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Regional combine participants well represented in NFL training camps

Regional combine participants well represented in NFL training camps

By Dane Brugler | NFLDraftScout.com Senior Analyst

With NFL training camps in full gear, hundreds of rookies are getting their first taste of NFL action, including 66 players who attended an NFL Regional Combine and/or the NFL Super Regional Combine in 2014.

NFL teams signed players from all 14 Regional Combines that were hosted last February and March, including 30 players who were invited to the Super Regional Combine at Ford Field in Detroit last April. Of the 32 teams, 29 have at least one 2014 Regional Combine and/or Super Regional Combine participant on the current roster. And 11 of those teams have at least three 2014 Regional/Super Regional Combine players: Buffalo (four), Carolina (three), Cleveland (three), Dallas (six), Detroit (three), Green Bay (three), Indianapolis (five), Minnesota (three), New Orleans (three), St. Louis (three) and Seattle (three).

There are currently 130 players on NFL rosters with NFL Regional/Super Regional Combine experience: 66 from 2014, 38 from 2013, and 26 from 2012.

Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Davon Coleman was often overlooked playing next to Will Sutton and Carl Bradford at Arizona State, who were both top-125 selections in the 2014 NFL Draft. But Coleman made a name for himself in Miami at the Regional Combine and the Super Regional in Detroit, posting 35 reps on the bench press and drawing considerable interest from Dallas. Although he didn't hear his name called over draft weekend, Coleman was one of the first phone calls the Cowboys made, hoping to sign the former Sun Devil shortly after the draft. New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Lawrence Virgil out of Valdosta State had a similar outcome, not hearing his name called during the NFL Draft, but showing enough at the Super Regional (39 reps on the bench) to draw interest from several teams, including the Saints.

Of the 66 NFL Regional/Super Regional Combine alums from the 2014 class, many won't make the final cut when teams skim the roster down to 53 names. But players like Coleman and Virgil have a much better chance to earn their way onto the roster, thanks to the NFL Regional and Super Regional process.

The 66 players on NFL training camp rosters who attended a Regional and/or the Super Regional Combine in 2014:

ARIZONA (1) Ozier, Kevin (WR, Arizona State) - Miami (March 23)

BALTIMORE (1) DiMarco, Nick (DE, William Penn) - Indianapolis (March 29)

BUFFALO (4) Carter, Michael (DB, Minnesota) - Miami (March 22)
Johnson, Bryan (LB, West Texas A&M) - Miami (March 22), Super Regional
McIlwain, Kamaal (DB, Newberry) - Atlanta (March 9)
Roosevelt, Naaman (WR, Buffalo) - Miami (March 23)

CAROLINA (3) Foucault, David (G, Montreal, Can.) - Tampa Bay (March 1), Super Regional
Morales, Anthony (LB, Weber State) - Atlanta (March 8)
Nelson, Thomas (DB, Illinois State) - Chicago (March 15)

CHICAGO (1) Louis Jean, Al (DB, Boston College) - Miami (March 23)

CLEVELAND (3) Oboh, James (TE, Towson) - Baltimore (March 29)
Salimu, Abasi (T, Nicholls State) - Indianapolis (March 30)
Rogers, Jacob (K, Cincinnati) - Houston (February 9)

DALLAS (6) Coleman, Davon (DE, Arizona State) - Miami (March 22), Super Regional
Cureton, Andre (T, Cincinnati) - Atlanta (March 9), Indianapolis (March 30)
Morris, Darius (G, Temple) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional
Phillips, Dashaun (DB, Tarleton State) - Tampa Bay (March 1)
Smith, Ryan (DB, Auburn) - Chicago (March 15)
Walker, Dallas (TE, Western Michigan) - Indianapolis (March 30), Super Regional

DENVER (2) Sullen, Jordan (DB, Tulane) - Atlanta (March 8), Indianapolis (March 30), Super Regional
Vaughn, Chase (LB, Colorado State-Pueblo) - Indianapolis (March 29)

DETROIT (3) Dalton, A.J. (G, Robert Morris, Pa.) - Indianapolis (March 29)
Jackson, Justin (LB, Wake Forest) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional
Wiggins, Reese (WR, East Carolina) - Baltimore (March 30), Super Regional

GREEN BAY (3) Clay, Charles (DB, Hawaii) - Seattle (March 22), Super Regional
Rettig, Chase (QB, Boston College) - Los Angeles (February 22), Super Regional
White, Ryan (DB, Auburn) - Miami (March 23)

HOUSTON (1) Lloyd, Terrance (LB, Baylor) - Houston (February 8), Super Regional

INDIANAPOLIS (5) Anderson, Chad (G, Northern Michigan) - Indianapolis (March 30)
John, Ulrick (T, Georgia State) - Tampa Bay (March 1), Super Regional
Lutz III, FN (C, Indiana State) - Chicago (March 15), Super Regional
Obukwelu, Nnamdi (DT, Harvard) - New York/New Jersey (February 15), Super Regional
White, Cameron (TE, Hillsdale) Chicago (March 15), Super Regional

JACKSONVILLE (2) Junior, Jerome (DB, Winston-Salem) - Baltimore (March 30)
Redfern, Kasey (P, Wofford) Houston (February 9), Super Regional

KANSAS CITY (2) Johnson, Ben (LB, Tennessee-Martin) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional
VanDyke, David (DB, Tennessee State) - Miami (March 22)

MINNESOTA (3) Cox, Rakim (DE, Villanova) - Miami (March 22), Super Regional
Foster, Donte (WR, Ohio) - Indianapolis (March 30), Super Regional
Williams, Dominique (RB, Wagner) - Atlanta (March 9)

NEW ENGLAND (2) Johnson, Derrick (WR, Maine) - Baltimore (March 30), Super Regional
Jones, Justin (TE, East Carolina) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional

NEW ORLEANS (3) Kilgore, Logan (QB, Middle Tennessee) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional
Virgil, Lawrence (DT, Valdosta State) - Baltimore (March 29), Super Regional
Warren, Pierre (DB, Jacksonville State) - Atlanta (March 9)

NEW YORK GIANTS (2) Sebetic, Kyle (DB, Dayton) - Indianapolis (March 29)
Stanton, Jordan (DE, James Madison) - Baltimore (March 29)

NEW YORK JETS (1) Grady, Anthony (DE, Missouri State) - Baltimore (March 29)

OAKLAND (2) Roberts, Seth (WR, West Alabama) - Tampa Bay (March 1)
Simonson, Scott (TE, Assumption) - Baltimore (March 30)

PHILADELPHIA (1) Villanueva, Alejandro (DE, Army) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional

PITTSBURGH (2) Goodwin, Charaun (WR, California, Pa.) - Indianapolis (March 30), Super Regional
Waters, Eric (TE, Missouri) - Indianapolis (March 29), Super Regional

ST. LOUIS (3) Bryant, Jarrid (DB, South Dakota) - Los Angeles (February 22)
Cunningham, Avery (DB, Central Michigan) - Indianapolis (March 29)
Rhaney, Demetrius (C, Tennessee State) - Miami (March 23)

SAN DIEGO (1) Chancellor, Brelan (WR, North Texas) - Houston (February 8)

SAN FRANCISCO (1) Greene, Kevin (TE, Southern California) - Los Angeles (February 22)

SEATTLE (3) Bronson, Demitrius (RB, Eastern Washington) - Seattle (March 22), Super Regional
Miller, Horace (LB, Texas-El Paso) - Atlanta (March 8), Super Regional
Presley, Morrell (TE, California, Pa.) - Seattle (March 22)

TAMPA BAY (1) Thompson, Ian (TE, Louisiana-Lafayette) - Indianapolis (March 30)

TENNESSEE (2) Poehls, William (G, Montana) - Indianapolis (March 30)
Wright, Winston (DB, South Dakota State) - Baltimore (March 29), Super Regional

WASHINGTON (2) Campbell, Stephen (RB, West Virginia Wesleyan) - New York/New Jersey (February 15), Super Regional
Davis, Akeem (DB, Memphis) - Atlanta (March 9)

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