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NFL Combine – Top 5 Defensive Prospect Workouts by Positions

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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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Linebackers
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.

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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.

NFL Teams Designate Seven Franchise Players

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NFL Teams Designate Franchise Players

The NFL deadline to franchise or transition players prior to the Free Agency period on March 9th ended today. A total of seven players were named franchise players by their respective teams with two players, Washington QB Kirk Cousins and Pittsburgh RB Le’Veon Bell given the exclusive franchise label, meaning only their current club can speak to them related to a long term contract. Other teams can not negotiate a new contract with either player. Current clubs can listen to trade offers beginning March 9th the start of the new NFL Free Agency and Trading period.

Photo - DE Jason Pierre Paul - Giants

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The five other non-exclusive franchise label potential free agents were all defensive players. DEs Chandler Jones of Arizona and Jason Pierre-Paul of the Giants, DT Kawann Short of Carolina, OLB Melvin Ingram of LA Chargers and CB Trumaine Johnson of LA Rams were all tagged and can speak to other clubs, but face steep conditions. Any signing would grant the current team, two 1st round picks if they did not match any offer. Few franchise players sign with new teams due to the high cost in both draft choices and salary contract.

NFL 2017 Scouting Combine - Player Schedule

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NFL Scouting Combine

The best college football players are invited to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, In. This year 330 players will show up for extensive testing over a week as a critical part of the scouting progress for the NFL Draft. Top executives, coaching staffs, Player Personnel departments and Medical personnel from all 32 NFL teams will be on hand to evaluate the nation’s top college players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft. This intense, four-day job interview is an exciting time for the athletes and a vital step in achieving their dreams of playing in the NFL.

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With increasing interest in the NFL draft, the scouting combine has grown in scope and significance, allowing personnel directors to evaluate upcoming prospects in a standardized setting. Its origins have evolved from the National, BLESTO and Quadra Scouting organizations in 1977 to the media event it has become today.

Photo - WR 'Zay' Jones - East Carolina

Athletes attend by invitation only. Implications of an athlete's performance during the combine can affect their draft status and salary, and ultimately their career. The draft has popularized the term "workout warrior", whereby an athlete's "draft stock" is increased based on superior measurable qualities such as size, speed, and strength, despite having an average or sub-par college career.

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

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

Player Group Schedule
DAY 1 ARRIVALS*: Group 1 (PK, ST, OL), Group 2 (OL), Group 3 (RB)
Tuesday - February 28 - Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Overflow Testing ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Wednesday - March 1 - Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Overflow Testing ~ Interviews
Thursday - March 2 - Psychological Testing ~ NFLPA Meeting ~ PK/ST Workout ~ Media ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Friday - March 3 - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

DAY 2 ARRIVALS*: Group 4 (QB, WO), Group 5 (QB, WO), Group 6 (TE)
Wednesday March 1 - Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~
Overflow Testing ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Thursday - March 2 - Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Overflow Testing ~ Interviews
Friday - March 3 - Psychological Testing ~ NFLPA Meeting ~ Media ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Saturday - March 4 - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure

DAY 3 ARRIVALS*: Group 7 (DL), Group 8 (DL), Group 9 (LB)
Thursday - March 2 - Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~
Overflow Testing ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Friday - March 3 - Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Overflow Testing ~ Interviews
Saturday - March 4 - Psychological Testing ~ NFLPA Meeting ~ Media ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Sunday - March 5 - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure

DAY 4 ARRIVALS: Group 10 (DB), Group 11 (DB)
Friday - March 3 - Travel to Indianapolis* ~ Registration ~ Hospital Pre-Exam & X-rays ~ Overflow Testing ~ Orientation ~ Interviews
Saturday - March 4 - Measurements ~ Medical Examinations ~ Overflow Testing ~ Interviews
Sunday - March 5 - Psychological Testing ~ NFLPA Meeting ~ Media ~ Bench Press ~ Interviews
Monday - March 6 - On-Field Workout (timing, stations, skill drills) ~ Departure from Indianapolis

* Select players from any Group may arrive one day prior to their scheduled date listed above in order to assist with medical scheduling. This will be based on flight schedules and medical tests only and no players arriving early will have advanced contact with teams.

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.

Tests/ Evaluations include:
40-yard dash
Bench press (225 lbs. repetitions)
Vertical jump
Broad jump
20 yard shuttle
3 cone drill
60-yard shuttle
Position-specific drills

Interviews – each team is allowed 60 interviews in 15-minute intervals
Physical measurements
Injury evaluation
Drug screen
The Cybex test
The Wonderlic test

NFL Office Awards 32 Compensatory Draft Selections

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NFL Office Awards 32 Compensatory Selections

As usual a total of 32 compensatory choices have been awarded to NFL teams losing more free agents than they signed last year. This year 16 teams were awarded the selections with the majority of the choices placed at the end of the 3rd thru 5th rounds.

Under the rules for compensatory draft choices, teams losing more or better compensatory free agents than it acquires in the previous year is eligible to receive compensatory draft picks.

The compensatory picks will be positioned within the third through seventh rounds based on the value of the compensatory free agents lost. This year a record 11 compensatory selections are placed at the end of the 3rd round with the Miami Dolphins holding the first choice with the 97th overall selection. The 4th round has 6 picks and the 5th round added 9 selections meaning that 26 of the 32 choices were granted in the top 186 overall draft selections.

Compensatory free agents are determined by a formula based on salary, playing time and postseason honors. The formula was developed by the NFL Management Council. Not every free agent lost or signed by a club is covered by this formula.

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The Collective Bargaining Agreement limits the number of compensatory selections to the number of clubs then in the League (32). This year, four clubs: the Los Angeles Rams (one pick), the Green Bay Packers (one pick), the Pittsburgh Steelers (two picks), and the Arizona Cardinals (three picks) qualified for compensatory selections under the net loss formula, but will not receive those picks because the final numerical values of the CFAs who were lost by those clubs ranked 33rd through 39th among the final numerical values of all compensatory selections. Each of those four clubs will receive compensatory selections for other CFAs lost whose final numerical values ranked within the top 32.

This year compensatory picks may be traded, a new rule change approved by clubs in 2015 that permits these draft picks to be traded beginning this spring. In addition, the Giants were penalized in January for the Walkie-Talkie violation with their 4th round selection moved to the back of the round. The final number draft order moves the Giants 4th round selection from the 130th overall pick to the 140th choice. In addition, both the team and HC Ben McAdoo were fined.

The following 2017 compensatory draft picks have been determined by the NFL Management Council for the 2017 NFL Draft, which will be held on April 27-29 in Philadelphia:

2017 Compensatory Draft Picks
Third Round
Round Choice/Overall Selection

33rd pick of third round; 97th overall: Miami
34th pick of third round; 98th overall: Carolina
35th pick of third round; 99th overall: Baltimore
36th pick of third round; 100th overall: Los Angeles Rams
37th pick of third round; 101st overall: Denver
38th pick of third round; 102nd overall: Seattle
39th pick of third round; 103rd overall: Cleveland
40th pick of third round; 104th overall: Kansas City
41st pick of third round; 105th overall: Pittsburgh
42nd pick of third round; 106th overall: Seattle
43rd pick of third round; 107th overall: New York Jets

Fourth Round
32nd pick of fourth round; 138th overall: Cincinnati
33rd pick of fourth round; 139th overall: Cleveland
Giants pick moved from 130th overall to the 140th overall selection
35th pick of fourth round; 141st overall: Los Angeles Rams
36th pick of fourth round; 142nd overall: Cleveland
37th pick of fourth round; 143rd overall: San Francisco
38th pick of fourth round; 144th overall: Indianapolis

Fifth Round
33rd pick of fifth round; 178th overall: Cincinnati
34th pick of fifth round; 179th overall: Denver
35th pick of fifth round; 180th overall: Miami
36th pick of fifth round; 181st overall: Arizona
37th pick of fifth round; 182nd overall: Kansas City
38th pick of fifth round; 183rd overall: Cleveland
39th pick of fifth round; 184th overall: Green Bay
40th pick of fifth round; 185th overall: New England
41st pick of fifth round; 186th overall: Miami

Sixth Round
33rd pick of the sixth round; 218th overall: Kansas City
34th pick of the sixth round; 219th overall: Cincinnati
35th pick of the sixth round; 220th overall: Kansas City

Seventh Round
33rd pick of the seventh round; 253rd overall: Cincinnati
34th pick of the seventh round; 254th overall: Denver
35th pick of the seventh round; 255th overall: Denver

The compensatory free agents lost and signed in 2016 by the clubs that will receive compensatory picks in the 2017 Draft:

Free Agents By Teams - Gains/Losses
ARIZONA
Lost: Rashad Johnson; Ted Larsen; Bobby Massie; Bradley Sowell; Sean Weatherspoon; Corey White
Gained: Tyvon Branch; Evan Mathis

BALTIMORE
Lost: Kelechi Osemele; Matt Schaub; Courtney Upshaw
Gained: Benjamin Watson; Eric Weddle

CAROLINA
Lost: Josh Norman; Brad Nortman
Gained: Gino Gradkowski

CINCINNATI
Lost: Marvin Jones; Emmanuel Lamur; Reggie Nelson; Mohamed Sanu; Andre Smith

CLEVELAND
Lost: Johnson Bademosi; Travis Benjamin; Tashaun Gipson; Alex Mack; Craig Robertson; Mitchell Schwartz
Gained: Demario Davis

DENVER
Lost: David Bruton; Vernon Davis; Ryan Harris; Malik Jackson; Evan Mathis; Brock Osweiler; Danny Trevathan
Gained: Jared Crick; Russell Okung; Donald Stephenson

GREEN BAY
Lost: Casey Hayward; Scott Tolzien

INDIANAPOLIS
Lost: Coby Fleener; Jerrell Freeman; Dwight Lowery
Gained: Patrick Robinson; Scott Tolzien

KANSAS CITY
Lost: Jeff Allen; Tyvon Branch; Chase Daniel; Sean Smith; Donald Stephenson
Gained: Mitchell Schwartz

LOS ANGELES RAMS
Lost: Nick Fairley; Janoris Jenkins; Rodney McLeod

MIAMI
Lost: Rishard Matthews; Lamar Miller; Derrick Shelby; Kelvin Sheppard; Olivier Vernon
Gained: Isa Abdul-Quddus; Andre Branch

NEW ENGLAND
Lost: Akiem Hicks; Tavon Wilson
Gained: Shea McClellin

NEW YORK JETS
Lost: Demario Davis; Damon Harrison; Chris Ivory
Gained: Matt Forte; Steve McLendon

PITTSBURGH
Lost: Kelvin Beachum; Antwon Blake; Will Johnson; Steve McLendon; Sean Spence
Gained: Ladarius Green; Ryan Harris

SAN FRANCISCO
Lost: Alex Boone

SEATTLE
Lost: Bruce Irvin; Brandon Mebane; Russell Okung; J.R. Sweezy
Gained: Bradley Sowell; J'Marcus Webb

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 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

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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.

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