Ian Rapoport reports that the NFL sent a memo to GMs and coaches informing that that LA Tech DE Jaylon Ferguson, MSU DT Jeffery Simmons, and CSU WR Preston Williams will be allowed to travel to Indianapolis to undergo the same comprehensive medical evaluations at the Scouting Combine.
Rapoport adds that these prospects will get transportation to Indy, along with meals and a hotel if they are required to stay overnight. However, they will not be permitted to participate in any other Combine evaluations or events.
Tony Pauline adds that these players will also be allowed to take part in team interviews.
These three players were previously not permitted to attend the Combine due to prior incidents that violated the NFL’s policy.
Simmons is widely considered to be a first-round prospect and one of the best defensive linemen in the country. Some felt he could end up being a top-10 pick this year before he recently suffered a torn ACL.
During his three-year college career at Mississippi State, Simmons recorded 159 tackles, 30.5 tackles for a loss, six sacks, five forced fumbles, two recoveries, one defensive touchdown and seven pass defenses over the course of 37 games.
Williams began his college career at Tennessee before transferring to Colorado State two years later.
For his college career, Williams caught 112 passes for 1,592 yards receiving and 16 touchdowns over the course of three seasons and 19 games.
Ferguson recorded 187 tackles, 67.5 tackles for a loss, 45 sacks, seven forced fumbles, three recoveries and six pass defenses over the course of four seasons and 50 games played at Louisiana Tech.