tulane DB Nnadi, Derrick Florida St. DL Norton, Kendrick * Miami DL Noteboom, Joe Texas Christian OL Nwosu, Uchenna USC LB O'daniel, Dorian Clemson LB Okorafor, Chukwuma Western Michigan OL Okoronkwo, Ogbonnia Oklahoma LB Oliver, Isaiah * Colorado DB O'Neill, Brian Pittsburgh OL Parker, Brandon North Carolina A&T St. OL Parris, Timon Stony Brook OL Payne, Da'ron * Alabama DL Penny, Rashaad San Diego St. RB Pettis, Dante Washington WR Pettway, Kamryn * Auburn RB Phillips, Cameron Virginia Tech WR Phillips, Darius Western Michigan DB Phillips, Harrison Stanford DL Phillips, Skyler Idaho St. OL Pineiro, Eddy * Florida PK Price, Billy Ohio St. OL Pringle, Byron Kansas St. WR Pugh, Jacob Florida St. LB Quessenberry, Scott UCLA OL Quinn, Trey * SMU WR Ragnow, Frank Arkansas OL Rankin, Martinas Mississippi St. OL Redfield, Max Indiana-Penn DB Reed, DJ * Kansas St. DB Reid, Justin * Stanford DB Richard, Demario Arizona St. RB Richardson, Will * North Carolina St. OL Ridley, Calvin * Alabama WR Roberts, Stephen Auburn DB Robertson, Korey * Southern Mississippi WR Rolland-Jones, Ja'von Arkansas St. DL Rosen, Josh * UCLA QB Rotimi, Olubunmi Old Dominion DL Rudolph, Mason Oklahoma St. QB Sam, Christian Arizona St. LB Samuels, Jaylen North Carolina St. TE Sanders, Dominick Georgia DB Scales, Tegray Indiana LB Scarbrough, Bo * Alabama RB Schultz, Dalton * Stanford TE Scott, Jaleel New Mexico St. WR Scott, JK Alabama P Senat, Deadrin South Florida DL Senat, Greg Wagner OL Settle, Tim * Virginia Tech DL Shelton, Coleman Washington OL Shepherd, Nathan Fort Hays St. DL Shimonek, Nic Texas Tech QB Smith, Andre * North Carolina LB Smith, Braden Auburn OL Smith, Roquan * Georgia LB Smith, Tre'quan Central Florida WR Smith, Van * Clemson DB Smythe, Durham Notre Dame TE Speaks, Breeland * Mississippi DL St. Brown, Equanimeous * Notre Dame WR Stallworth, Taylor South Carolina DL Stewart, MJ North Carolina DB Street, Kentavius North Carolina St. DL Stroman, Greg Virginia Tech DB Sullivan, Chandon Georgia St. DB Sutton, Courtland SMU WR Sweat, Josh * Florida St. DL Tate, Auden * Florida St. WR Taylor, Rod Mississippi OL Teller, Wyatt Virginia Tech OL Thomas, Chad Miami DL Thomas, Ian Indiana TE Thomas, Jordan Mississippi St. TE Thomas, JT Oklahoma DB Thomas, Matthew Florida St. LB Thomas, Roc Jacksonville St.-Al RB Thompson, Trent * Georgia DL Toliver, Henre' Arkansas DB Toliver, Kevin * LSU DB Toth, Brett Army OL Townsend, Johnny Florida P Tripucka, Shane Texas A&M P Turay, Kemoko Rutgers LB Uhatafe, Salesi Utah OL Valdes-Scantling, Marquez South Flordia WR Vander Esch, Leighton * Boise St. LB Vea, Vita * Washington DL Victor, Azeem Washington LB Wade, D'montre Murray St. DB Wadley, Akrum Iowa RB Walker, Trey Louisiana-Lafayette DB Wallace, Levi Alabama DB Walton, Mark * Miami RB Ward, Denzel * Ohio St. DB Warner, Fred Brigham Young LB Warren, Chris * Texas RB Washington, James Oklahoma St. WR Watts, Armani Texas A&M DB Weah, Jester Pittsburgh WR Weathersby, Toby * LSU OL Webb, Damon Ohio St. DB Wells, David San Diego St. TE Welsh, Sean Iowa OL White, Ka'raun West Virginia WR White, Kyzir West Virginia DB White, Mike Western Kentucky QB Whitehead, Jordan * Pittsburgh DB Wicker, JoJo * Arizona St. DL Wieneke, Jake South Dakota St. WR Wilkins, Jordan Mississippi RB Williams, Connor * Texas OL Williams, Darrel LSU RB Wilson, Cedrick Boise St. WR Wilson, Eddy * Purdue DL Wilson, Jeff North Texas RB Wims, Javon Georgia WR Winbush, Anthony Ball St. DL Winslow, Ryan Pittsburgh P Woodside, Logan Toledo QB Worley, Chris Ohio St. LB Wynn, Isaiah Georgia OL Yiadom, Isaac Boston College DB Young, Kenny UCLA LB Young, Trevon Louisville DL