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NFL Combine – Top 5 Offensive Workouts by Positions

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NFL Combine Report – Top 5 Offensive Prospects Workouts by Positions

Quarterbacks
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

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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 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

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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.

NFL Draft 2017 - Safety Malik Hooker & Wideout Corey Davis Out of NFL Combine Workouts

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NFL Draft - Two Future #1 Picks Out of NFL Combine After Surgeries

The NFL Combine 2017 lost two premier players for the workout portion on the upcoming week long event when safety Malik Hooker of Ohio St and wideout Corey Davis of Western Michigan announced recent surgeries. 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 - WR Corey Davis - Western Michigan

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 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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Both announcements of Hooker and Davis were surprises to the NFL Combine staff that will now be able to add two more prospects for the workout part of the evaluation. Both Hooker and Davis will attend for the testing and medical parts of the week. The NFL Combine will announce their Invitation List in a few weeks that includes over 300 prospects for the February 28-March 6: NFL Combine Timing and Testing at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2017

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Top 50 Pro Prospects for the NFL Draft 2017
* Declared Underclassmen - Jan., 2017 - Pre Senior Bowl & NFL Combine Rankings

Prospect/Pos/ Ht/Wt/School
1. * Myles Garrett DE 6-5, 265 Texas A&M
2. Jonathan Allen DE 6-3, 290 Alabama
3. * Leonard Fournette RB 6-1, 230 LSU
4. * Jabrill Peppers DB 6-0, 210 Michigan
5. * Mitch Trubisky QB 6-3, 225 North Carolina

Photo - S Jamal Adams - LSU

6. * Solomon Thomas DE 6-2, 275 Stanford
7. * Jamal Adams S 6-0, 210 LSU
8. * Dalvin Cook RB 5-11, 205 Florida State
9. * Malik McDowell DT 6-5, 285 Michigan State
10. * Derek Barnett DE 6-3, 265 Tennessee
11. Reuben Foster LB 6-0, 240 Alabama
12. * Marshon Lattimore CB 6-0, 195 Ohio State
13. * Mike Williams WR 6-2, 205 Clemson
14. * Teez Tabor CB 6-0, 200 Florida
15. * Deshaun Watson QB 6-2, 210 Clemson

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16. * Marlon Humphrey CB 6-1, 200 Alabama
17. * DeShone Kizer QB 6-4, 230 Notre Dame
18. * Cam Robinson OT 6-6, 320 Alabama
19. O.J. Howard TE 6-6, 250 Alabama
20. * Christian McCaffrey RB 6-0, 205 Stanford
21. * Sidney Jones CB 6-0, 180 Washington
22. * Zach Cunningham LB 6-3, 230 Vanderbilt
23. * Malik Hooker S 6-1, 200 Ohio State
24. * Ryan Ramcyzk OT 6-5, 310 Wisconsin
25. Takkarist McKinley DE 6-2, 260 UCLA
26. Tim Williams DE 6-3, 255 Alabama
27. Desmond King CB 5-10, 200 Iowa
28. Corey Davis WR 6-2, 215 Western Michigan
29. * Charles Harris DE 6-3, 255 Missouri
30. * Carl Lawson DE 6-2, 255 Auburn
31. * JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 6-2, 215 Southern California
32. Tre’Davious White CB 5-11, 195 LSU
33. Dan Feeney OG 6-4, 310 Indiana
34. * John Ross WR 5-11, 190 Washington
35. * Adoree Jackson CB 5-11, 185 Southern California
36. * David Njoku TE 6-4, 240 Miami (Fl.)
37. * TJ Watt LB 6-4, 235 Wisconsin
38. Ryan Anderson LB 6-2, 255 Alabama
39. * Quincy Wilson CB 6-1, 210 Florida
40. * Raekwon McMillan LB 6-2, 240 Ohio State
41. Taco Charlton DE 6-5, 285 Michigan
42. * Gareon Conley CB 6-0, 190 Ohio State
43. * Garett Bolles OT 6-5, 300 Utah
44. Cordrea Tankersley CB 6-0, 195 Clemson
45. * Budda Baker S 5-10, 195 Washington
46. Jarrad Davis LB 6-1, 230 Florida
47. * Bucky Hodges TE 6-6, 245 Virginia Tech
48. Dorian Johnson OG 6-5, 300 Pittsburgh
49. * D’Onta Foreman RB 5-11, 230 Texas
50. Demarcus Walker DE 6-2, 275 Florida State

Key Players to Watch in the 2017 East-West Shrine Game

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Key Players to Watch in the 2017 East-West Shrine Game

Today begins two weeks of the three major All-star games, East-West Shrine, NFLPA and Senior Bowls. DraftInsiders.com will have extensive reports from those week long events including in an upcoming Newsletter.

Photo - TE Eric Saubert #85 - 6’5” 250 - Drake

Offensive Prospects
QB Alek Torgersen #15 - 6’2” 215 - Pennsylvania
QB Gunner Kiel #10 - 6’4” 225 - Cincinnati
RB Eli McGuire #1 - 5’9” 205 - Louisiana-Lafayette
RB Joe Williams #28 - 5'11" 205 - Utah
RB De’Veon Smith #2 - 5’11” 224 - Michigan
WR Billy Brown #81 - 6’3” 254 - Shepherd
WR Austin Carr #80 - 6’ 200 - Northwestern
WR DeAngelo Yancey #88 - 6’1” 220 - Purdue
TE Blake Jarmin #47 - 6’5” 245 - Oklahoma St.
TE Eric Saubert #85 - 6’5” 250 - Drake
OT Sam Tevi #52 - 6'5" 310 - Utah

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Defensive Prospects
DE Deatrich Wise #99 - 6’5” 275 - Arkansas
DE Bryan Cox #94 - 6’3” 265 - Florida
DT Ralph Green #96 - 6’3” 329 - Indiana
LB Calvin Munson #54 - 6’1” 245 - San Diego State
LB Hardy Nickerson Jr. #43 - 6’ 235 - Illinois
CB Channing Stribling #8 - 6’2” 180 - Michigan
CB Fabian Moreau #2 - 6’ 205 - UCLA

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, Biletnikoff etc for the past 25 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

Corner Adoree Jackson Declares and Joins Strong Defensive Underclassmen List

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CB Adoree Jackson of Southern Cal Joins Growing Defensive Blue Chip Underclassmen List

Underclassmen for the NFL Draft 2017
Updated Jan. 18th

Declared intentions - Players had till Jan. 16, 2017 to declare. They have three days to rescind their decision to retain their 2017 college eligibility. The official list of underclassmen accepted by the NFL will be released to NFL teams on Jan. 20.

Photo – CB Adoree Jackson - Southern Cal

Underclassmen for the NFL Draft
Offense
Quarterbacks (6)

Jerod Evans QB Virginia Tech rJr
Brad Kaaya QB Miami Jr
DeShone Kizer QB Notre Dame rSoph
Patrick Mahomes QB Texas Tech Jr
Mitch Trubisky QB North Carolina Jr
Deshaun Watson QB Clemson Jr

Running Backs (18)
James Conner RB Pittsburgh rJr
Dalvin Cook RB Florida State Jr
D’Onta Foreman RB Texas Jr
Leonard Fournette RB L.S.U. Jr
Wayne Gallman RB Clemson Jr
Brian Hill RB Wyoming Jr
Elijah Hood RB North Carolina Jr
Aaron Jones RB UTEP rJr.
Alvin Kamara RB Tennessee rJr
Marlon Mack RB South Florida Jr
Christian McCaffrey RB Stanford Jr
Jeremy McNichols RB Boise State Jr
Joe Mixon RB Oklahoma rSoph
Samaje Perine RB Oklahoma Jr
Devine Redding RB Indiana Jr
Curtis Samuel WR/RB Ohio State Jr
Stan ‘Boom’ Williams RB Kentucky Jr
Joe Yearby RB Miami Jr

Receivers (22)
Noah Brown WR Ohio State rSoph
KD Cannon WR Baylor Jr.
Malachi Dupre WR LSU Jr
Isaiah Ford WR Virginia Tech Jr
Shelton Gibson WR West Virginia Jr
Chris Godwin WR Penn St Jr.
Chad Hansen WR California rJr
Carlos Henderson WR Louisiana Tech rJr
Jerome Lane WR Akron rJr
Josh Malone WR Tennessee Jr
Isaiah McKenzie WR Georgia Jr
Deon-Tay McManus WR Marshall rJr
Speedy Noil WR Texas A&M Jr
John Ross WR Washington rJr
Travis Rudolph WR Florida State Jr
Artavis Scott WR Clemson Jr
Ricky Seals-Jones WR Texas A&M rJr
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR Southern Cal Jr
ArDarius Stewart WR Alabama Jr
Damore’ea Stringfellow WR Mississippi rJr
Mike Williams WR Clemson Jr
Ishmael Zamora WR Baylor rSoph

Tight Ends (4)
Derrick Griffin TE Texas Southern rSoph
Bucky Hodges TE Virginia Tech Jr
David Njoku TE Miami rSoph
Adam Shaheen TE Ashland rJr

Offensive Linemen (6)
Garett Bolles OT Utah Jr
Rod Johnson OT Florida State Jr
Ryan Ramczyk OT Wisconsin Jr
Cam Robinson OT Alabama Jr
David Sharpe OT Florida Jr
Damien Mama OG Southern Cal Jr

Defensive Players
Linemen(15)

Derek Barnett DE Tennessee Jr
Myles Garrett DE Texas A&M Jr
Charles Harris DE Missouri rJr
Carl Lawson DE Auburn rJr
Al_Quadin Muhammad DE Miami rJr.
Garrett Sickels DE Penn St rJr
Solomon Thomas DE Stanford rSoph
Caleb Brantley DT Florida Jr
Davon Godchaux DT LSU Jr
Isaiah Golden DT McNeese St Jr
Nazair Jones DT North Carolina rJr
Malik McDowell DT Michigan St. Jr
Elijah Qualls DT Washington Jr
Vincent Taylor DT Oklahoma St. rJr.
Eddie Vanderdoes DT UCLA rJr
Charles Walker DT Oklahoma rJr

Linebackers (11)
Alex Anzalone LB Florida rJr
Zach Cunningham LB Vanderbilt Jr
Ukeme Eligwe LB Georgia Southern Jr
Tim Kimbrough LB Georgia Jr.
Jermaine Grace LB Miami (FL) rJr
Elijah Lee LB Kansas St Jr
Raekwon McMillan LB Ohio State Jr
Marcus Oliver LB Indiana Jr
Anthony Walker LB Northwestern rJr
Nyeem Wartman-White LB Penn State rJr
TJ Watt LB Wisconsin rJr

Defensive Backs
Cornerbacks(8)

Gareon Conley CB Ohio State rJr
Marlon Humphrey CB Alabama rSoph
Adoree Jackson CB Southern Cal Jr
Sidney Jones CB Washington Jr
Marshon Lattimore CB Ohio State rSoph
Teez Tabor CB Florida Jr
Howard Wilson CB Houston rSoph
Quincy Wilson CB Florida Jr

Safeties (7)
Jamal Adams S LSU Jr
Budda Baker S Washington Jr
Malik Hooker S Ohio State Jr
Josh Jones S N.C. State rJr
Montae Nicholson S Michigan St. Jr
Jabrill Peppers S Michigan rSoph
Marcus Williams S Utah Jr

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, Biletnikoff 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

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