Five Ole Miss football standouts have been invited to this year’s NFL Combine. Those five include Zach Evans, Jonathan Mingo, Malik Heath, Nick Broeker, and Tavius Robinson.
The 2023 NFL Combine begins today at 3:00 p.m. EST/2:00 p.m. CST on NFL Network. A few weeks ago we detailed a list of Ole Miss Rebels that would be leaving for the NFL Draft, which you can read here, and five of those players will be on display at this year’s combine.
The first day of the NFL Combine will feature defensive linemen and linebackers. The first Rebel on display will be defensive end, Tavius Robinson while the others will be participating later in the week.
Tavius Robinson, DE
At 6’6, 265 pounds Robinson’s size alone will make NFL scouts pay attention. He had a solid year this past year as a senior posting seven total sacks and eight tackles for a loss. A big and athletic pass rusher, Robinson is what scouts would describe as raw and he will need to perform well at the combine if he wants to improve his draft stock.
Jonathan Mingo, WR
The second day of the combine will feature defensive backs, of which the Rebels have none competing. The next position to be featured will be the wide receivers on Friday, March 4th at noon CST.
Mingo was the best-receiving threat for the Ole Miss football squad this past year. He caught 51 passes for 861 yards and five touchdowns in his final year. Mingo is seen as one of the top wide receiver prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft.
Malik Heath, WR
Another versatile weapon for the Rebels’ offense this past season, Malik Heath was even more productive than Mingo. Posting 60 catchers for 971 yards and five touchdowns, Heath was the most productive receiving option.
If he puts on a show at the combine, Heath could be one of the top wideouts taken in a very talented draft for pass catchers.
Zach Evans, RB
The final day of the combine will wrap up on Sunday, March 5th at noon CST with the running backs and offensive linemen. The final two Rebels participating will be on display on this day including top prospect Zach Evans.
After transferring to Oxford from TCU, Evans was a part of the best backfield duo in the country last year alongside freshman sensation Quinshon Judkins. They produced the third-best overall rushing offense in the country behind only Navy and Air Force.
Evans ran for just shy of 1,000 yards this past year at 936 and notched 9 touchdowns. He is considered by most draft experts as a top-five player at his position in this draft.
Nick Broeker, OL
Competing on the last day of the combine along with Ole Miss football teammate Zach Evans will be offensive lineman Nick Broeker.
Broker was a three-year starter on the left side of the offensive line. He appeared in 48 career total games and didn’t miss a game in four years. Broeker was a two-time All-SEC selection and 2022 second-team All-American. He is projected as a mid-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.