TUSCALOOSA — Alabama will be well represented in Indianapolis.
Fourteen former Crimson Tide players will participate in the NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 27-March 5 inside Lucas Oil Stadium, the league announced Tuesday — the most of any school. The NFL extended invitations to 336 players.
Each of Alabama’s five early departures for the NFL draft — Minkah Fitzpatrick, Calvin Ridley, Da’Ron Payne, Ronnie Harrison and Bo Scarbrough — received an invitation, as did Rashaan Evans and two other injured Tide seniors.
Middle linebacker Shaun Dion Hamilton and cornerback Anthony Averett, both of whom pulled out of the Senior Bowl due to injuries suffered during the season, will work out at the combine. Senior Bowl participants JK Scott, Levi Wallace and Da’Shawn Hand also received NFL Combine invitations.
So did classmates Tony Brown, Robert Foster and Joshua Frazier, neither of whom received Senior Bowl invitations.
One notable omission is former Tide center Bradley Bozeman, the Rimington Award finalist who played at the Senior Bowl in Mobile but did not garner an invitation to the Combine.
Bozeman can still work out at Alabama’s Pro Day, which is customarily held in March, an event for which he said he’ll train in Tuscaloosa. He said during the Senior Bowl hopes to slim down to at least 305 pounds after weighing in at 317 in Mobile.