Blog by Josh Buchanan for TonySoftli.com

Each year all-star games take place in January well before pro days and combines so there is no guarantee that a player selected to them will test well at their pro day.  The 2016 NFLPA Bowl featured 19 NFL Combine invites so it was vital that the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl recruit the best football players and athletes in order to push the game over the hump of 20 plus players drafted.

 

This year’s roster featured more test freaks than ever before and most of them weren’t at the NIC/NFL Scouting Combine.  Out of the 38 players who tested well and of that group only Ricardo Louis, Mekale McKay, Ben Braunecker, Beau Sandland, Temarrick Hemingway, and Antwaun Woods were invited to the NIC/NFL Combine.  With just 6 of the 19 who attended the event being considered test freaks it opens the door for the game to potentially be able to boast they had as many draft picks who did not attend the combine as they did players who were at the event.

A few interesting notes to keep in mind is that 8 of them ran in the 4.3’s at the combine or their pro day and that 6 of them jumped 40 or more inches in the vertical jump.   Below is the full list of NFLPA Collegiate Bowl draft prospects that displayed outstanding spring numbers and several may hear their names called next weekend in Chicago at the NFL Draft.  For sure they will be on NFL teams opening day rosters for the 2016 season!

 

Pos First Name Last Name School HT WT 40 Time 10 20 VJ BJ SS 3-cone Hand Arm Wing Reps
OLB Jatavis Brown Akron 5107 227 4.42/4.45 1.53 2.60 35.5 10’5 4.31 7.19 9 31 74 1/2 33
FS Doug Middleton Appalachian State 5116 209 4.47/4.53 1.56 2.55 38.5 10’11 4.38 6.93 8 7/8 30 1/8 73 1/2 18
WR Ricardo Louis Auburn 6016 212 4.39/4.43 1.57 2.61 38.0 11’0 4.32 7.07 9 1/2 32 3/8 77 1/2 18
CB Josh Atkinson Azusa Pacific 5115 192 4.40/4.52 1.53 2.68 36.0 9’9 4.61 7.13 8 3/8 30 1/4 75 16
CB Donte Deayon Boise State 5087 158 4.56/4.57 1.61 2.64 37.5 10’7 4.20 6.78 8 1/2 29 3/8 71 1/4 12
WR Bryce Treggs California 5113 190 4.36/4.42 1.53 2.58 34.0 10’2 4.19 7.00 9 1/8 30 7/8 74 5/8 16
DT Greg Milhouse Campbell 6013 295 4.90/4.92 1.64 2.85 33.5 9’3 4.68 7.94 10 5/8 32 1/4 79 26
WR Mekale McKay Cincinnati 6035 206 4.56/4.61 1.53 2.69 37.5 10’3 4.29 7.09 9 1/2 30 5/8 73 5/8 12
WR Max McCaffrey Duke 6020 196 4.43/4.47 1.54 2.60 36.5 10’2 4.15 7.09 9 32 1/2 77 1/2 9
RB Darius Jackson Eastern Michigan 6000 220 4.38/4.41 1.56 2.51 41.0 11’1 4.29 6.87 8 5/8 31 5/8 78 20
OT Clay DeBord Eastern Washington 6061 302 5.00/5.05 1.76 2.93 30.5 8’10 4.37 7.59 10 33 1/8 81 1/4 18
OLB Akil Blount Florida A&M 6022 245 4.60/4.62 1.63 2.50 40.0 9’5 4.24 7.15 9 33 78 30
CB Charles Washington Fresno State 5102 190 4.46/4.50 1.58 2.56 41.0 10’5 4.48 7.23 9 5/8 30 3/8 73 1/2 18
TE Ben Braunecker Harvard 6033 251 4.66/4.73 1.59 2.65 37.5 10’1 4.20 6.90 9 1/2 32 3/4 79 1/4 20
ILB Elandon Roberts Houston 5113 234 4.59/4.60 1.67 2.64 36.0 10’0 4.26 7.20 9 3/8 30 5/8 72 1/2 25
DT Tyler Kuder Idaho State 6032 307 5.19/5.27 1.76 3.01 28.0 8’4 4.80 8.26 9 3/4 32 3/8 79 1/8 31
OLB Myke Tavarres Incarnate Word 6013 230 4.72/4.82 1.67 2.72 36.5 10’7 4.51 7.18 8 7/8 29 5/8 75 1/2 15
CB Adairius Barnes Louisiana Tech 5106 179 4.53/4.57 1.56 2.59 41.5 10’6 4.08 6.82 8 3/4 29 5/8 74 3/8 14
TE Beau Sandland Montana State 6044 252 4.67/4.73 1.67 2.76 35.0 10’4 4.33 7.10 10 1/8 34 1/4 82 3/4 23
OLB Ian Seau Nevada 6021 250 4.71/4.75 1.64 2.75 34.5 9’9 4.51 7.34 10 31 1/4 77 1/4 22
RB Don Jackson Nevada 5100 205 4.47/4.52 1.59 2.62 38.5 9’10 4.34 7.09 9 3/8 29 3/4 71 1/2 15
RB Jhurell Pressley New Mexico 5101 206 4.38/4.41 1.44 2.57 33.5 9’9 4.15 7.01 9 1/4 32 74 1/2 25
CB Winston Rose New Mexico State 5112 177 4.45/4.49 1.50 2.45 36.0 10’3 4.22 6.72 9 3/8 32 3/8 74 1/2 10
CB CJ Smith North Dakota State 5110 188 4.55/4.58 1.58 2.63 39.0 10’11 4.31 7.00 9 1/2 31 5/8 76 7
CB Makinton Dorleant Northern Iowa 5106 177 4.39/4.40 1.53 2.53 39.0 10’3 4.45 7.03 8 3/4 30 1/8 74 5/8 16
DT Kyle Peko Oregon State 6010 298 5.08/5.17 1.80 2.97 32.5 9’8 4.50 7.30 9 1/4 32 3/4 75 5/8 31
TE Temarrick Hemingway South Carolina State 6047 241 4.66/4.71 1.67 2.76 30.5 9’7 4.31 6.88 10 34 81 18
NT Antwaun Woods Southern California 6001 318 5.00/5.05 1.75 2.89 27.5 8’8 5.09 9 5/8 31 75
CB Kalan Reed Southern Mississippi 5111 192 4.47/4.50 1.57 2.55 41.5 10’2 4.17 7.05 9 31 3/8 76 1/4 11
WR Mike Thomas Southern Mississippi 6012 193 4.53/4.55 1.59 2.62 36.0 10’6 4.26 7.06 9 3/8 31 3/8 75 1/2 16
C Kyle Friend Temple 6005 295 5.08/5.10 1.71 2.86 28.5 8’6 4.69 7.48 10 5/8 31 7/8 72 1/8 41
WR Devin Fuller UCLA 6000 194 4.38/4.39 1.59 2.59 36.0 10’4 4.07 7.03 9 1/2 30 1/2 74 1/2
WR Jaydon Mickens Washington 5097 174 4.53/4.54 1.57 2.62 35.5 10’1 3.93 6.62 9 28 7/8 70 5/8 13
DT Destiny Vaeao Washington State 6037 295 5.19/5.22 1.77 2.95 35.5 9’0 4.56 7.73 10 32 1/2 77 3/8 27
WR Dom Williams Washington State 6025 198 4.38/4.42 1.58 2.59 40.5 10’5 4.28 7.04 8 1/2 33 1/4 76 1/2 11
DT Helva Matungulu Western Carolina 6053 296 5.09/5.12 1.77 2.90 28.5 8’11 4.62 7.84 10 1/8 34 3/8 83 1/8 25
CB Prince Charles Iworah Western Kentucky 5097 192 4.32/4.36 1.54 2.52 38.5 10’8 4.52 7.12 9 1/2 31 5/8 74 1/2 25
ILB Luke Rhodes William & Mary 6015 236 4.71/4.75 1.63 2.76 35.0 9’10 4.32 7.13 10 1/8 29 7/8 74 7/8 29

 

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