NFL Scouting Combine Invites by School

    The 2024 NFL Scouting Combine will take place in Indianapolis once again with all eyes on this year's draft class. Which school produced the most talent in Indy?

    The 2024 NFL Draft is approaching rapidly and one last hurdle before April’s player selection meeting has taken center stage. Before the Draft, the annual Scouting Combine takes place, inviting all the top draft-eligible players from around the country to Indianapolis to take part in the last major event before the draft itself.

    The Combine invites fans to get a real grasp on which athletes will hear their names called at the preceding Draft, begging the question: Which schools generated the most Combine invitees?

    Ranking NFL Combine Invites by School

    Find the full list of invited athletes at the 2024 Scouting Combine here. Before we list the rankings, here are some informational findings around the list of athletes.

    In total, 321 different student-athletes were invited to this season’s Scouting Combine. Of 262 eventual picks in the 2024 NFL Draft, it’s clear that this pool should have the majority, if not all, of the drafted players this season.

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    Within those 321 athletes, 93 different colleges or universities were represented. The Big Ten and SEC led the way with 13 different universities while the SEC holds a commanding lead with 75 different athletes compared to the Big Ten’s 60.

    Every major college football conference had at least two teams represented while 11 FCS schools and an Ivy League representative showed up.

    Here’s how the conferences stacked up by total schools represented.

    Big Ten – 13
    SEC – 13
    Pac-12 – 12
    ACC – 12
    Big 12 – 11
    FCS – 11
    American – 4
    FBS Independents – 2
    Sun Belt – 5
    Mountain West – 5
    Conference USA – 2
    MAC – 2
    Ivy League – 1

    Here’s how they stacked up by total number of athletes represented.

    SEC – 75
    Big Ten – 60
    Pac-12 – 52
    ACC – 45
    Big 12 – 39
    FCS – 14
    FBS Independents – 10
    Sun Belt – 7
    Mountain West – 7
    American – 6
    Conference USA – 3
    MAC – 2
    Ivy League – 1

    Total Combine Invites by College

    Now that we’ve supplied the totals by conference, let’s get to how the teams stacked up. Unsurprisingly, the defending National Champion Michigan Wolverines led the way with 18 total athletes on the list.

    Michigan impressively produced a player at every position except for within the specialists.

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    The Wolverines’ 18 total players at the Combine were five more than the next closest, while only seven schools have 10 or more athletes on the list. Of those teams, all four of this past season’s College Football Playoff members are included, as were the first two out of the Playoff.

    Washington placed 13, Florida State 12, Texas 11, Georgia 11, Alabama 10, and Penn State 10. The Nittany Lions being the only team not included in the final six rankings for the College Football Playoff debacle from last December.

    Here’s the full list of teams and their total athletes to be invited to the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine:

    Michigan: 18
    Washington: 13
    Florida State: 12
    Texas: 11
    Georgia: 11
    Alabama: 10
    Penn State: 10
    LSU: 8
    Notre Dame: 8
    USC: 8
    Missouri: 8
    Ohio State: 8
    Oregon: 7
    Kentucky: 6
    TCU: 6
    Clemson: 6
    Utah: 6
    Illinois: 6

    South Carolina: 5
    Texas A&M: 5
    Miami (FL): 5
    Arkansas: 5
    Auburn: 5
    North Carolina: 4
    Louisville: 4
    Arizona: 4
    Oregon State: 4
    Mississippi State: 4
    Iowa: 4
    Kansas State: 4
    Maryland: 4
    Tennessee: 3
    Tulane: 3
    BYU: 3
    Wisconsin: 3
    South Dakota State: 3
    Pittsburgh: 3
    Duke: 3
    Oklahoma: 3
    Houston: 3
    Texas Tech: 3
    Washington State: 3
    Ole Miss: 3
    UCLA: 3

    Western Kentucky: 2
    Marshall: 2
    Troy: 2
    UCF: 2
    Holy Cross: 2
    Florida: 2
    Colorado State: 2
    Minnesota: 2
    Wyoming: 2
    UConn: 2
    Boston College: 2
    NC State: 2
    Kansas: 2
    Wake Forest: 2
    Southern Mississippi: 1
    Boise State: 1
    New Hampshire: 1
    Monmouth: 1
    Purdue: 1
    Southeast Missouri State: 1
    Rice: 1
    Virginia: 1
    Colorado: 1
    Yale: 1
    Howard: 1
    Eastern Kentucky: 1
    West Virginia: 1
    Liberty: 1

    Michigan State: 1
    North Dakota State: 1
    Louisiana: 1
    Baylor: 1
    Houston Christian: 1
    Western Michigan: 1
    Charlotte: 1
    Indiana: 1
    Georgia State: 1
    UTEP: 1
    Temple: 1
    Virginia State: 1
    South Dakota: 1
    Fresno State: 1
    Syracuse: 1
    Cal: 1
    Rutgers: 1
    Toledo: 1
    Iowa State: 1
    Arizona State: 1
    Stanford: 1

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