Eight former Clemson football players are among 319 prospects invited to the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine which will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana from February 28 through March 6.
As expected, the three top Clemson prospects – Myles Murphy, Bryan Bresee and Trenton Simpson were on the list.
The other five Tigers invited are offensive lineman Jordan McFadden, defensive end K.J. Henry, wide receiver Joseph Ngata, tight end Davis Allen and kicker B.T. Potter.
McFadden was a three-year starter three-year starter and two-time All-ACC player who played almost 3,000 snaps in 56 career games.
Henry, a former 5-Star recruit, totaled 124 tackles, including 28 tackles for loss and 13 sacks over 48 games as a Tiger.
Ngata had 88 career receptions for 1,287 yards and 6 touchdowns in 45 career games and also averaged 23.2 yards on 14 kickoff returns in 2019.
Ngata had an injury-plagued career at Clemson and never lived up to his 5-Star billing (Rivals.com) and came in as the No. 52 player overall in the 247.com composite.
Allen, a former 3-Star recruit grew into a solid contributor with the Tigers finishing his career with 88 receptions for 951 yards and 12 touchdowns in r 54 games and was a core special team player.
Allen is seen as a potential backup tight end at the next level.
Despite his struggles in the Orange Bowl, Potter finished his career 73-of-97 on field goals and 234-of-235 on PATs and holds Clemson records for field goals (73), PATs (234), points by a placekicker (453), consecutive PATs made.
Potter was one of only six kickers invited to the combine.
Eight Clemson football players will participate in the 2023 NFL Combine
The actual dates for the position groups are staggered, with defensive lineman and linebackers going first, followed by defensive backs, place kickers and special teamers, then quarterbacks, wide outs and tight ends and finishing with offensive linemen and running backs.
The combine can make or break prospects if they over or underperform on the various tests administered by the NFL teams.