Earlier today the NFL released its official NFL Combine list and with that 328 draft eligible prospects are now set to take part in the 2012 NFL Combine in Indianapolis at the end of the month. The NFL Combine is an important tool in the evaluation process due to it being the first time for many players to get official heights, weights, and athletic testing done in front of NFL Scouts and Personnel people.
These official numbers may not move you up from a 3rd Round grade to a 1st Round grade but it may give somebody enough credence to take another look at the tape or to get you over the hump from a 2nd-3rd Round grade to a solid 2nd Round grade.
Just like with any list that comes out there will be some people left off and this article is intended to identify those snubs. This isn’t the end all be all for those prospects listed below, there are always prospects who don’t get combine invites but do get drafted. However if we had our way these 29 would of gotten in over some of the other choice.
QB Alex Tanney-Monmouth
RB Lance Dunbar-North Texas
RB Jason Ford-Illinois
RB Bobby Rainey-Western Kentucky
FB Bruce Figgins-UGA
FB Chad Diehl-Clemson
WR Thomas Mayo-California (Pa.)
TE Kevin Kroger-Michigan
TE Chase Ford-Miami
TE George Bryan-NC State
TE Josh Chichester-Louisville
OT Levy Adcock-Oklahoma State
OT Mike Ryan-UConn
OT Blake DeChristopher-Virginia Tech
OG Derek Dennis-Temple
DE Vince Brown-Northwestern
DE Adrian Hamilton-Prairie View A&M
DE Ryan Davis-Bethune-Cookman
ILB Chris Marve-Vanderbilt
ILB Korey Williams-Southern Miss
CB Keith Tandy-West Virginia
CB Tashaun Gipson-Wyoming
CB Donnie Fletcher-Boston College
SAF Aaron Henry-Wisconsin
SAF Corey Mosley-UVA
SAF Tramain Thomas-Arkansas
The NFL Combine will run from February 22nd through the 28th. For a full schedule click here, you can also tune in and watch the event yourself everyday on the NFL Network.