Feb. 7, 2013
Three former Longhorns have been invited to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine from Feb. 20-Feb. 26 in Indianapolis, according to the Combine official invitation list.
The group includes WR Marquise Goodwin, DE Alex Okafor and S Kenny Vaccaro, who are among over 330 prospects who have received an invitation to attend.
Top executives, coaching staffs, player personnel departments and medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation's top college football players who are eligible for the upcoming draft.
The players are broken up into 11 position groups with three groups arriving in a staggered format each day from Feb. 20-23, except for the last day when only two groups arrive. The players work out from Feb. 23-Feb. 26.
On the first day, they go through registration, medical pre-exams and X-rays, orientation and interviews. The next day, their measurements are taken along with full medical exams, they meet with the media and participate in more team interviews. On the third day, there is an NFL Players Association meeting along with psychological testing, a bench press evaluation and a special teams/PK workout. The full workouts are on day four with timing, stations and skill drills.
Group one consists of special teams players, placekickers and offensive linemen. Group two is made up only of offensive linemen, and group three consists of tight ends. All of those groups arrive on the 20th and work out on the 23rd.
The second session has groups four and five, both consisting of quarterbacks and wide receivers, and group six made up exclusively of running backs. Those players arrive on the 21st and work out on the 24th.
The third session includes groups seven and eight, which are defensive lineman, and group nine made up of linebackers. They arrive on the 22nd and work out on the 25th. Rounding out the sessions are two groups of defensive backs, who arrive on the 23rd and work out on the 26th.
Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent 25 NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee.
All eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation.