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Top 100 prospects not invited to combine

— By Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange —

While 326 NFL prospects, and their agents, were glad to see their name on the official invitation list that went out Tuesday for the Scouting Combine, which takes place February 27-to-March 5 in Indianapolis, the mathematical reality check is that only about 66 percent of them will even be drafted.

That isn’t too surprising considering the simple math — 326 invitees and only about 255 or 256 draft spots. So over the last five years, an average of 110 combine goers was not drafted.
On the other hand, during that same time, an average of 34 college hopefuls not invited to the combine were still drafted.
That included a high of 41 in 2014 and a low of 28 last year. Here is the breakdown.
2013 — 31
2014 — 32
2015 — 41
2016 — 38
2017 — 28
With that in mind, we offer here NFLDraftscout.com’s top 100 rated players not on the combine invitation list, which, if all goes according to form, means 34 of these players have a good chance to be drafted.

Even if they are not, there is evidence every year that prospects who are invited and are undrafted still make an impact in the NFL. In Super Bowl LII Sunday, running back Corey Clement caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown to help the Philadelphia Eagles shock the New England Patriots, 41-33. He also was the middle man in the Philly Special, the trick play on which quarterback Nick Foles caught a touchdown.

Last year at this time, he did receive an invite to the combine. However, the 5-foot-10, 220-pound back, who spent most of his Wisconsin career in the shadow of Melvin Gordon, was timed in only 4.68 seconds over 40 yards and his vertical jump was only 28.5 inches. So he was undrafted, which may have been an advantage over being selected in the late rounds. He chose to sign his rookie free agent contract with the Eagles.

And this year he is awaiting his Super Bowl ring.

So, the invites are interesting to many and exciting to those who get them. But it is just part of the process.

Here is NFLDraftScout.com’s list of the Top 100 players not invited to the combine.
* underclassman
Overall, Pos Rank, Player, College, Pos, Hgt, Wgt, Projected
120, 14, Poona Ford, Texas, DT, 6-0, 306, 3-4
128, 5, Trayvon Henderson, Hawaii, SS, 6-0, 204, 4
182, 15, Zachary Crabtree, Oklahoma State, OT, 6-6, 318, 5
200, 11, Adam Breneman, Massachusetts, TE, 6-4, 241, 5-6
201, 26, Daurice Fountain, Northern Iowa, WR, 6-2, 210, 5-6
205, 20, P. J. Hall, Sam Houston State, DT, 6-0, 308, 6
221, 13, Tony Adams, North Carolina State, OG, 6-2, 314, 6-7
226, 20, Ito Smith, Southern Miss, RB, 5-09, 201, 6-7
229, 7, Bradley Bozeman, Alabama, C, 6-5, 317, 6-7
230, 28, Arrion Springs, Oregon, CB, 5-11, 205, 6-7
237, 3, Austin Ramesh, Wisconsin, FB, 6-1, 249, 7
239, 19, *Zach Sieler, Ferris State, DE, 6-5, 290, 7
241, 13, Cam Serigne, Wake Forest, TE, 6-2, 240, 7
243, 20, Justin Lawler, Southern Methodist, DE, 6-4, 264, 7
244, 15, Cody OConnell, Washington State, OG, 6-9, 365, 7
250, 22, Phillip Lindsay, Colorado, RB, 5-07, 185, 7
252, 23, Jamiyus Pittman, Central Florida, DT, 6-1, 284, 7
255, 11, Tray Matthews, Auburn, SS, 6-0, 209, 7
261, 32, Deatrick Nichols, South Florida, CB, 5-09, 186, 7-FA
262, 15, John Wolford, Wake Forest, QB, 6-1, 200, 7-FA
264, 12, Cole Reyes, North Dakota, SS, 6-1, 216, 7-FA
270, 5, Joe Zema, Incarnate Word, P, 6-0, 207, 7-FA
273, 21, Joe Ostman, Central Michigan, DE, 6-2, 248, 7-FA
274, 10, Kamari Cotton-Moya, Iowa State, FS, 6-1, 198, 7-FA
276, 16, Shane Wimann, Northern Illinois, TE, 6-3, 250, 7-FA
277, 25, Greg Gilmore, LSU, DT, 6-4, 318, 7-FA
278, 34, Heath Harding, Miami (OH), CB, 5-10, 191, 7-FA
280, 4, Griffin Oakes, Indiana, K, 5-10, 198, 7-FA
281, 23, Tre Williams, Auburn, OLB, 6-2, 238, 7-FA
284, 11, *Frank Ginda, San Jose State, ILB, 5-11, 245, 7-FA
286, 22, Andrew Ankrah, James Madison, DE, 6-3, 248, 7-FA
291, 17, *Kyle Allen, Houston, QB, 6-2, 211, 7-FA
292, 4, Khalid Hill, Michigan, FB, 6-1, 265, 7-FA
293, 22, Jeromy Irwin, Colorado, OT, 6-5, 300, 7-FA
295, 11, Secdrick Cooper, Louisiana Tech, FS, 6-0, 208, 7-FA
299, 23, Marcell Frazier, Missouri, DE, 6-4, 261, 7-FA
301, 24, Joel Lanning, Iowa State, OLB, 6-1, 232, 7-FA
302, 27, Christian LaCouture, LSU, DT, 6-4, 290, 7-FA
303, 12, Nyles Morgan, Notre Dame, ILB, 6-1, 235, 7-FA
304, 19, *Maea Teuhema, SE Louisiana, OG, 6-4, 315, 7-FA
305, 18, Deon Yelder, Western Kentucky, TE, 6-3, 256, 7-FA
306, 24, Ebenezer Ogundeko, Tenn. St., DE, 6-2, 241, 7-FA
307, 36, Steve Ishmael, Syracuse, WR, 6-1, 209, 7-FA
308, 37, Aaron Davis, Georgia, CB, 6-0, 195, 7-FA
312, 5, Garrett Dickerson, Northwestern, FB, 6-2, 248, 7-FA
314, 28, Will Geary, Kansas State, DT, 6-0, 306, 7-FA
316, 14, Trey Marshall, Florida State, SS, 5-11, 206, 7-FA
317, 23, Brett Kendrick, Tennessee, OT, 6-5, 318, 7-FA
318, 19, Nick Stevens, Colorado State, QB, 6-3, 203, 7-FA
319, 19, Deandre Goolsby, Florida, TE, 6-4, 241, 7-FA
320, 25, Demetrius Cooper, Michigan State, DE, 6-4, 249, 7-FA
321, 27, Dalyn Dawkins, Colorado State, RB, 5-07, 180, 7-FA
322, 20, Tyrone Crowder, Clemson, OG, 6-1, 340, 7-FA
325, 13, Quentin Poling, Ohio, ILB, 6-0, 239, 7-FA
326, 13, Nick Orr, Texas Christian, FS, 5-10, 190, 7-FA
328, 24, Jake Campos, Iowa State, OT, 6-7, 300, 7-FA
329, 10, Jake Bennett, Colorado State, C, 6-3, 295, 7-FA
330, 39, Trent Sherfield, Vanderbilt, WR, 6-0, 205, 7-FA
332, 20, Ethan Wolf, Tennessee, TE, 6-6, 248, 7-FA
337, 27, Matthew Oplinger, Yale, OLB, 6-2, 242, 7-FA
339, 16, Steven Parker, Oklahoma, SS, 6-0, 204, 7-FA
340, 14, Mike Basile, Monmouth (NJ), FS, 5-11, 195, 7-FA
342, 41, Devonte Boyd, UNLV, WR, 6-1, 178, 7-FA
343, 27, Chikwe Obasih, Wisconsin, DE, 6-2, 275, 7-FA
344, 40, Donovan Olumba, Portland State, CB, 6-1, 195, 7-FA
345, 21, Dejon Allen, Hawaii, OG, 6-2, 293, 7-FA
346, 25, Bentley Spain, North Carolina, OT, 6-5, 310, 7-FA
348, 30, DeQuinton Osborne, Oklahoma St., DT, 6-0, 305, 7-FA
350, 6, Daniel Marx, Stanford, FB, 6-1, 251, 7-FA
NYR, 2, Ike Powell, Auburn, LS, 6-3, 244,
NYR, 3, Kaleb Smith, Oklahoma State, LS, 6-2, 260,
NYR, 4, Trent Sieg, Colorado State, LS, 6-2, 240,
NYR, 5, Wesley Horky, Oklahoma, LS, 6-1, 233,
NYR, 6, Matthew McCrane, Kansas State, K, 5-10, 166,
NYR, 7, Marcus Martin, Slippery Rock, FB, 6-1, 250,
NYR, 8, John David Moore, LSU, FB, 6-3, 236,
NYR, 8, Ryan Anderson, Rutgers, P, 6-0, 203,
NYR, 9, Ryan Yurachek, Marshall, FB, 6-0, 241,
NYR, 10, Henry Poggi, Michigan, FB, 6-3, 244,
NYR, 11, Brad Lundblade, Oklahoma State, C, 6-3, 294,
NYR, 15, Jeremy Reaves, South Alabama, FS, 5-11, 204,
NYR, 17, Brett Taylor, Western Illinois, ILB, 6-1, 230,
NYR, 17, Donnie Miles, North Carolina, SS, 5-11, 210,
NYR, 19, Andrew Motuapuaka, Virginia Tech, ILB, 5-11, 245,
NYR, 20, Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State, QB, 6-3, 220,
NYR, 20, Afolabi Laguda, Colorado, FS, 6-1, 205,
NYR, 21, Jeb Blazevich, Georgia, TE, 6-5, 245,
NYR, 22, Brogan Roback, Eastern Michigan, QB, 6-2, 218,
NYR, 22, Ben Johnson, Kansas, TE, 6-5, 245,
NYR, 22, Matt Pryor, Texas Christian, OG, 6-6, 343,
NYR, 23, Jake Roh, Boise State, TE, 6-3, 227,
NYR, 24, Brendan Mahon, Penn State, OG, 6-3, 318,
NYR, 26, Gabe Brandner, Duke, OT, 6-5, 285,
NYR, 27, Trevor Darling, Miami (FL), OT, 6-4, 300,
NYR, 29, Ralph Webb, Vanderbilt, RB, 5-09, 200,
NYR, 29, Aaron Stinnie, James Madison, OT, 6-5, 309,
NYR, 29, Mat Boesen, Texas Christian, DE, 6-3, 240,
NYR, 30, Paul James III, Auburn, DE, 6-2, 260,
NYR, 31, Travin Howard, Texas Christian, OLB, 6-0, 215,
NYR, 32, Ty Isaac, Michigan, RB, 6-2, 228