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Breakdown Of The 329 Players Invited To The 2011 NFL Combine

The NFL has announced all 329 combine invites on its Combine Official Invite List.  Ignore the fact that the title of the webpage says it is the 2009 list – it is actually this year’s list of Combine invites.  The Combine will certainly be wide-receiver heavy, with a total of 46 WR of the 329 invites.  Here are the breakdowns:

  • 46 WRs
  • 35 DCs
  • 34 OHs
  • 33 OTs
  • 30 DEs
  • 27 DTs
  • 20 OBs
  • 18 QBs
  • 16 TEs
  • 14 OGs
  • 14 IBs
  • 10 SS
  • 9 FS
  • 8 OCs
  • 5 FBs
  • 5 PKs
  • 4 PTs
  • 1 LS

7 of the players invited are from my alma mater, the University of Florida.  National Champion Auburn has a total of 5 players invited to the NFL Combine, while National Championship runner-up Oregon has 3 players invited to Indianapolis.  12 players from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill have been invited.  Just imagine how good UNC could have been in 2010 had it been able to focus on its games and not have any off-the-field issues and player suspensions.

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.