Three Huskers invited to NFL combine

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Three Huskers football standouts will look to make an impression at the NFL combine later this month. 

Travis Vokolek (TE), Trey Palmer (WR) and Ochaun Mathis (LB) are among the 319 former college football players to receive invitations to the 2023 NFL combine.

All three declared for the NFL draft in the offseason.

The combine begins on Feb. 28 in Indianapolis and is a chance for draftees to test in a variety of drills and meet with all 32 NFL teams. 

Huskers Garrett Nelson and Caleb Tannor, who also declared for the draft, did not receive invites. 

Vokolek, who stands at 6-7 and weighs 260 pounds, set career highs with 20 catches, 240 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 2022.

Throughout five seasons at both Rutgers and Nebraska, Vokolek totaled 57 catches for 656 yards and four touchdowns.

At 6-foot-1 and 193 pounds, Palmer broke Nebraska’s single-season record for receiving yards in 2022 with 1,043 in his lone season as a Husker.

The LSU transfer’s 71 receptions were the most by a wide receiver in program history and ranked second overall in Nebraska history.

Palmer was recognized as a second-team All-Big Ten selection by the league media and a third-team pick by the conference coaches.

Mathis – at 6-foot-5, 25o pounds – transferred to Nebraska from TCU and spent one season with the Huskers. 

He had 3.5 sacks, 5 tackles for loss and 50 total tackles with two pass breakups in 2022.

The NFL Draft is April 27-29 in Kansas City. 

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