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SolidGold 02-07-2012 02:27 PM

2012 NFL Combine Invite List w/ Underclassmen
 
http://www.nflcombine.net/players/official-invite-list

Tried posting the list but the formatting does not translate well

Duffman57 02-07-2012 04:35 PM

And.....the funny names come out...lol

Highlight names of this year are:
Adam Adams (Joe Adams)
Orlandus Branch (Andre Branch)
Rond'Trique Brooks (Ron Brooks, dont know who he is, but easily the best name there haha)
Byron Carter (Tank)
Kenneth Hemmingway (Junior)
Qualin Hightower (Dont'a)
Eugene Hilton (sounds like the name of a hotel, lol, but its TY's real name)
Uchechukwu Igwenagu (Emil, easily the hardest name to pronounce in the draft)
Asa Jackson (Highlight of this one, is he wants to go by ACE haha)
D'Andre Kirkpatrick (Dre)
Xiangdre Reliford (Beau)
La'Diviosia Robinson (Gerell)
Fozwhitt Whittaker (Fozzy, the name's just awesome in general)

A few big snubs from the list just off the top of my head:
Sammy Brown
Julian Miller
Kevin Kroger
Kavario Middleton
Jermarcus Hardwick (could've really helped himself here)
Donnie Fletcher
Aaron Henery
Levy Adcock

nfldraftnerd 02-07-2012 04:56 PM

Very interested to see how DPM performs. The combine could be the deciding factor whether he goes undrafted or not. I could see him sneaking into the 4th or 5th round with an impressive performance. The guy has a mountain to climb, but it can be done.

PossibleCabbage 02-07-2012 05:25 PM

"Xiangdre"? That's a new one on me. How do you say it? Does he have a Chinese ancestor somewhere? (Xiang being a not-uncommon Chinese surname.) There has to be a story behind that name.

TitanHope 02-07-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PossibleCabbage (Post 2852835)
"Xiangdre"? That's a new one on me. How do you say it? Does he have a Chinese ancestor somewhere? (Xiang being a not-uncommon Chinese surname.) There has to be a story behind that name.

Hopefully he has Chinese ancestry, cause that'd make the name interesting, but it's probably similar to adding "De" to "Ja" to the beginning of a name of another culture, such as JaJuan (Spanish) or DeAngelo (Greek/Italian). Only they put the culturally unique name first and added "Dre" to the end.

They should've gone with Sundre. Or Liudre! /dynastywarriors

OR! Xuandre, based off the Chinese name Xuande! That's perfect! Where was I 22 years ago? Oh, being born...that's right.

niel89 02-07-2012 07:48 PM

Interesting to see Chris Owusu going to the combine. I didn't know if he was going to pursue an pro career after some of the concussions that he's had. He should perform pretty well.

I like the coincidence that Luck is QB12 haha.

Duffman57 02-07-2012 08:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by niel89 (Post 2852992)
Interesting to see Chris Owusu going to the combine. I didn't know if he was going to pursue an pro career after some of the concussions that he's had. He should perform pretty well.

I like the coincidence that Luck is QB12 haha.

Didn't even notice that.

But Owusu i'm assuming is just hoping that the NFL DB's dont hate his guts like the college ones did. I swear i dont know what people had against this kid, but he just kept getting shot to the head after shot to the head. He had to've been knocked out strait on the field like 6 or 7 times....lol

jimmylishis 02-08-2012 12:19 PM

Tramain Thomas is a huge snub. I know there are guys on this board that have him rated as an early 2nd round pick. I'm really glad he didn't make the list because he would have exploded up teams' draft boards. Hopefully now he'll be there for the vikes to snag in the late rounds.

brat316 02-08-2012 12:34 PM

Adrian Robinson didn't make it, lame.

Shane P. Hallam 02-08-2012 01:04 PM

I am astounded Adcock and Fletcher didn't get invites...

ncst8fan83 02-08-2012 01:58 PM

Surprised George Bryan didn't make it and Markus Kuhn did. I think Kuhn will turn some heads. Very solid player.

Arrowhead_Nation 02-08-2012 02:38 PM

No Nick Jean-Baptiste? He's not even ranked by Scott on here.

iowatreat54 02-08-2012 02:40 PM

What what Iowa 7 invites, tied for 2nd most in the Big Ten.

That's right, we have so much talent getting invited to the NFL that we compiled a huge 15 wins the last 2 years with that talent. Holla!!!

thebow305 02-08-2012 04:04 PM

The Mia boys are definitely going to open some eyes, especially Marcus Forston IMO.

Caulibflower 02-08-2012 04:08 PM

Any word on what drills prospects intend to compete in? I assume that'll come out later, but there's always injuries and a few prospects who end up not running the 40 and others. Everyone wants to know a guy's 40 time.

kalbears13 02-09-2012 01:55 AM

Fozwhitt Whittaker Wins.

Grizzlegom 02-09-2012 08:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shane P. Hallam (Post 2853736)
I am astounded Adcock and Fletcher didn't get invites...

These two and Brandon Brooks are easily my biggest, highest rated snubs.

For Owusu, he's been cleared by NFL head/neck specialists so he's planning to pursue an NFL career and should be at the combine and everything.

Big Bird 02-09-2012 08:45 AM

The goal of the people that send out invitations to the Combine is now to invite every player that will be drafted.

Now, they obviously miss some people every year, but I'm fairly positive this is the largest group going yet. In other words, it doesn't bode well for those who weren't invited...

PossibleCabbage 02-09-2012 12:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Big Bird (Post 2854567)
The goal of the people that send out invitations to the Combine is now to invite every player that will be drafted.

Has the invitation process really changed? I thought it was still "if a certain number of NFL teams express an interest in seeing you at the combine, you get invited."

Shane P. Hallam 02-09-2012 01:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PossibleCabbage (Post 2854778)
Has the invitation process really changed? I thought it was still "if a certain number of NFL teams express an interest in seeing you at the combine, you get invited."

That is still the process.

Duffman57 02-09-2012 11:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PossibleCabbage (Post 2854778)
Has the invitation process really changed? I thought it was still "if a certain number of NFL teams express an interest in seeing you at the combine, you get invited."

Well, if teams are interested enough to draft a guy, their probably going to be enough interest to see how the guy does at the combine...Kinda the same process just put in different terms...

Caddy 02-10-2012 01:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kalbears13 (Post 2854510)
Fozwhitt Whittaker Wins.



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