JB's Scouting 5 Combine Snubs

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  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    1. CB Korey Lindsey-Woods, Southern Illinois
    Okay we get that he is only 5'10 1/8 and it will keep him out of the top three rounds but had he been listed at 6'0 we believe he would have been invited. We saw plenty of tape while looking at RB Deji Karim we engulfed ourselves in tape on this kid but he didn't look this small on tape and we believe his height is not the problem some scouts feel it is. He can flip his hips quickly, closes on the ball, has great ball skills, and his reputation in FCS this past year kept teams from throwing to him so rare that he went from 6 picks in each of the two previous to seasons to only recording one this year, and that was in the final game of the season. He is a tough kid who can play man, cover ground quickly, and help you on special teams from day one. He will surprise some folks with his 40 and do like many non combine small school corners do and sky rocket up the board with a good pro day. And how do we know you ask? Well, he is explosive on tape and that translates to the drills, and if not it still translates to NFL fields and he will be fine. We believe he ends up in the 4th-5th round range and is the biggest snub of this year's draft by far. If you remember SIU RB Deji Karim last year who was snubbed for his team's punter and then went on to particpate in Northwestern's pro day, put up great numbers, and fly up the board with several team visits late then remember this. Lindsey signed with the same agent as Karim, will be at the Northwestern Pro Day, and is explosive as we noticed while evaluating Karim last September. We did the math and don't see how NFL teams will overlook him on draft day despite overlooking him when they went to vote on the Combine in December.

    2. CB Ryan Jones, Northwest Missouri State
    Jones was named the National Defensive Player of the Year by JBScouting.com and D2football.com on Tuesday and it's no mistake. He is big (5'11, 197) and runs well (4.40) as he showed last spring. The kid showed great ball skills, good hips, and improved physicality in the pass and run game this year. He was slowed early by a shoulder injury but came on strong to dominate a MIAA league that is always rich with NFL talent. His agent Greg Linton follows us on Twitter and no we aren't saying all of this to make him happy. To be honest we don't say anything to make anyone happy but yet give our opinion. This kid can play and we truly believe the 2010 first-team All-American, two-time All-MIAA selection, and #21 on the JBS Big Board should have been enough to get him in the Combine. If he runs in the 4.4s, as we expect, he should late anywhere from the 5th-7th round. Regardless of where he goes we believe he will make a roster and prove he should have been at the Combine over several names who probably won't be on one.\

    3. DE Markell Carter, Central Arkansas
    We begged several all-star games to bring Carter in and believe he has truly flown under the radar and will make some folks wish they looked at him, including the NFL. the 6'4, 248 pound All-Southland selection was not great on film as a junior and ran poorly (4.8s) we understand that but it doesn't mean you cut off the tape. If you watch the final five games or so he was unreal showing legit late round talent as a developmental pass rusher. He finished the 2010 season with 19 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, seven hurries, three forced fumbles, and four fumble recoveries (returning one for a touchdown) showing he can create turnovers, get to the quarterback, and disrupt a play in many ways He is another sleeper we believe will be on a roster and follow the long line of UCA ends (Jacob Ford, Larry Hart) who are currently playing in the NFL right now. He is a free agent right now but if he runs in the 4.7s like we believe he should hear his named called in the late rounds and regardless we believe he will be on an active roster or practice squad this fall.

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