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NFL Combine invites nine former Alabama players, QB Jacob Coker left off

Cedric Mason- Touchdown Alabama Magazine

Established personnel from the National Football League will be at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for its annual Scouting Combine, which goes from Feb. 23-29.

The league released its lists of invites Thursday, with nine former Crimson Tide standouts making the cut.

Running backs Kenyan Drake and Derrick Henry, offensive linemen Ryan Kelly and Dominick Jackson, defensive linemen A’Shawn Robinson, Jarran Reed and D.J. Pettway, linebacker Reggie Ragland and defensive back Cyrus Jones will all be competing to strengthen their respective draft statuses.

Quarterback Jacob Coker did not receive an invitation, despite participating in the Senior Bowl and guiding Alabama to a national championship in 2015. CBS Sports projects the 6-foot-6, 236-pound Coker as the eighth best signal-caller in this draft and a fifth-round draft selection.

Listed below are the projections for all nine Crimson Tide standouts, per CBS Sports.

RB Kenyan Drake- No. 8 in position, 3-4 round projection

RB Derrick Henry- No. 2 in position, second round projection

C Ryan Kelly- No. 1 in position, 1-2 round projection

OT Dominick Jackson- No. 33 in position, undrafted free agent

DT A’Shawn Robinson- No. 1 in position, first-round projection

DT Jarran Reed- No. 4 in position, first-round projection

DL D.J. Pettway- No. 16 in position, fifth-round projection

ILB Reggie Ragland- No. 1 in position, first-round projection

CB Cyrus Jones- No. 16 in position, fourth-round projection

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future

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