Auburn will be well represented later this month at the NFL Combine. Four former player received invitations to attend the event that can help or hurt their stock before the 2016 NFL Draft in April. Linebacker Kris Frost, receiver Ricardo Louis, right tackle Avery Young, and running back Peyton Barber have been invited by the NFL to Indianapolis.
Louis tweeted his invitation last Thursday.
— Ricardo Louis⬆️ (@GuttaManRick) January 28, 2016
The Auburn receiver is best known for catching Nick Marshall’s Hail Mary on 4th and 18 that was tipped by a Georgia defender. The catch preserved Auburn’s National Title hopes and made him a legend on campus in 2013. Last season Louis led the Tigers in receiving with 46 receptions for 716 yards and three touchdowns. The 6′ 2, 215-pound receiver will need to have a good showing at the Combine to improve his middle round draft projection.
Frost had a good year last year with 96 tackles and two interceptions. He considered coming out last year for the draft but came back to school for his senior year. Frost was invited to play in the East-West Shine Game but declined due to injury. It’s thought that Frost will be picked in the latter rounds of the draft or he could get picked up as an undrafted free agent.
Barber had two more years left to play at Auburn but opted to come out early. The Tiger’s running back took over the starting job early in the season when others went down to injury. Barber torched San Jose State for 147 yards rushing and five touchdowns. He ended the year with over 1,000 yards rushing and is thought to be a day three selection.
Young was the right tackle for the Tigers last season. At 6’6, 300 pounds many experts project him to be a late second or third round pick but a lot of that is contingent on his performance at the Combine.
Left tackle Shon Coleman will likely get an invite to Indy as well but as of now there is no word from him or his camp. He is training with Frost, Louis and former Auburn cornerback Jonathan Jones at EXOS Football in Gulf Breeze, Florida for the draft.