NFL Combine Guide for Former Clemson Tigers

Clemson Tigers will be on a football field for the next four days. 

The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is already underway, and several notables names will be participating. 

Players are going through interviews, medical tests, measurements and the on-field spectacle that’s televised on the NFL Network. 

Here’s a day-by-day look at what to expect from the eight former Tigers working out in front of pro executives, coaches and scouts among the 319 NFL draft prospects:

Thursday (3 p.m.)

This will be Clemson’s biggest day from a numbers standpoint, and maybe interest as well. Defensive linemen and linebackers get first crack on the field today. 

Defensive tackle Bryan Bresee, defensive ends Myles Murphy and KJ Henry and linebacker Trenton Simpson are among the prospects who could participate in the drills and skills portion. 

Murphy is the highest-rated prospect by many NFL draft pundits, and a good showing could help clinch an early first-round spot for the rangy pass-rusher. 

Bresee is one of the more poloarzing Tigers at the combine. He hasn’t played a full season since 2020, which wasn’t really a full season because of COVID-19. Bresee still has a lot to prove physically, and this week is important for him to be a first-round pick.

Simpson is also a first-round hopeful who’s freakish athleticism should do well with scouts. Henry has a great opportunity to work up draft boards with his ability on and off the field. 

Friday (3 p.m.)

A day reserved for defensive backs, punters and kickers, B.T. Potter will be the lone Clemson representative. One of the school’s all-time kickers, Potter has a great chance at ending up on an NFL roster this fall, whether he’s drafted or not. The combine is a huge opportunity for him. 

Saturday (1 p.m.)

Joseph Ngata didn’t have the most productive career when compared to other former Tiger receivers who have made their way to the combine, but the fact that he got an invite is a great sign for the California native. 

Davis Allen was one of the more productive tight end to come through Clemson in a number of years.

Both will get a chance to impress on the most important day of the week. Quarterbacks get a tremendous amount of attention. 

Sunday (1 p.m.)

The final day is reserved for offensive linemen and running backs. Clemson didn’t have any of the latter turn pro, so Jordan McFadden will be the last Tiger to take the field when OL works out. McFadden started at left tackle the last two years, but he’s been projected as a guard at the next level. A big workout could turn into having his name called on draft weekend. 

The 2023 NFL draft is scheduled for April 27-29 in Kansas City.

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