By Chadd Cripe
© 2012 Idaho Statesman
Boise State’s Kellen Moore is one of 19 quarterbacks invited to the NFL Scouting Combine, according to the official list released Tuesday.
The other quarterbacks are:
— B.J. Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga
— Aaron Corp, Richmond
— Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
— Austin Davis, Southern Miss
— Nick Foles, Arizona
— Robert Griffin III, Baylor
— Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
— Jacory Harris, Miami
— Jordan Jefferson, LSU
— Case Keenum, Houston
— Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
— Andrew Luck, Stanford
— Brock Osweiler, Arizona State
— Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
— Darron Thomas, Oregon
— Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
— Russell Wilson, Wisconsin
— Patrick Witt, Yale
As previously reported, Boise State will have a school-record seven players at the combine — Moore, offensive tackle Nate Potter, tailback Doug Martin, defensive end Tyrone Crawford, defensive tackle Billy Winn, defensive end/linebacker Shea McClellin and safety George Iloka.
Alabama has nine combine invitees. LSU and Wisconsin have eight each. There are 327 total invites.
The combine is Feb. 22-28 in Indianapolis. Workouts begin Feb. 25 with the offensive linemen. Moore and Martin work out Feb. 26, the defensive linemen go Feb. 27 and Iloka goes Feb. 28.
Here’s the NFL’s explanation for how players are selected:
Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.
Boise State center Cory Yriarte has received his sixth year of eligibility. News here.