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Mississippi State Wideout De'Runnya Wilson Invited to NFL Combine

De'Runnya Wilson will showcase his skills in front of scouts at this year's NFL combine.

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At the beginning of January De'Runnya Wilson revealed plans on his Instagram account to leave school early for the NFL draft. On Wednesday we learned another tidbit via Wilson's social media account concerning his NFL future.

Wilson received an invite to the 2016 NFL combine, which is set to take place Feb. 23-29 in Indianapolis -- the same city to host the event the last 29 years.

The former MSU standout is the only Bulldog who has officially announced receiving an invite to the event.

With over 300 athletes competing in the NFL combine each year, I would expect the rest of MSU's NFL hopefuls to receive their invitations in the near future.

The physical freaks of nature, take Chris Jones for example, are usually the guys who benefit the most from the combine, where players compete in a number of skill tests such as agility drills and the 40-yard dash.

Wilson's stock will rely more on his physical attributes and college film than his showing in the 40-yard dash and other combine drills.

He's just not a player with top-end speed. Hopefully the scouts don't get too hung up on that and lower him down their boards after the combine. We all know how infatuated a lot of these evaluators get with skill players' 40 times.

Either way, Wilson will impress with his size and ball skills, and the smart scouts won't overlook him just because his 40 time is down compared to the other receivers.