2014 NFL Scouting Combine: How to follow Pac-12 players
The grueling four-day job interview for the next crop of pro football stars - better known as the NFL Scouting Combine - starts in earnest on Saturday, and 45 players from the Pac-12 will be participating in the event.
Every team from the Pac-12 is sending at least one player to the combine this season, which takes place from Saturday through Tuesday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. A strong performance at the combine can vault players to the top of the draft board for NFL teams.
Here's a list of the players who are taking their talents to Indianapolis for all to see:
Ka'Deem Carey (RB)
Carl Bradford (OLB), Marion Grice (RB), Will Sutton (DT)
Deandre Coleman (DT), Khairi Fortt (ILB), Richard Rodgers (TE)
Paul Richardson (WR)
Taylor Hart (DE), Josh Huff (WR), Boseko Lokombo (OLB), Colt Lyerla (TE), Terrance Mitchell (CB), De'Anthony Thomas (RB)
Brandin Cooks (WR), Scott Crichton (DE), Rashaad Reynolds (CB)
Cameron Fleming (OT), Tyler Gaffney (RB), Ryan Hewitt (FB), Josh Mauro (DE), Trent Murphy (OLB), Ed Reynolds (FS), Shayne Skov (ILB), David Yankey (OG)
Anthony Barr (OLB), Shaq Evans (WR), Cassius Marsh (DE), Xavier Su'a-Filo (OG), Jordan Zumwalt (ILB)
Dion Bailey (SS), Xavier Grimble (TE), Devon Kennard (OLB), Marqise Lee (WR), Marcus Martin (C), Silas Redd (RB), George Uko (DE)
Anthony Denham (WR), Keith McGill (CB), Jake Murphy (TE), Tenny Palepoi (DT), Trevor Reilly (OLB)
Bishop Sankey (RB), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE)
Deone Bucannon (SS)
Schools are keeping tabs on their former student-athletes
Several teams from across the conference, including California, Oregon, Oregon State and UCLA, have put together primers on each of their former players that are headed to the combine to strut their stuff.
In addition to the articles, most schools have taken to social media to tout the guys they hope will play on Sundays. We've put together this handy Twitter list of all the football accounts from Pac-12 schools so you can see exactly when they're sending 140-character bursts about their players.
Where to find the most up-to-date results:
The NFL Network will broadcast workouts throughout the combine starting at 6 a.m. PT on Saturday. The position-based schedule:
|Feb. 22||Tight ends, offensive line, special teams|
|Feb. 23||Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers|
|Feb. 24||Defensive linemen, linebackers|
|Feb. 25||Defensive backs|
NFL.com will also provide real-time updates on all workouts and results. In addition to their coverage, ESPN and SBNation have also set up special sections on their sites dedicated to the combine. One site to keep a close eye on will be Ourlads.com, which spends all year breaking down the NFL Draft and its prospects. They already have a 2014 pre-combine mock draft posted as well (with Anthony Barr going #11 to Tennessee), along with archived combine results.
Sampling the social media universe
Many schools have also posted interesting graphics and information to their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
— Shayne Skov (@ShayneSkov11) February 20, 2014