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2017 NFL mix invitations: Ole Miss QB Chad Kelly among biggest snubs, surprises

Sometimes referred to as a NFL Draft Underwear Olympics, a annual NFL Scouting Combine is an event to compare quantifiable information with a prospect’s scouting report, including all from arm length to 40-yard lurch time.

The 2017 NFL Scouting Combine is scheduled for Feb. 28-March 6 in Indianapolis during Lucas Oil Stadium. Here is a central list of participants.

Even with 330 prospects invited to Indianapolis, there were several important omissions from a central list.

For prospects who did not accept an invitation, it’s not a finish for them. Last year, 38 players were drafted who did not attend during a 2016 combine, including one actor in a third turn (safety
Kevin Byard
) and dual fourth rounders (defensive lineman
David Onyemata
, parsimonious finish
Seth DeValve
).

Meanwhile, 117 players (35.2-percent) who were invited to a mix were not comparison in a 2016 NFL Draft.

Also new this year is a order that prevents players with past rapist issues to attend a combine. Once a actor is invited, he is theme to a credentials check. And that actor will be incompetent to attend if that hunt shows a misconduct or transgression self-assurance involving attack or use of a weapon, domestic violence, passionate offense and/or passionate assault.

Below is a relapse of a snubs and surprises during any position:

Quarterback

SNUB:
Chad Kelly
,
Ole Miss Rebels

Presumably since of his past off-field issues, Kelly will not be in Indianapolis. He has NFL arm strength, toughness and mobility, though his impression is a doubt mark. Still rehabbing from an ACL injury, Kelly wasn’t approaching to examination during a combine, though it is a missed event to talk with teams.

Kelly will not be in Indianapolis, and some consider it competence have to do with impression concerns.
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  • Ten other omissions: Alek Torgersen (Penn),
    Patrick Towles
    (
    Boston College Eagles
    ),
    Ryan Higgins
    (
    Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
    ),
    Gunner Kiel
    (Cincinnati),
    Zach Terrell
    (
    Western Michigan Broncos
    ),
    Brady Gustafson
    (Montana), Antonio Pipkin (Tiffin),
    Bart Houston
    (
    Wisconsin Badgers
    ),
    Nick Mullens
    (
    Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles
    ),
    Austin Appleby
    (
    Florida Gators
    )

SURPRISE:
Trevor Knight
, Texas AM

An
Oklahoma Sooners
transfer, Knight scored 29 sum touchdowns (19 passing, 10 rushing) for a Aggies as a senior. His unsuitable mechanics and decision-making mount out, though so does his athleticism, that he will uncover off in Indianapolis.

Running Back

SNUB:
Joe Mixon
, Oklahoma

With his 2014 off-field occurrence appearing large, Mixon will be a hotly debated awaiting this spring. And unfortunately for him, a mix won’t be an choice as he attempts to remonstrate a NFL group one terrible preference shouldn’t conclude him as a person.

Will an NFL group hurl a bones on Mixon?
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  • Ten other omissions:
    Joseph Yearby
    (Miami),
    Marcus Cox
    (
    Appalachian State Mountaineers
    ), I’Tavius Mathers (
    Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
    ), Tarean Folston (
    Notre Dame Fighting Irish
    ),
    Khalfani Muhammad
    (
    California Golden Bears
    ),
    Anthony Wales
    (Western Kentucky), Le’Shun Daniels (
    Iowa Hawkeyes
    ), Taquan Mizzell (
    Virginia Cavaliers
    ),
    Brandon Radcliff
    (
    Louisville Cardinals
    ),
    Matt Breida
    (
    Georgia Southern Eagles
    )

SURPRISE:
Chris Carson
,
Oklahoma State Cowboys

Carson finished third on a Cowboys in rush attempts (82) this past season, though maximized any lift with a 6.8 yards per rush normal and 9 touchdowns on a ground.

Wide Receiver

SNUB: Chad Williams, Grambling State

One of a risers entrance out of Senior Bowl week, Williams is a good-sized contestant with healthy receiving traits. Unfortunately for him, an detain final May for pot and firearm possession competence be a reason he won’t be means to continue that movement in Indianapolis.

 An detain final for pot and firearm possession competence be a reason Williams won’t be in Indianapolis.  
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  • Ten other omissions:
    Ishmael Zamora
    (
    Baylor Bears
    ), Damore’ea Stringfellow (Ole Miss),
    Tim Patrick
    (
    Utah Utes
    ),
    Austin Carr
    (
    Northwestern Wildcats
    ),
    R.J. Shelton
    (
    Michigan State Spartans
    ),
    Corey Smith
    (
    Ohio State Buckeyes
    ),
    Tim White
    (
    Arizona State Sun Devils
    ),
    DeAngelo Yancey
    (
    Purdue Boilermakers
    ),
    Geno Lewis
    (Oklahoma),
    Gehrig Dieter
    (
    Alabama Crimson Tide
    )

SURPRISE: Victor Bolden, Oregon State

Although he is small and a prolongation doesn’t locate your eye (46 catches, 542 yards, dual touchdowns in 2016), Bolden has speed to bake and should light adult a 40-yard dash.

Tight End

SNUB:
Blake Jarwin
, Oklahoma State

A former walk-on, Jarwin was underutilized as a “Cowboy” behind in Oklahoma State’s offense, though his tender jaunty traits are draftable.

  • Ten other omissions:
    Josiah Price
    (Michigan State),
    Jake Maulhardt
    (
    Wyoming Cowboys
    ), Phazahn Odom (Fordham), Taylor McNamara (USC),
    Billy Freeman
    (
    San Jose State Spartans
    ), Tyrone Swoops (Texas),
    Derrick Griffin
    (
    Texas Southern Tigers
    ), D.J. Dowdy (Cincinnati),
    Jacob Hollister
    (Wyoming),
    Barrett Burns
    (Appalachian State)

SURPRISE:
Scott Orndoff
,
Pittsburgh Panthers

With usually 23 career catches entering 2016, Orndoff done a many of his comparison deteriorate and captivated courtesy from NFL scouts, including after a career-game in a win over
Clemson Tigers
(nine catches, 128 yards, dual touchdowns).

Offensive Line

SNUB:
Erik Magnuson
,
Michigan Wolverines

With 37 career starts widespread between right tackle and both ensure spots, Magnuson has a versatile skill-set with a reduce physique athleticism to see NFL snaps.

Despite his versatility, Magnuson will not be in Indianapolis.  
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  • Ten other omissions:
    Jonathan McLaughlin
    (
    Virginia Tech Hokies
    ),
    Levon Myers
    (Northern Illinois), Jylan Ware (Alabama State),
    Richard Levy
    (
    Connecticut Huskies
    ),
    Greg Pyke
    (
    Georgia Bulldogs
    ),
    Tyler Catalina
    (Georgia),
    Kyle Kalis
    (Michigan),
    Evan Goodman
    (Arizona State),
    Cameron Tom
    (Southern Miss),
    Jon Heck
    (
    North Carolina Tar Heels
    )

SURPRISE:
Collin Buchanan
, Miami (Ohio)

A actor who looks a part, Buchanan needs to find consistency, though a NFL collection are appealing.

Pass Rusher

SNUB:
Hunter Dimick
, Utah

With 20 tackles for detriment and 14.5 sacks, Dimick had a career-year as a senior, though his prolongation is formed some-more on dispatch than ability and a miss of jaunty traits kept him from receiving a mix invite.

Despite carrying a career deteriorate and tallying 14.5 sacks, Dimick will not be in Indy.
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  • Ten other omissions:
    A.J. Jefferson
    (
    Mississippi State Bulldogs
    ),
    Keion Adams
    (Western Michigan), Lewis Neal (LSU), Pat O’Connor (Eastern Michigan), Deon Hollins (UCLA), Se’Von Pittman (Akron),
    Darius English
    (
    South Carolina Gamecocks
    ),
    Cameron Malveaux
    (
    Houston Cougars
    ), Terrence Waugh (
    Kent State Golden Flashes
    ),
    Corey Vereen
    (
    Tennessee Volunteers
    )

SURPRISE:
Ifeadi Odenigbo
, Northwestern

After a prolific comparison season, Odenigbo was ignored by a vital all-star games, though he will accept a possibility to try-out for NFL scouts in Indianapolis.

Defensive Line

SNUB:
DeAngelo Brown
, Louisville

With his clever hands and ball-tracking skills, Brown has a top physique energy to separate doubles and collects himself good in space to make stops, collecting a team-best 13 tackles for detriment as a senior.

  • Ten other omissions:
    Joey Ivie
    (Florida), Ralph Green (
    Indiana Hoosiers
    ), Travis Tuiloma (BYU),
    B.J. Singleton
    (Houston),
    Matthew Godin
    (Michigan), A.J. Wolf (
    Duke Blue Devils
    ),
    Adam Butler
    (
    Vanderbilt Commodores
    ),
    Josh Banks
    (
    Wake Forest Demon Deacons
    ),
    Woody Baron
    (Virginia Tech),
    Darius Hamilton
    (
    Rutgers Scarlet Knights
    )

SURPRISE:
Fadol Brown
, Ole Miss

With usually 4 starts and 2.5 sacks, Brown’s comparison year didn’t go utterly as planned, though he perceived an entice to Indy to showcase his skills for NFL teams.

Linebacker

SNUB:
Calvin Munson
,
San Diego State Aztecs

Although not chosen in any one area, Munson is a well-rounded linebacker who can urge a run, shell and dump in coverage with 7 career interceptions. This is a warn omission.

  • Ten other omissions:
    Elijah Lee
    (
    Kansas State Wildcats
    ), Dylan Cole (Missouri State),
    Steven Taylor
    (Houston), Javancy Jones (Jackson State), Tau Lotulelei (UNLV),
    Jimmie Gilbert
    (
    Colorado Buffaloes
    ),
    Psalm Wooching
    (
    Washington Huskies
    ), Keenan Gilchrist (Appalachian State), Paul Magloire (Arizona),
    Brandon Bell
    (
    Penn State Nittany Lions
    )

SURPRISE:
Blair Brown
,
Ohio Bobcats

It is easy to disremember him due to his small frame, though Brown flies all over a margin and has a shutting detonate that should interpret to his workouts during Lucas Oil Stadium.

Cornerback

SNUB:
Desmond Lawrence
, North Carolina

Lawrence doesn’t have ideal remarkable tingle or long-speed for a position, though he checks boxes with his height, length and rival inlet and should be in Indianapolis with a other cornerbacks in this class.

  • Ten other omissions:
    Jeremy Cutrer
    (Middle Tennessee),
    Dwayne Thomas
    (LSU), Aarion Penton (Missouri),
    Greg Mabin
    (Iowa),
    Brad Watson
    (Wake Forest), Michael Davis (BYU),
    Cole Luke
    (Notre Dame),
    Breon Borders
    (Duke),
    Najee Murray
    (Kent State),
    Brandon Wilson
    (Houston)

SURPRISE:
Jeremy Clark
, Michigan

Due to a Sep ACL injury, Clark has been a lost prospect, though he will have a event in Indianapolis to uncover he is entirely healthy and draftable.

Safety

SNUB:
Jordan Sterns
, Oklahoma State

With a team-best 101 tackles and 3 interceptions as a senior, Sterns had a 2016 deteriorate that warranted him a Senior Bowl invite, though it wasn’t adequate to get him to a combine.

  • Ten other omissions: Randall Goforth (UCLA),
    Fish Smithson
    (
    Kansas Jayhawks
    ),
    Dante Barnett
    (Kansas State),
    Demetrious Cox
    (Michigan State), Leon McQuay (USC),
    Damariay Drew
    (California),
    Zach Hoffpauir
    (
    Stanford Cardinal
    ),
    Weston Steelhammer
    (
    Air Force Falcons
    ),
    Tony Conner
    (Ole Miss),
    Dymonte Thomas
    (Michigan)

SURPRISE: Jamal Carter,
Miami (Fla.) Hurricanes

Often ignored by former reserve teammate
Rayshawn Jenkins
, Carter led a Hurricanes with 85 tackles in 2016 and was a comparison captain.

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