Former Whale Branch standout Dee Delaney earned an invite to the NFL Combine.
Delaney, who played at The Citadel and Miami in college, was one of the more than 300 prospects picked for the annual event set for Feb. 27-March 5 in Indianapolis. The combine will be televised on NFL Network.
Delaney and the other defensive backs will work out March 5 on the final day of the combine. Before the onfield workouts, players will go through physicals, conduct interviews with the media and NFL teams.
The 6-foot-1, 194-pound defensive back missed three games this season because of injury but finished with 39 tackles, one interception and a fumble recovery for Miami. In the Capital One Orange Bowl against Wisconsin, Delaney had five tackles and a fumble recovery.
Delaney was selected to play in the East-West Shrine game.
Surprisingly, former Hilton Head standout Poona Ford wasn’t invited despite his strong season at Texas and showings in the East-West Shrine and Senior Bowl games. Still, Ford is projected as a third or fourth round pick by NFL Draft scout.
Ford will have another chance to work out for NFL scouts at his Texas Pro Day next month.