The Clemson football program is beginning to really become a prominent player in filling the NFL with elite, play-making talent.
It should come to no one’s surprise that Clemson football is tied with Alabama for the most players invited to the 2019 NFL Combine.
As previously announced, the Tigers had 11 guys receive invitations to compete and showcase their skills at the upcoming combine, which will take place February 26 through March 4.
Christian Wilkins, Clelin Ferrell, Dexter Lawrence, Austin Bryant, Mark Fields, Trayvon Mullen, Tre Lamar, Albert Huggins and Kendall Joseph were selected from the defensive side of the ball while Hunter Renfrow and Mitch Hyatt were selected from the offense.
After Clemson and Alabama- which tied for first with 11 invitations- is Ohio State (10), Georgia (9), Ole Miss (9) and Washington (9).
No surprises here…
The truth of the matter is that Clemson football is going to continue being among the leaders in the nation for NFL Combine invites each year.
The Tigers just have a ton of talent and scouts are going to give Clemson the benefit of the doubt when it comes to the players that they want to evaluate.
This year, you see two backups from Clemson get invites in Mark Fields and Albert Huggins.
Despite those two guys being second-stringers for the majority of their careers, they got on the field and made impacts when they could and, because of that, they’re going to get a chance to showcase their talents and, perhaps, move up the draft order or into the draft altogether.
I think we’ll continue to see more of that in the future.
You’re going to see Tiger backups get offers to come and show the NFL what they’re capable of doing because of the reputation that Clemson football has built. It’s only going to continue to grow and we’ll continue to see the Tigers’ talent shine through the NFL.