Tag:Scouting Combine
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: December 8, 2011 5:53 pm
 

NFL supplements Indy Combine with eight others

The NFL announced on Thursday it is creating eight regional combines to supplement the national Combine held annually in Indianpolis.

Per the league's announcement, the regional combines were created to specifically target three groups of potential players:
  • Players eligible for the 2012 draft not able to participate at the Indianapolis combine
  • Players with collegiate experience who want to gauge their pro potential
  • Players with some pro experience attempting to get back into the league

The first regional Combine will be held January 28 in Los Angeles. This is the only regional Combine on the west coast and the only one not held at an NFL facility.

The full regional combine schedule is:

Date

Location

Facility

January 28

Los Angeles, CA

Orange Coast College-Lebard Stadium

February 4

Houston

Methodist Training Center

February 11

Baltimore

Baltimore Ravens Training Facility

February 18

Tampa Bay

One Buccaneer Place

February 25

New York/New Jersey

Atlantic Health Jets Training Facility

March 3

Chicago

Halas Hall

March 10 & 11

Atlanta

Atlanta Falcons Training Facility

March 17

Cleveland

Cleveland Browns Training Facility

The new Combine workouts are designed to function as the Indianapolis event operates. Players will be measured and asked to perform all of the athletic tests -- like the bench press, vertical jump and 40-yard dash -- that occur in Indianpolis. The players who impress the most in the regional combines may then be invited to a newly created NFL Super Regional Combine to be held at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan on March 30-31.

While the athletic tests are critical to prospects getting their names out there, some of the more underrated elements of the traditional combine will be more difficult to replicate. Teams rely on the extensive medical testing done at local hospitals while athletes attend the Indianapolis combine. Similarly, athletes are shuttled through team interviews in Indianapolis, making the entire process a well-organized, smoothly running event.

Legitimate pro scouts and NFL personnel will, of course, be on hand to make sure the regional combines go as planned. That said, don't expect to see general managers or head coaches parading about the sidelines at these events. Each team will be sent all of the information compiled during the regional workouts.

Every team is looking for the next great diamond in the rough. These combines are designed, in part, to aid in this process.

But with the draft less than a month after the Super Regional, most decision-makers will be focusing on who'll they be targeting in the first round not in the late rounds or undrafted free agency. 

For those looking for more information on the NFL's regional combines, check out their website here.

Category: NFL Draft
 
 
 
 
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