ATHENS, Ga. — The Georgia football program had eight former players invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, according to a league announcement on Thursday.

The Bulldogs are tied for second in the Southeastern Conference with their eight selections.  The Combine is slated to start on Feb. 24-29 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Defensive end Sterling Bailey (Gainesville, Ga.), outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (Eastman, Ga.), fullback Quayvon Hicks (Blackshear, Ga.), outside linebacker Jordan Jenkins (Hamilton, Ga.), running back Keith Marshall (Raleigh, N.C.), nose tackle Chris Mayes (Griffin, Ga.), wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell (Valdosta, Ga.) and offensive tackle John Theus (Jacksonville, Fla.) were a portion of the 300-plus players invited to this year’s Combine.  All but Floyd, who was a junior in 2015, were seniors for Georgia last season.

The schedule for the Combine is as follows: Feb. 24 – media interviews for RBs, OL, Special Teamers; Feb. 25 – media interviews for QBs, WRs, TEs; Feb. 26 – media interviews for DL, LBs, on-field workouts for RBs, OL, Special Teamers; Feb. 27 – media interviews for DBs, on-field workouts for QBs, WRs, TEs; Feb. 28 – on-field workouts for DL, LBs; Feb. 29 – on-field workouts for DBs.

The 2016 NFL Draft is scheduled for April 28-30 in Chicago.