Three Virginia Cavaliers have been invited to participate in the 2020 NFL Combine: cornerback Bryce Hall, linebacker Jordan Mack, and wide receiver Joe Reed. According to Virginia’s media release, both Hall and Mack are still recovering from injuries and are not expected to participate in the individual drills.
Hall started the first six games of the season before suffering a season-ending ankle injury against Miami. Hall was a second-team All American in 2018 and, through six games in 2019, had recorded 20 tackles (13 solo) and four pass breakups, earning him AP Midseason All-American Second Team honors
Mack almost made it through the entire season, but missed the Orange Bowl, also due to a lower leg injury. Still, for the season, Mack had 69 tackles and a team best 7.5 sacks to go with two forced fumbles and 10 quarterback hurries. He was also named the winner of the ACC’s Jim Tatum Award, given to conference’s top football scholar-athlete.
Reed, the only moderately healthy one of the bunch, was a First Team All-American kick returner and recipient of the Jet Award, given to the country’s top kick returner. He averaged 33.2 yards per return, while also amassing 77 yards for 679 yards as a wide receiver this season. Reed is second all-time in the ACC for kick return yards (3,042) and third for kickoff return (28.7). Reed had missed the ACC Championship Game against Clemson with a hip injury, but was able to play in the Orange Bow.
The NFL Combine goes from February 23 until March 2 in Indianapolis. This year’s NFL Draft will be in Las Vegas on April 23-25. Notably missing from the list of invitees? Quarterback Bryce Perkins and wide receiver Hasise Dubois, both instrumental in the Cavaliers’ success this year.