With the Super Bowl firmly in the rear view mirror, the next big event and final portion of the 2018-19 NFL league year, is the 2019 scouting combine!
On Thursday the league released it’s list of collegiate prospects attending this year’s trials and test bonanza. 338 players are on the list, and some of them are quite notable to the Buccaneers fanbase.
Ed Oliver (Houston), Quinnen Williams (Alabama), Devin White (LSU) and Greedy Williams (LSU) are among the defensive stars who will be in Indianapolis at the end of February.
On the offensive side of the ball, both Jonah Williams and Josh Jacobs from Alabama will be there. As will guys like Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner and Florida’s Jawaan Taylor. Two names who are a little less talked about among Bucs fans, but should garner more interest as the process continues forward.
You’d think with over 300 players invited, there wouldn’t be many snubs. But there are.
Some of them include Nebraska running back Devine Ozigbo, linebacker Khalil Hodge (Buffalo), and the biggest surprise to me in Penny Hart, the wide receiver from Georgia State.
Florida State has three players attending with Nyqwan Murray (WR), Demarcus Christmas (DL), and Brian Burns (DL) all getting the nod.
As for the Gators, Taylor, safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson, linebacker Vosean Joseph, linemen Martez Ivey and CeCe Jefferson, running back Jordan Scarlett and of course defensive lineman Jachai Polite will be in Indianapolis this year.
Central Florida got one invite and Florida Atlantic had three.
Georgia running back Elijah Holyfield will also be there. The Bulldogs running back has had a solid upward trajectory for the better part of the last month, and could continue to climb with a solid combine performance.
Hey so Elijah Holyfield is my RB2 now, get woke:https://t.co/5b2KuFaa7y— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) February 2, 2019
Check out the full list, here. And keep coming back as we get our combine preview series going. We’re going to be looking at every position group, one by one, and evaluating who Bucs fans should keep an eye as we get closer and closer to the NFL Draft this April.