Invitations were sent to 327 players; there were 327 invitees last year, too, when 254 players were drafted.
The biggest position group at the combine will be defensive linemen and defensive backs (59 invitees each), followed by offensive linemen (55), wide receivers (47), linebackers (33), running backs (30), quarterbacks (19), tight ends (14) and specialists (11).
The SEC will be the most-represented conference, with 53 players (the same number as last year). The Big Ten and Pac-12 each have 45, followed by the ACC with 44, the Big 12 with 34 and the Big East with 20.
National champion Alabama has the most invitees, with nine. Georgia, LSU and Miami each have eight; Boise State, Iowa, Oklahoma, Oregon, Penn State and USC each have seven; and Arizona State, California, Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, South Carolina, Stanford and Texas A&M each have six.
There were numerous players who were selections on all-league and some All-America teams who weren’t invited, among them Oklahoma State offensive tackle Levy Adcock, LSU guard Will Blackwell, Cincinnati quarterback Zach Collaros, Duke strong safety Matt Daniels, Virginia Tech offensive tackle Blake DeChristopher, Michigan State guard Joel Foreman, Oklahoma State center Grant Garner, Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin, Wisconsin free safety Aaron Henry, Western Kentucky running back Bobby Rainey, West Virginia cornerback Keith Tandy, Arkansas free safety Tramain Thomas and Alabama center William Vlachos.