Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:35 pm
 

Defensive Linemen Invited to the Combine

The following is a list of senior defensive linemen reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include early entry players which include some of the elite talents at the position such as Michigan State's Jerel Worthy, Memphis' Dontari Poe and LSU's Michael Brockers among defensive tackles or Southern Cal's Nick Perry, Illinois' Mercilus Whitney or Syracuse's Chandler Jones among defensive ends. Each of these underclassmen (and several more) announced their intentions of leaving school for the NFL with college eligibility remaining. 

Be sure to check NFLDraftScout.com's current rankings of the defensive tackles and defensive ends of the 2012 draft. 

Players are listed in alphabetical order:
Defensive Tackles

  • Chas Alecxih, Pittsburgh
  • Josh Chapman, Alabama
  • Jared Crick, Nebraska
  • Mike Daniels, Iowa
  • Hebron Fangupo, BYU
  • Dominique Hamilton, Missouri
  • DaJohn Harris, Southern Cal
  • Jaye Howard, Florida
  • John Hughes, Cincinnati
  • Malik Jackson, Tennessee
  • Markus Kuhn, North Carolina State
  • Mike Martin, Michigan
  • Vaughn Meatoga, Hawaii
  • Tydreke Powell, North Carolina
  • Kheeston Randle, Texas
  • Kendall Reyes, Connecticut
  • Travian Robertson, South Carolina
  • Devon Still, Penn State
  • Alameda Ta'Amu, Washington
  • Brandon Thompson, Clemson
  • Billy Winn, Boise State
  • Derek Wolfe, Cincinnati

Defensive Ends

  • Frank Alexander, Oklahoma
  • Jake Bequette, Arkansas
  • Andre Branch, Clemson
  • Quinton Coples, North Carolina
  • Jack Crawford, Penn State
  • Tyrone Crawford, Boise State
  • Vinny Curry, Marshall
  • Justin Francis, Rutgers
  • Trevor Guyton, California
  • Melvin Ingram, South Carolina
  • Bruce Irvin, West Virginia
  • Cam Johnson, Virginia
  • Brandon Lindsey, Pittsburgh
  • Shea McClellin, Boise State
  • Derrick Shelby, Utah
  • Jacquies Smith, Missouri
  • Scott Solomon, Rice
  • Deangelo Tyson, Georgia

Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:23 pm
 

Specialists Invited to the Combine

The following is a list of senior specialists reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include any underclassmen who may have submitted their name for early entry into the 2012 draft.

Be sure to check NFLDraftScout.com's current rankings of the kickers, punters and long snappers of the 2012 draft. 

Players are listed in alphabetical order:

Kickers:

  • Derek Dimke, Illinois
  • Dave Teggart, Connecticut
  • Blair Walsh, Georgia
  • Carson Wiggs, Purdue

Punters:

  • Bryan Anger, California
  • Drew Butler, Georgia
  • Kyle Martens, Rice
  • Brad Nortman, Wisconsin
  • Shawn Powell, Florida State
  • Brian Stahovich, San Diego State

Long snappers:

  • Josh Harris, Auburn
Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:15 pm
 

Wide Receivers Invited to the Combine

The following is a list of the senior wide receivers reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include early entry players which include some of the elite talents at the position such as Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon, South Carolina's Alshon Jeffery, or Rutgers Mohamed Sanu, among others. Each of these underclassmen (and several more) announced their intentions of leaving school for the NFL with college eligibility remaining. 

Be sure to check NFLDraftScout.com's current rankings of the wide receivers of the 2012 draft. 

Players are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Joe Adams, Arkansas
  • Travis Benjamin, Miami
  • Jarrett Boykin, Virginia Tech
  • Lavonn Brazill, Ohio
  • Ryan Broyles, Oklahoma
  • Danny Coale, Virginia Tech
  • Josh Cooper, Oklahoma State
  • Juron Criner, Arizona
  • B.J. Cunningham, Michigan State
  • Pat Edwards, Houston
  • Michael Floyd, Notre Dame
  • Jeff Fuller, Texas A&M
  • T.J. Graham, North Carolina State
  • Junior Hemingway, Michigan
  • TY Hilton, Florida International
  • AJ Jenkins, Illinois
  • Dwight Jones, North Carolina
  • Marvin Jones, California
  • Keshawn Martin, Michigan State
  • Rishard Mathews, Nevada
  • Marquis Maze, Alabama
  • Marvin McNutt, Iowa
  • Kashif Moore, Connecticut
  • Chris Owusu, Stanford
  • Devier Posey, Ohio State
  • Brian Quick, Appalachian State
  • Gerell Robinson, Arizona State
  • Nick Toon, Wisconsin
  • Jordan White, Western Michigan
  • Jarius Wright, Arkansas
  • Kendall Wright, Baylor
  • Devon Wylie, Fresno State

Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 4:07 pm
 

Offensive Linemen Invited to the Combine

The following is a list of senior offensive linemen reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include early entry players which include some of the elite talents at the position such as Southern Cal's Matt Kalil, Stanford's David DeCastro or Wisconsin's Peter Konz. Each of these underclassmen (and several more) announced their intentions of leaving school for the NFL with college eligibility remaining. 

Be sure to check NFLDraftScout.com's current rankings of the offensive tackles, offensive guards and centers of the 2012 draft. 

Players are listed in alphabetical order:

  • Mike Adams, Ohio State
  • Jeff Allen, Illinois
  • Justin Anderson, Georgia
  • Tony Bergstrom, Utah
  • James Brown, Troy
  • Tom Compton, South Dakota
  • Andrew Datko, Florida State
  • Taylor Dever, Notre Dame
  • Cordy Glenn, Georgia
  • Lamar Holmes, Southern Mississippi
  • Marcel Jones, Nebraska
  • Senio Kelemete, Washington
  • Ronald Leary, Memphis
  • Matt McCants, Alabama-Birmingham
  • Brandon Mosley, Auburn
  • Josh Oglesby, Wisconsin
  • Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
  • Nate Potter, Boise State
  • Matt Reynolds, BYU
  • Zebrie Sanders, Florida State
  • Mitchell Schwartz, California
  • Amini Silatolu, Midwestern State
  • Donald Stephenson, Oklahoma
  • Dustin Waldron, Portland State
  • Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina
  • Markus Zusevics, Iowa



Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Tight Ends/H-Backs Invited to the Combine

The following is a list of senior tight ends and H-backs reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include early entry players which include some of the elite talents at the position such as Clemson's Dwayne Allen and Georgia's Orson Charles. Each of these underclassmen announced their intentions of leaving school for the NFL with college eligibility remaining. 

For NFLDraftScout.com's rankings of these running backs and more, simply click here:

Players are listed in alphabetical order:

Tight Ends
  • Michael Egnew, Missouri
  • Coby Fleener, Stanford
  • Ladarius Green, Louisianna-Lafayette
  • James Hanna, Oklahoma
  • Cory Harkey, UCLA
  • David Paulson, Oregon
  • Deangelo Peterson, LSU
  • Nick Provo, Syracuse

H-Backs

  • Emil Igwenagu, Massachusetts-Amhurst
  • Evan Rodriguez, Temple
Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:47 pm
 

Running Backs invited to the Combine

The following is a list of senior running backs reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include early entry players which include some of the elite talents at the position such as Alabama's Trent Richardson, Miami's Lamar Miller, Virginia Tech's David Wilson, Washington's Chris Polk, and Oregon's LaMichael James, among others. Each of these underclassmen (and several more) announced their intentions of leaving school for the NFL with college eligibility remaining. 

For NFLDraftScout.com's rankings of these running backs and more, simply click here:

Players are listed in alphabetical order:
  • Vick Ballard, Mississippi State
  • Brandon Bolden, Mississippi
  • Jeff Demps, Florida
  • Terrance Ganaway, Baylor
  • Cyrus Gray, Texas A&M
  • Jonas Gray, Notre Dame
  • Dan Herron, Ohio State
  • Doug Martin, Boise State
  • Alfred Morris, Florida Atlantic
  • Isaiah Pead, Cincinnati
  • Tauren Poole, Tennessee
  • Chris Rainey, Florida
  • Marc Tyler, Southern Cal
  • Fozzy Whittaker, Texas

Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 3:37 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2012 3:56 pm
 

Quarterbacks invited to Combine

The following is a list of senior quarterbacks reported to be invited to the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. This list does not include early entry players such as Stanford's Andrew Luck, Baylor's Robert Griffin III or Arizona State's Brock Osweiler, who each announced their intentions of leaving school for the NFL with college eligibility remaining. 

For NFLDraftScout.com's rankings of these quarterbacks and more, simply click here:

Players are listed in alphabetical order:
  • BJ Coleman, Tennessee-Chattanooga
  • Aaron Corp, Richmond
  • Kirk Cousins, Michigan State
  • Nick Foles, Arizona
  • Chandler Harnish, Northern Illinois
  • Case Keenum, Houston
  • Ryan Lindley, San Diego State
  • Kellen Moore, Boise State
  • Ryan Tannehill, Texas A&M
  • Brandon Weeden, Oklahoma State
  • Russell Wilson, Wisconsin
  • Patrick Witt, Yale

Category: NFL Draft
Posted on: January 14, 2012 2:19 pm
Edited on: January 14, 2012 2:27 pm
 

Wyoming's Alexander latest RB to make NFL jump

Each year the NFL draft gets a considerable boost in talent with underclassmen. The giving is especially good this year it seems at running back as the position that many feel has become the draft's strongest got yet another boost with a surprise early declaration from Wyoming running back Alvester Alexander.

Listed by Wyoming at 5-11, 208 pounds Alexander burst onto the scene as a true freshman for the Cowboys in 2009 leading the team with 640 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. A year later, Alexander enjoyed his most productive season, breaking the school's single season (14) and single game (five) records for most touchdown scored.

Alexander's production slipped as a junior. Though he ran for 695 yards and six touchdowns in 2011, the Wyoming offense was built around quarterback Brett Smith, who led the team with 710 rushing yards and 10 scores.

An upright runner with only average elusiveness and speed, Alexander may struggle with the jump in competition at the NFL level. He was rated by NFLDraftScout.com as the No. 42 rated runnning back in the class of 2013. Considering the talent already assembled for the 2012 draft he may have an uphill fight to rank any higher this year.

Wyoming issued a statement on Alexander's behalf announcing the junior running back's decision but head coach Dave Christensen sounded less than thrilled with Alexander's move.

"“Alvester has decided that he wants to make himself eligible for the NFL Draft at this time,” said head coach Dave Christensen in a statement.  “He feels that this decision is best for he and his family.  It is his decision to make, and we can only wish him the best of luck as he pursues this next step in his career.  We thank Alvester for his contributions over the past three seasons, including helping us to earn two bowl appearances.”

Local sports anchor Jack Nokes of K2TV.com also expressed some surprise with Alexander's decision.












 
 
 
 
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