Six former Bearcats were recently invited to the 2023 NFL Scouting Combine, which is set to run from February 28 to March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Arquon Bush, Ivan Pace Jr, Tyler Scott, Leonard Taylor, Tre Tucker and Josh Whyle are expected to participate in the upcoming combine leading up to the 2023 NFL Draft in April.
Pace Jr is coming off a dominant outing at the Reese’s Senior Bowl, finishing with a game-high 10 tackles en route to winning Defensive MVP, and should continue to impress at the combine.
Cincinnati had more than a dozen players declare for the draft this offseason. Pace Jr and Scott are projected to be picked in the third round with others hoping to be selected later on.
Cincinnati Football: Six former Bearcats invited to compete in 2023 NFL Scouting Combine
- Arquon Bush (CB)
- Ivan Pace Jr (LB)
- Tyler Scott (WR)
- Leonard Taylor (TE)
- Tre Tucker (WR)
- Josh Whyle (TE)
Bush became an integral part of the secondary with 34 tackles and two interceptions last season, while Taylor totaled 18 catches for 170 yards and two touchdowns during his senior campaign.
Scott received All-AAC honors after leading the Bearcats with 899 yards and nine touchdowns on 54 receptions, while Tucker racked up 52 catches for 672 yards and three touchdowns.
Whyle surpassed Brent Celek with the most career touchdowns for a tight end in program history and earned three All-AAC selections during his five-year career at Cincinnati.
Cincinnati Football: Trio of former Bearcats compete in the annual Reese’s Senior Bowl
The Bearcats were well represented in the Reese’s Senior Bowl earlier this month as linebacker Ivan Pace Jr, wide receiver Tre Tucker and tight end Josh Whyle played for the National Team.
Pace Jr was named the Senior Bowl Defensive MVP award after totaling a team-high 10 tackles and showing off his elite speed and physicality, plus an ability to drop into different coverages.
Tucker and Whyle both had one reception and combined for 43 total yards as the National Team took home a 27-10 win in the annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama.
All three prospects will compete in the Scouting Combine from March 2-5 at Lucas Oil Stadium with another opportunity to make an impression ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft.