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Eight former Auburn players invited to NFL Combine

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis makes a catch Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Iron Bowl.
Auburn wide receiver Ricardo Louis makes a catch Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 at Jordan-Hare Stadium in the Iron Bowl.

The NFL released the full list of prospects invited to this year’s combine Thursday.

Eight former Auburn players received invites including wide receiver D’haquille Williams. Williams was dismissed from the team for violating team rules in October.

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 more than 300 collegiate prospects from around the country.

Running back Peyton Barber and wide receiver Ricardo Louis confirmed receiving invites in January.

They will be joined offensive tackle Shon Coleman, linebacker Kris Frost, defensive back Jonathan Jones, linebacker Cassanova McKinzy and offensive tackle Avery Young.

Louis and Jones both participated in postseason all-star games. Louis led the National Team in receiving in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl while Jones had a strong week in front of scouts playing for the South Team in the Senior Bowl.

Frost had accepted an invite to the annual Shrine game, but an injury kept him from playing.

Former Auburn defensive tackle Devaunte Sigler also received an invite to the combine. Sigler was dismissed from the Tigers in 2013, but continued his career as a transfer at Jacksonville State.

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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