10 Florida Gators invited to 2013 NFL Combine

By Adam Silverstein
February 7, 2013

OGGOA has learned that 10 former Florida Gators players have been officially invited to participate in the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine (National Invitational Camp) at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.

The event, which is held for six days from Feb. 20-26, consists of more than 300 players being put through a series of drills, tests and interviews while more than 600 NFL personnel in attendance (including coaching staffs, executives, player personnel and medical staffs) look on and evaluate each of them. It amounts to the final job interview these athletes will participate in before the 2013 NFL Draft commences on April 25.

The 10 former Gators student-athletes invited to the combine include:

Linebacker Jon Bostic – Group: 9 | Camp: LB04
Safety Matt Elam – Group 10 | Camp: DB12
Safety Josh Evans – Group 10 | Camp: DB13
Defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd – Group: 7 | Camp: DL11
Running back Mike Gillislee – Group: 6 | Camp: RB13
Linebacker Jelani Jenkins – Group: 9 | Camp: LB12
Linebacker Lerentee McCray – Group: 9 | Camp: LB20
Offensive tackle Xavier Nixon – Group: 1 | Camp: OL41
Tight end Jordan Reed – Group: 3 | Camp: TE15
Kicker Caleb Sturgis – Group: 1 | Camp: PK12

Notable names left off the invite list include: wide receiver Frankie Hammond, Jr., WR/TE Omarius Hines, DT Omar Hunter and DT Earl Okine.

Read about each player’s day-to-day schedule in Indianapolis after the jump!

Travel, Registration, Pre-Exam & X-rays, Orientation, Interviews
Wednesday – Groups 1-3; Thursday – Groups 4-6
Friday – Groups 7-9; Saturday – Groups 10-11

Measurements, Medical Exams, Media, Interviews
Thursday – Groups 1-3; Friday – Groups 4-6
Saturday – Groups 7-9; Sunday – Groups 10-11

NFLPA Meeting, Psych Tests, Bench Press, Interviews
Friday – Groups 1-3*; Saturday – Groups 4-6
Sunday – Groups 7-9; Monday – Groups 10-11
*Place kickers and special teamers will also workout on Friday.

Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), Departure
Saturday – Groups 1-3; Sunday – Groups 4-6
Monday – Groups 7-9; Tuesday – Groups 10-11

OGGOA will offer full coverage of the combine throughout the event.


  1. alex says:

    Nixon is in and Hunter is out? Derp, NFL

  2. BRLgator says:

    I was always surprised by O hines lack of production at UF and felt as if the coaching staff did not utilize him properly so needless to say i was shocked he was invited to the combine. but maybe its me, maybe he isnt that good…

  3. KB says:

    Even though Frankie Hammond, Jr., WR/TE Omarius Hines, DT Omar Hunter and DT Earl Okine did not get invited to the national Indy Combine. I believe they can have an opportunity at a regional combine (ie…Atlanta) if they elect to do so and display their talents there.

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