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Five former Texas players invited to NFL Combine

Charles Omenihu headlines a long list of Longhorns headed for Indianapolis.

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Draft season is heating up coming out of the all-star games, with five former Texas Longhorns players were announced by the school as receiving NFL Combine invites on Tuesday:

Those five players include four Longhorns who exhausted their eligibility at the Sugar Bowl and underclassman wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey. Joining Humphrey are defensive end Charles Omenihu, linebacker Gary Johnson, cornerback Kris Boyd, and cornerback Davante Davis.

Notable snubs include defensive tackle Chris Nelson and tight end Andrew Beck, who will have to impress scouts during testing and drill work at the Texas Pro Day.

The five players invited to Indianapolis will continue their pre-draft preparations over the coming weeks ahead of Combine, which takes place from Feb. 26 to March 4 and features interviews, tests, position drills, and athletic testing.

After six Longhorns were invited to Indianapolis last year, the trend line is headed in a positive direction following two seasons that featured only one Texas player invited to the Combine — D’onta Foreman (2017) and Hassan Ridgeway (2016).