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No surprise SEC dominates Combine invites

Posted by Chris Brown on February 8, 2014 – 8:56 am

If you were asked to guess you probably would’ve nailed it. Which college football conference drew the most invites for the NFL Scouting Combine later this month? Answer: the SEC.

Out of 335 invites the SEC nabbed 71 of them, making them the far and away leading conference. More than one in five players in Indianapolis will be from the SEC. NFL.com did a fantastic breakdown of the NFL Combine invitees. Here’s their list of the invites by conference.

SEC: 71. Every school has at least one participant and eight have at least five. 
ACC: 48. Every school has at least one participant and five have at least five. 
Pac-12: 45. Every school has at least one participant and five have at least five. 
Big Ten: 36. Every school has at least one participant and three have at least five. 
Big 12: 25. Every school but one (Kansas) has at least one participant and two have at least five. 
FCS schools: 22. Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern and Tennessee State each have two. 
Mountain West: 22. Air Force, Hawaii and New Mexico have zero participants. The other league schools have at least one each. 
Independents: 15. BYU, New Mexico State and Notre Dame are the independents with participants, and BYU and Notre Dame have at least five each. 
AAC: 14. Cincinnati, SMU and Temple have zero participants. The other league schools have at least one each and one has at least five. 
Division II schools: 14. Bloomsburg (Pa.) and West Texas A&M each have two. 
Mid-American: 10. Ball State, Buffalo, Kent State, Massachusetts, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Toledo are the league schools with participants. 
Conference USA: 8. Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Rice, Southern Miss and Tulane are the league schools with participants. 
Sun Belt: 5. Arkansas State, Georgia State and Western Kentucky are the league schools with participants.


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