2020 NFL Draft: Seven prospects snubbed of Combine invite

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA – NOVEMBER 29: Bryce Perkins #3 of the Virginia Cavaliers rushes for a touchdown in the first half during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Scott Stadium on November 29, 2019 in Charlottesville, Virginia. He was snubbed from the combine in the midst of his 2020 NFL Draft process. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

The 2020 NFL Draft close by, and the combine invitees were revealed today. But some notable names were left out. Felix Davila covers the biggest snubs.

Today, the NFL released the full list of invitees for the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine, which is slated to take place in its traditional home of Indianapolis from February 24 through March 1. Overall, there are 337 participants scheduled to show out for workouts, drills, and interviews for all 32 NFL teams. As the 2020 NFL Draft is right around the corner, this serves as the biggest of job interviews for many prospects.

While it’s exciting to have the draft season in full swing, that excitement shouldn’t overlook the players who were snubbed an opportunity to test their mettle against fellow NFL Draft prospects. After careful examination of the names omitted from the invitee list, we go over our top seven snubs of the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine.

QB Bryce Perkins

University of Virginia quarterback Bryce Perkins was not among the passers invited to the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Puzzlingly, that is after Perkins finished a historic career for the Cavaliers that saw him lead them to an ACC Championship performance this year, and a near victory against #9 ranked Florida in the Orange Bowl.

Perkins’ arrival to UVA immediately boosted the program and led to a number of major accomplishments not only for the team but as an individual. He finished second in career victories by a quarterback, owning the single-season passing record for UVA, and broke the record for total career yards by a UVA player with 7,910 yards. Perkins deserved a shot to compete at the biggest job interview in football, especially after finishing as a Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist.

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