Three UCLA players invited to NFL combine

Place kicker Kai Forbath, linebacker Akeem Ayers and safety Rahim Moore received invitations to the NFL combine, which begins Thursday morning in Indianapolis.

The NFL Network will air a live news conference at 11:30 a.m. PT Thursday to kick off its coverage from Lucas Oil Stadium.

Forbath, the 2009 Lou Groza Award winner, is part of the first participating group. He finished his career with a UCLA record and Pac-10 tying 85 field goals, two shy of the NCAA record. Forbath missed five field goals last season, so he'll be looking to improve his draft stock. His official workout is scheduled for Friday morning.

Ayers, who checks in at No. 13 overall in Mel Kiper Jr.'s latest Big Board, is slated to arrive Friday and work out Monday. Moore, pegged as the top available safety, is scheduled to arrive Saturday and work out Tuesday.

The general schedule for combine participants:

Day 1: Arrival, registration, pre-examination and X-rays, orientation, interviews

Day 2: Measurements, exams, media, psychological tests, interviews

Day 3: NFLPA meeting, psychological tests, interviews

Day 4: Workout (timing, stations, skill drills), departure