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Six BYU Football Players Receive NFL Combine Invites

BYU will be well represented at the NFL combine with six invites in what could be one of the best draft classes in school history.

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BYU football announced via social media all of the football players who received an invite to this year’s NFL Combine.

Zach Wilson, Brady Christensen, Dax Milne, Khyiris Tonga, Matt Bushman, and Chris Wilcox all received their invitations.

Getting invited to the NFL Combine is a big deal for prospective NFL players. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s NFL Combine will be conducted virtually, the league announced in a memo on January 18th. All of the team interviews and psychological testing will be conducted virtually, and there will be no in-person workouts as part of the event. In lieu of that, all workouts will be part of each university’s Pro Day, and the NFL will work with the schools to provide as fair and consistent testing as possible.

BYU’s Pro Day is Friday, March 26.

Wilson, of course, is coming off a season that garnered him Heisman votes, finishing eighth for the award after 3,692 passing yards, 43 total touchdowns to just three interceptions. He is widely regarded as the second-best quarterback prospect after Trevor Lawrence. Most pundits have him being selected in the top 10 between the Jets, Falcons, and Panthers.

Christensen was consistently among the highest graded offensive linemen via Pro Football Focus, who ranks him as the eighth-best college football player of 2020. He will be a coveted tackle for any team looking at protecting their franchise quarterback.

Milne is taking advantage of his breakout year that saw him haul in 70 passes for 1,118 yards and eight touchdowns. Getting an invite to the Combine means there is some legitimate interest.

Tonga is an attractive defensive interior lineman prospect for any team needing an upgrade with their run defense. He made the decision to stay in school after his junior year and it seems like it paid off.

Bushman, of course, saw his season end before it got started in 2020 with a brutal Achilles injury. Before that, he racked up three straight seasons of at least 500 receiving yards. Had he gotten to participate in BYU’s magical 2020 campaign, he likely would have put up numbers to put him in consideration as one of the best tight end prospects in the draft. The Combine will be a golden opportunity to rebuild that stock.

Wilcox is looking to become the first BYU defensive back drafted since 1993.

The NFL has not released information on the exact dates of the Combine as of yet.