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Auburn RB Peyton Barber invited to NFL Scouting Combine

Michael Niziolek


Auburn running back Peyton Barber will get the chance to see how he stacks up against the competition.

Barber received an invite to the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine on Tuesday according to his father Ken Barber.

The NFL Scouting Combine takes place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana from February 23-29. The annual event gives NFL executives, coaching staffs, player personnel from all 32 teams the chance to evaluate collegiate prospects from around the country.

Barber will be one of more than 300 athletes to go through position-specific drills along with tests that include the 40-yard dash, bench press, vertical jump and 20-yard shuttle.

The 5-foot-11, 225-pounder finished the season with 1,016 yards with 13 touchdowns.

He made the surprising decision to forgo his junior and senior following a month-long evaluation of his draft prospects.

Barber didn’t request information about his draft status from the NFL Draft Advisory Board in December, but his family's intensive research efforts produced a third-day grade for the running back. 

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google+

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