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Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2017 - Updated


Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2017
* Underclassmen
Updated April 6, 2017 - Rankings

Pro Prospect / Pos / Ht /Wt / School
1. * Myles Garrett DE 6-5, 265 Texas A&M
2. * Leonard Fournette RB 6-1, 230 LSU
3. * Malik Hooker S 6-1, 200 Ohio State
4. * Jamal Adams S 6-0, 210 LSU
5. * Solomon Thomas DE 6-2, 275 Stanford
6. * Marshon Lattimore CB 6-0, 195 Ohio State
7. O.J. Howard TE 6-6, 250 Alabama
8. Jonathan Allen DE 6-3, 290 Alabama
9. * Derek Barnett DE 6-3, 265 Tennessee
10. Taco Charlton DE 6-5, 285 Michigan

Photo - Safety Jamal Adams - LSU

11. * David Njoku TE 6-4, 240 Miami (Fl.)
12. * Marlon Humphrey CB 6-1, 200 Alabama
13. * Dalvin Cook RB 5-11, 205 Florida State
14. * Jabrill Peppers S 6-0, 210 Michigan
15. * Mike Williams WR 6-2, 205 Clemson
16. Corey Davis WR 6-2, 215 Western Michigan
17. * Mitch Trubisky QB 6-3, 225 North Carolina
18. Reuben Foster LB 6-0, 240 Alabama
19. Takkarist McKinley DE 6-2, 255 UCLA
20. Haasan Reddick LB 6-1, 235 Temple

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21. * Christian McCaffrey RB 6-0, 205 Stanford
22. * Zach Cunningham LB 6-3, 230 Vanderbilt
23. * Ryan Ramcyzk OT 6-5, 310 Wisconsin
24. * Cam Robinson OT 6-6, 320 Alabama
25. * Gareon Conley CB 6-0, 190 Ohio State
26. * Garett Bolles OT 6-5, 300 Utah
27. * Budda Baker S 5-10, 195 Washington
28. * TJ Watt LB 6-4, 235 Wisconsin
29. Forrest Lamp OL 6-4, 310 Western Kentucky
30. Evan Engram TE 6-3, 230 Mississippi
31. * Quincy Wilson CB 6-1, 210 Florida
32. * Charles Harris DE 6-3, 255 Missouri
33. Tre’Davious White CB 5-11, 195 LSU
34. * John Ross WR 5-11, 190 Washington
35. Obi Melifonwu S 6-4, 225 UConn
36. * Deshaun Watson QB 6-2, 210 Clemson
37. * Malik McDowell DT 6-5, 285 Michigan State
38. * DeShone Kizer QB 6-4, 230 Notre Dame
39. * Carl Lawson DE 6-2, 255 Auburn
40. * Patrick Mahomes QB 6-2, 225 Texas Tech
41. * Adoree Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Southern California
42. * Caleb Brantley DT 6-2, 300 Florida
43. * Teez Tabor CB 6-0, 200 Florida
44. * Alvin Kamara RB 5-10, 210 Tennessee
45. Dan Feeney OG 6-4, 310 Indiana
46. Demarcus Walker DE 6-2, 275 Florida State
47. * Curtis Samuel WR 5-9, 200 Ohio State
48. Carlos Watkins DT 6-2, 300 Clemson
49. * Marcus Williams S 6-0, 195 Utah
50. Chris Wormley DT 6-5, 305 Michigan

NFL Draft 2017 - Pro Day - Ohio St


NFL Draft 2017 - Pro Day - Ohio St

9 NFL Head Coaches Attend Ohio State Pro Day
13 Buckeyes, many high-round projections, take part in drills

Ohio State’s Pro Day has become a must-see event each March. The football program has developed 26 NFL Draft picks the past four years, including 12 last year, and seven first-round selections since 2013, thus making the Woody Hayes Athletic Center the place to be in March for NFL GMs, coaches and scouts, for family members of those seeking the opportunity to play on Sunday, and the media.

Photo - LB Raekwon McMillan

Thursday afternoon was no different. Under the direction of assistant athletic director for football sports performance Mickey Marotti, 13 players off the 2016 team took part in some combination of interviews, testing and competitive drills for more than 120 representatives encompassing all 32 NFL teams.

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Among the NFL personnel on hand: head coaches Bill Belichick (Patriots), Todd Bowles (Jets), Jim Caldwell (Lions), John Harbaugh (Ravens), Hue Jackson (Browns), Marvin Lewis (Bengals), Mike Mularkey (Titans), Sean Payton (Saints) and Mike Tomlin (Steelers) and at least seven general managers.

Also on site: 79 credentialed members of the media, including two crews from the NFL Network (one is producing the online documentary featuring unanimous All-American and Rimington Trophy winner Pat Elflein) and one from Uninterrupted, which is taping a draft diaries documentary on cornerback Marshon Lattimore.

Similar to last year when 22 Buckeyes took part in Pro Day, this year’s competitors included a broad selection of positions represented, including three receivers (Curtis Samuel, Corey Smith and Dontre Wilson), two cornerbacks (Gareon Conley and Marshon Lattimore) and two linebackers (Raekwon McMillan and Craig Fada).

Unanimous All-American safety Malik Hooker met with team reps but did not take part in drills.

2017 Pro Day Buckeye Bios

WR Noah Brown (6-2, 218) – Spent three seasons at Ohio State and had two seasons of eligibility remaining … after playing in all 15 games as a true freshman in 2014, he red-shirted 2015 after breaking a bone in his leg during fall camp … started all 13 games for the Buckeyes in 2016 and ranked second on the team with 32 receptions and 402 receiving yards … named honorable mention all-Big Ten Conference … shared team lead with seven receiving touchdowns, including school-record tying four in the win at Oklahoma … 33 career receptions for 411 yards (12.5 avg.) and seven touchdowns.

SAF Jarrod Barnes (6-0, 200) – Walked-on to the Ohio State team in June of 2015 after graduating in three years from the University of Louisville with a degree in health and human performance … he played in five games during the past two seasons for the Buckeyes but he impacted the program and established himself as a team leader through his deeds off the field … Barnes graduated in August 2016 with his master’s degree in kinesiology and he immediately started work on his Ph.D. in sports management … he is believed to be the first active Ohio State football player ever to be working on a Ph.D. while still competing … Barnes is a two-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten Conference honoree … he is currently working with Dr. David Graham, Assistant Provost/Associate Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Success, on developing a course for student-athletes who leave school early ... Barnes was a member of the Louisville Cardinals’ team from 2012 through 2014, playing in 21 games in the 2013 (11 games) and 2014 (10 games) seasons.

CB Gareon Conley (6-0, 195) – Conley was named second-team all-Big Ten by league’s coaches in 2016 … played in 42 games for the Buckeyes and started 27 games at cornerback … team captain who ranked second on squad in 2016 with four interceptions and had six for his career … also had eight pass break-ups in 2016 and 15 for his career … named honorable mention all-Big Ten as a sophomore in 2015 … totaled 91 career tackles and had one season of eligibility remaining.

K Tyler Durbin (6-3, 210) – Was one of the top kickers in college football in 2016 and as such was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza award … he was named third team All-Big Ten by the coaches and the media ... led the Big Ten in scoring and kick scoring ... career-high three FGs in the road win at Wisconsin, including a game-tying 31-yarder with under 4 mins left to help send the game to overtime ... hit two more FGs from 33 and 30 yards at Penn State, two in the win over No. 10 Nebraska and two more in the road win at Maryland ... connected on all 11 extra point attempts in the win over Bowling Green, a school record ... named special teams player of the game by the team ... 2016 Academic All-District 5 and Academic All-Big Ten Conference … this was only his second season of competitive football ... played soccer for two seasons at James Madison University after a stellar high school and club soccer career.

C Pat Elflein (6-3, 300) – Elflein was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2016 and won the Rimington Trophy as the nation’s outstanding center … made the move to center as a fifth-year senior … played in 55 games and was a three-year starter and finished with 42 starts, including 41 consecutive starts to close his career … named all-Big Ten Conference three consecutive years – twice at guard and once at center – and was Big Ten’s Rimington-Pace offensive lineman of the year in 2016 … led offensive line to a finalist position for the Joe Moore offensive line of the year award … graduated in May 2016 with his degree in communications.

LB Craig Fada (6-1, 225) – Spent five seasons with the Ohio State program and played in 51 games, including all 15 games during the 2014 national championship season and all 13 games in 2016 … averaged 15 special teams plays per game in 2015 and 17 in 2016 … one of the team leaders with 10 special teams tackles in 2016 and 21 for his career … excellent work on the practice and playing fields coupled with dependable and responsible actions off earned him a scholarship for the 2016 summer and fall terms ... he and Joe Burger each earned four Varsity O letters in football after initially walking on to the team, something that certainly hasn’t been done at Ohio State in football very often, if at all.

SAF Malik Hooker (6-2, 205) – Hooker, like Elflein, was a unanimous first-team All-American in 2016 after having a terrific season in his one-year as a starter … a third-year performer with sophomore eligibility this season, Hooker was a standout from game No. 1 when he recorded two interceptions in his first start … he ranked third nationally in interceptions with seven, interceptions yards with 181, and he was first among all players with three interception return touchdowns, including a critical 16-yarder in the win over Michigan … he ranked third on the team with 74 tackles … red-shirted the 2014 season as a true freshman and played in 12 games in 2015.

NFL Draft 2017 - Pro Day Schedule


NFL Draft 2017
Pro Day Schedule
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March 7 Purdue, Georgia State, Northern Colorado

March 8 Alabama, Oklahoma, Colorado, Colorado State, Kentucky, Temple, Marshall, Eastern Kentucky, Central Oklahoma

March 9 Oklahoma State, , Idaho, Wyoming, New Mexico, UTEPDelaware, Delaware State, Jacksonville State, Penn, Samford

March 10 Auburn, New Mexico State, Northern Illinois, Tulsa, Army, Alabama State, Tuskegee

March 11 Washington

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March 13 Minnesota, Kansas, Wake Forest, Tennessee Tech, Furman, North Alabama, Valdosta State, Albany State, Charleston Southern, Wofford, Princeton, Brown, Laval

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March 14 Kansas State, Nebraska, South Carolina, Boston College, Northwestern, Newberry, West Georgia, South Carolina State, Youngstown State, Liberty, Richmond

March 15 Georgia, Arkansas, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin, Western Michigan, Buffalo, Charlotte, James Madison, Mercer, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, New Hampshire, California-Davis, Sacramento State

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March 16 Clemson, Oregon, Penn State, Illinois, Arizona State, Virginia, Vanderbilt, Pittsburg State, William&Mary
March 17 Oregon State, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee, Old Dominion, Arkansas State, Bucknell, Kennesaw State, Tennessee State, Northern Arizona
March 20 Syracuse, North Carolina State, Toledo, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Hawaii, North Carolina Central, Merrimack, Azusa State
March 21 UCLA, North Carolina, Troy, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, South Florida, North Carolina A&T, Tusculum
March 22 Southern California, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Pittsburgh, Duke, UConn, Fresno State, Central Florida, Cincinnati, UMass, Weber State, Northwestern State, Missouri State, Ashland, Duquesne, Elizabeth City State
March 23 Ohio State, Notre Dame, Stanford, Missouri, Utah, San Diego State, East Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Bethune-Cookman, Eastern Washington, Jackson State, Lamar, San Diego, Slippery Rock, Tennessee-Martin
March 24 Michigan, Arizona, California, BYU, Memphis, Akron, Kent State, Utah State, Missouri Western
March 27 Houston, Rice, Villanova, Appalachian State, Cal Poly, Monmouth, Morgan State
March 28 Florida, Florida State, Texas, Iowa State, Miami (O), Florida A&M, Texas State, Stony Brook
March 29 Texas A&M, Miami, Maryland, Navy, Southern Methodist, Ohio, Florida International, Indiana State, North Dakota State, Illinois State, South Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Utah, Stephen F Austin, Bowie State
March 30 Boise State, Louisville, Florida Atlantic, Ball State, Georgia Southern , Chattanooga, Western Illinois, Sam Houston State, Prairie View A&M, California (PA), Citadel, Dartmouth, Yale
March 31 Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Jacksonville
April 3 Mississippi
April 4 Southern Mississippi, South Alabama
April 5 LSU, Baylor, Southern, Gardner-Webb
April 6 Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas A&M-Commerce
April 7 TCU, Tulane, Portland State

Frank Coyle is a long-time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long-time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Combine – Top 5 Defensive Prospect Workouts by Positions


NFL Combine Report –
Top 5 Defensive Workouts by Positions

Defensive Line
Adams, Montravius - Auburn
Started off the defensive workouts with a blazing 4.87 forty time.
Garrett, Myles - Texas A&M
Freak athlete ran a 4.64 time at 272 lbs. and 35 ¼” arms and added a 41”VL along with 33 reps.
Thomas, Solomon - Stanford
Strong athlete ran a 4.69 time at 273 lbs. and 35” arms and added a 35”VL along with 30 reps.
Willis, Jordan - Kansas St.
Rising athlete ran a 4.53 time at 255 lbs. and 33.5” arms and added a 39”VL and 10’5” BJ along with 24 reps and an awesome 6.85 three cone time.
Jones, D.J. - Mississippi
Strong squat tackle ran a 5.04 time at 319 lbs. and added a 28.5”VL and 9’2” BJ along with 25 reps.
Kpassagnon, Tanoh - Villanova
Freakish athlete ran a 4.83 time at 6’7” and 289 lbs. and 35 5/8” arms and added a 10’8”BJ along with 23 reps.

Photo - DE Tanoh Kpassagnon - Villanova

Hendrickson, Trey - Florida Atlantic
Relentless athlete ran a 4.65 time at 266 lbs. and added a 33.5”VL and 10’2” BJ along with a fast 7.03 three cone drill.
Rivers, Derek - Youngstown St
Wiry athlete ran a fine 4.61 time at 248 lbs. and 32 3/4” arms and added a 35”VL along with 30 reps.
Jones, Nazair - North Carolina
Big athlete ran a 5.11 time at 6’5” and 304 lbs. with 34 5/8” arms and added a 24.5”VL along with good positional drills.
Walker, Charles - Oklahoma
Physical tackle ran a 4.96 time at 310 lbs. and 33 3/4” arms and added a 28”VL and 9’1” BJ along with 25 reps.

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Reddick, Haason – Temple
One of the stars of the Combine with impressive overall numbers and great postseason. Ran a nice 4.52 time with 24 reps, 36.5’ VL, 11’1” BJ and a 7.01 three cone at 61” and 237 lbs.
Cunningham, Zach - Vanderbilt
Big rangy athlete impressed with movement and leaping skills. Ran a 4.67 time with a 35” VL and 10’5” BJ and finished with a 7.03 three cone.
Anzalone, Alex - Florida
At 241 lbs., ran a 4.63 time and a 6.88 three cone.
Price, Ejuan – Pittsburgh
Ran a 4.84 time with 20 reps, 31.5” VL and 9’9” BJ at 5’11 and 241 lbs.
Brown, Blair – Ohio
Quick short backer continues to impress with 4.65 time, 37” VL and impressive positional drills.
McMillan, Raekwon - Ohio St.
Ran a nice 4.61 time with 23 reps, 33’ VL and 10’1” BJ at 6’2” and 240 lbs.
Riley, Duke - LSU
Rising prospect ran a fast 4.58 time with a 34.5” VL, 10’2” BJ and a 6.89 three cone drill.
Watt, T.J. - Wisconsin
Ran a fine 4.69 time with 21 reps, 37’ VL, 10’8” BJ and a 6.79 three cone at 6’4” and 252 lbs.
Walker Jr., Anthony – Northwestern
Ran a nice 4.65 time with 23 reps and 30.5’ VL and 9’8” BJ at 6’1” and 238 lbs.
Biegel, Vince - Wisconsin
Savvy 246 lb. backer ran a nice 4.67 time and a 6.92 three cone drill.

Defensive Backs
Peppers, Jabrill – Michigan
Blue chip athlete became first player to worked out with safeties and linebackers on different days. Ran a 4.46 time with 19 reps, a 35.5” VL and a 10’8” BJ and finished with strong defensive back positional drills.
Melifonwu, Obi - Connecticut
Huge athlete had an outstanding overall performance with a 4.40 time, 44” VL and 11’7” BJ.
Moreau, Fabian - UCLA
Rising prospect continues his strong postseason with a 4.35 time, 38” VL, 11’4” BJ and a 6.94 three cone.
Myrick, Jalen - Minnesota
Compact corner ran a super 4.28 time, 37’5” VL and 10’4” BJ that has scouts running for film.
Griffin, Shaquill - Central Florida
Big agile defender had an excellent all around effort with a 4.37 forty, 38.5” VL and 11’BJ.
Nicholson, Montae - Michigan St.
Physical 212 lb safety came ready to workout and ran a 4.42 times, 10.5” BJ and 35” VL that left a strong impression.
Witherspoon, Ahkello – Colorado
Tall agile cover man continues his amazing rise up the charts. Ran a 4.45 time with a 40.5” VL and 6.93 three cone drill.
Tankersley, Cordrea – Clemson
Talented senior put together a strong performance with a 4.40 time and 10’1BJ to dispel some criticism of 2016 tape.
Langley, Brendan – Lamar
Huge athlete had a well-rounded workout with a 4.43 time, 22 reps, 10’3” BJ and 35.5” VL.
King, Desmond – Iowa
Senior defender lined up at both corner and safety and showed his versatility to play early in package defenses. Excellent 6.67 three cone helped his cause.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

NFL Combine – Top 5 Offensive Workouts by Positions


NFL Combine Report – Top 5 Offensive Prospects Workouts by Positions

Kaaya, Brad – Miami
Developed junior impressed with his level for the position.
Mahomes, Patrick - Texas Tech
Slick throwing junior drew raves in the passing drills.
Peterman, Nathan – Pittsburgh
Highly efficient senior continues to impress scouts.
Trubisky, Mitchell - North Carolina
Strong armed junior shows the blue chip talent level to start early as a pro.
Watson, Deshaun - Clemson
Looked sharp in drills and impressed in interviews.

Photo - WR John Ross - Washington

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Running Backs
Fournette, Leonard - LSU
At 240 lbs., he ran a 4.51 time, showing rare talent for a big feature back.
Jones, Aaron - Texas-El Paso
Unknown drew attention of scouts with a top workout.
Kamara, Alvin – Tennessee
Moving up charts with big play ability as both a runner and receiver.
McCaffrey, Christian - Stanford
Most versatile player in years with impact in several roles.
Perine, Samaje - Oklahoma
Flashed power and reliable hands in drills.

Wide Receivers
Adeboyejo, Quincy - Mississippi
Very good workout with a 4.42 forty time and 6.73 three cone drills, following an average senior season.
Darboh, Amara - Michigan
Big tough athlete continues to impress with a 4.45 forty time and top leaping drills.
Godwin, Chris - Penn St.
Ran a 4.42 time and good leaping skills along with sure hands.
Ross, John - Washington
Set a new NFL Combine record in the forty with an incredible 4.22 electronic time.
Samuel, Curtis - Ohio St.
Fast playmaker ran a blazing 4.31 time and shows impact out of backfield or in the slot.

Tight Ends
Engram, Evan - Mississippi
Ran a blazing 4.42 time at 234 lbs.
Everett, Gerald - South Alabama
Mobile pass catcher ran a 4.62 time and shows a high level of development.
Howard, O.J. - Alabama
Stud #1 prospect and well-rounded player.
Kittle, George - Iowa
Ran an impressive 4.52 time and 11’ broad jump along with good blocking skills.
Njoku, David – Miami
Huge athlete ran a 4.64 time with an impressive 11’1” BJ and 6.97 three cone and the complete skill set to continue to improve.

Offensive Line
Bolles, Garett - Utah
Ran a 4.97 time at 6’5” 297 lbs with 34” arms.
Dawkins, Dion - Temple
Physical prospect continues to impress with 5.11 time, 26 reps with 35” arms.
Lamp, Forrest - Western Kentucky
NFL ready guard may have earned #1 OG ranking.
Pocic, Ethan - LSU
Versatile lineman is a plug and play interior blocker after a solid NFL Combine effort.
Robinson, Cam - Alabama
Physical talent had a very good overall workout to dispel recent criticism.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year round basis related to College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites.

Michigan Wolverines Send 14 Players to 2017 NFL Combine


Michigan Wolverines Send 14 Prospects to 2017 NFL Scouting Combine

Michigan will send a school-record and NCAA-leading 14 football players to participate in the 2017 National Football League Scouting Combine to be held in a few weeks at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Michigan has the most players of any school in the country and this year’s total of 14 equals that of rival Ohio State from last season. This February, Alabama and LSU have 10 players invited to the combine with Clemson, Florida St, Miami (Fla.) and Texas A&M receiving invites for nine players. Ohio St, Florida, Utah and Southern Cal follow with 8 pro prospects each invited to the week long NFL player evaluation process.

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 28 - March 6, 2017

Photo - S Jabrill Peppers - Michigan

Following is an alphabetical list of Michigan student-athletes invited to attend the combine: Ben Braden (OG/OT), Jake Butt (TE), Taco Charlton (DE), Jehu Chesson (WR), Jeremy Clark (CB), Amara Darboh (WR), Ben Gedeon (LB), Ryan Glasgow (DT), Delano Hill (S), Jourdan Lewis (CB), Jabrill Peppers (LB/DB), De’Veon Smith (RB), Channing Stribling (CB) and Chris Wormley (DE).

Interestingly, two offensive linemen, OG Kyle Kalis and OT Erik Magnuson were left off the NFL Combine invitation list. Kalis performed well at the Senior Bowl while Magnuson graded out high at the East-West Shrine practices and game this January. Both will have full workouts at the Michigan pro day on March 24th.

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The Combine will be televised by NFL Network. Frank Coyle will send Emails and Tweets from the NFL Combine on breaking news and player workout results.

The NFL Combine will be held Feb. 28 through March 6.

Schedule for on-field workouts by position at the NFL Combine:
March 3 – Running Backs, Offensive Line, Special Teams
March 4 – Quarterbacks, Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
March 5 – Defensive Line, Linebackers
March 6 – Defensive Backs

NFL Draft 2017 - LB Reuben Foster out of Combine Workout


NFL Draft 2017 – Future High Draft Picks Continue to Opt out of NFL Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine will be held February 28 - March 6, 2017

The NFL Combine 2017 has lost a few premier players for the workout portion on the upcoming week long event. Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, announced he will not participate in the workouts after undergoing rotator cuff surgery that probably jeopardizes any pro day events in March/April.

Foster is considered a top 10-15 prospect with a high level of development to possibly start as a rookie. He joins other top prospects who earlier opted out of the workouts including, safety Malik Hooker of Ohio St, wideout Corey Davis of Western Michigan, LB Jarrad Davis of Florida and OT Ryan Ramczyk of Wisconsin all announced recent surgeries that will force them to miss the upcoming event. Hooker was a hot prospect after declaring just weeks ago for the NFL Draft 2017. He had both hernia and labrum surgeries that shelves him until at least the Ohio St. Pro Day in April.

Photo - LB Reuben Foster - Alabama

Corey Davis had minor ankle surgery recently after opting out of the Senior Bowl in late January for a shoulder injury concern. Davis is a fast rising prospect who earned a high first round grade off a huge 2016 season. His postseason is up in the air currently with hopes he recovers in time for the Western Michigan Pro Day this spring.

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These announcements by Hooker, Corey Davis, Jarrad Davis, Ryan Ramcyzck and Foster were surprises to the NFL Combine staff that will now be able to add a few more prospects for the workout part of the evaluation. Each will attend for the testing, interview and medical parts of the week. The NFL Combine announced their Invitation List last week that includes over 330 prospects for the February 28-March 6: NFL Combine Timing and Testing at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana. New additions are expected over the next two weeks with this process ongoing through the week long event with possible other medical issues and cancellations.

How are players selected for the NFL Combine?
Participants are determined annually by a Selection Committee. The Directors of both National and BLESTO scouting services, which combined represent twenty-five NFL teams, are joined by members of various NFL player personnel departments to form the committee. The participating NFL executives can rotate on a yearly basis, and remain anonymous. ALL eligible players are reviewed and voted on by the committee members. Each athlete receiving the necessary number of votes, by position, is then extended an invitation. While it is not a perfect science, the goal of the committee is to invite every player that will be drafted in the ensuing NFL Draft.

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