Quarterback Mason Rudolph will be joined by three of his wide receivers in Marcell Ateman, Chris Lacy and James Washington and safety Tre Flowers were among the 336 players invited Tuesday to participate at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
The players will perform in front of NFL scouts and executives from Feb. 27 to March 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Rudolph led all NCAA Division 1 Football Subdivision with 4,904 passings yards to earn the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award this past season. He ended his OSU career with a bang as he earned MVP honors in the Camping World Bowl after tossing 351 yards and two touchdowns in the Cowboys’ 30-21 victory over Virginia Tech. The win gave OSU its first stretch of three consecutive 10-win seasons in program history, all of which were led by Rudolph behind center.
Rudolph was invited to the Senior Bowl, but did not play as he recovered from a minor foot injury. He is expected to be healthy for the combine.
Washington won the 2017 Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver and set OSU’s career receiving yards record at 4,472. Ateman returned from a broken foot in 2016 to record 1,156 yards and eight touchdowns. Lacy hauled in 20 catches for 264 yards last season.
Flowers was the Cowboys’ leading tackler with 79 stops, including 55 solo. He also had eight pass breakups, two interceptions and one forced fumble.
Alabama led all schools with 14 players being invited. The Big 12 was led by Oklahoma and Texas with six players each. Baylor was the lone Big 12 program not to have a player invited. The Big 12 had 29 total players invited to the NFL Combine this year.