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    No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    So far. The list has been compiled by Sporting News but is not final. It does not include early declaring players (ISU would have none) and some seniors.

    Not necessarily unexpected but I thought Reggie might have got a look. Hopefully he will impress at our pro day.

    2010 NFL Scouting Combine invitees - Sporting News staff reports - College Football - Sporting News

    Thirty-two invited to combine from Big 12 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by d4nim4l View Post
    So far. The list has been compiled by Sporting News but is not final. It does not include early declaring players (ISU would have none) and some seniors.

    Not necessarily unexpected but I thought Reggie might have got a look. Hopefully he will impress at our pro day.

    2010 NFL Scouting Combine invitees - Sporting News staff reports - College Football - Sporting News

    Thirty-two invited to combine from Big 12 - Big 12 Blog - ESPN
    I really don't get that one, I would have assumed that Stephen would have at least been invited.



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    I'm surprised Jesse Smith on the pure fact that he was 1st Team All Big XII would not at least get invited so teams could take a closer look.



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by jburke View Post
    I really don't get that one, I would have assumed that Stephen would have at least been invited.
    It's not that big of a deal really. It just shows how important the Pro days are to these players and the NFL scouts as well. They'll get looks.

    Chad


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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by PGreen ISU '92 View Post
    I'm surprised Jesse Smith on the pure fact that he was 1st Team All Big XII would not at least get invited so teams could take a closer look.
    I don't know where to find a list but I think there have been quite a few "drafted" players that weren't invited to the combine. Which can sometimes be much like a popularity contest really. Lots of the kids that get invited opt out of running there preferring to run at home in their Campus Pro days.

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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by cmhawks99 View Post
    I don't know where to find a list but I think there have been quite a few "drafted" players that weren't invited to the combine. Which can sometimes be much like a popularity contest really. Lots of the kids that get invited opt out of running there preferring to run at home in their Campus Pro days.

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    Agreed. You almost wonder sometimes if invitees are determined before all is said and done each season.

    In years we have been down we usually get 20ish scouts to our pro day so Reggie will get his shot to be noticed.



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    I did find this…………………..

    ””””Roughly one-third of the players who are invited to the combine aren't drafted”””””

    and this………………….


    ”””””A couple dozen players who aren't invited are drafted each year. From 1999 to 2007, nearly 190 players who weren't invited to the combine were drafted. Dozens more non-invitees latched on to teams as free agents.”””””””

    At this link…………………………

    http://www.nfl.com/combine/story?id=09000d5d80ec172d&template=with-video-with-comments&confirm=true


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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Crap!!



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    So what?
    What does it matter?



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    I love Jesse Smith to death, but he's not an NFL caliber LB. Sorry.



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by clonedude View Post
    I love Jesse Smith to death, but he's not an NFL caliber LB. Sorry.
    In the box he is very darn good, Probably not fast enuff sideline to sideline, but sometimes people surprise. Ray Lewis isn't as "fast" as you'd think but he sure looks the part based on instincts, film study and just being one heck of an Lber. Not saying Jesse is Ray of course, just saying...........

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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    I think Jesse will be asked to tryout and possibly picked up as a free agent after the draft. He lacks speed and height, at least compared to other NFL LB'rs.



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    This is kind of a bummer but its not a big deal really. I think we have a couple guys that will get a shot to make it. The thing about the combine is that its a double edged sword, some guys make a name for themselves and some guys flop. I think the combine is going to become less and less of a big deal with each coming year.



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Just imagine what this coaching staff will do if you gave them a handfull if NFL quality players. I'm pumped !!



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    Re: No ISU Players Invited to NFL Combine

    Quote Originally Posted by heitclone View Post
    This is kind of a bummer but its not a big deal really. I think we have a couple guys that will get a shot to make it. The thing about the combine is that its a double edged sword, some guys make a name for themselves and some guys flop. I think the combine is going to become less and less of a big deal with each coming year.

    I get your thinking but I'm not sure that is 100% accurate. The combine appears to get bigger and bigger every year, with it's own viewer ship, advertising and team of analysts.

    With that said I do think the Pro days are as important if not more so especially for the uninvited (obviously) but also the guys who stumbled at the combine. The scouts do take the Pro days seriously and seem to give them at least equal weight when it comes right down to it.

    Chad



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