At the NFL Combine, you typically get all the best stars from the FBS and occasionally the best players from the FCS.
Ali Marpet does not play Division I or Division II Football.
Ali Marpet plays Division III Football for the Hobart Statesmen, a small men's private college in Geneva, New York that shares its campus with William Smith College, a female-only college.
Ali Marpet had the top time for an Offensive Lineman today at the combine, and his 10-yard split time was also good enough for a middle-of-the-line Tight End in this years draft.
How did this kid not end up on a Division I radar? Maybe we can find some answers on his high school highlight reel...
0:11 - Nice jazz music to start off a highlight reel. Not what you would expect from this kind of video.
0:25 - HOLY HELL HE LAID THAT DEFENDER OUT JUST PRACTICALLY STANDING THERE!
0:35 - Now here we see the defender BEING SHOVED LITERALLY BACKWARDS ABOUT 10 YARDS.
0:46 - Still more steamrolling.
0:54-4:39 - OKAY, WE GOT THE POINT, HE'S A REALLY GOOD OFFENSIVE LINEMAN! Wait...what do you mean he plays on the defensive line too?
4:50 - DID YOU SEE HOW MANY GUYS HE GOT PAST TO DESTROY THE RUNNING BACK?
5:05 - RUN, YOU POOR QUARTERBACK BASTARD! YOU'LL NEVER GET AW- too late.
5:15-6:27 - He's had forced about 100 yards worth of tackles for losses now...What do you mean it's only been 60 about yards?
6:30-end - Honestly, the only thing it left me wanting was a touchdown somewhere. So that just means that NOPE, HE'S NOT ATHLETIC AT ALL AND WILL NEVER GO PRO! That is, until he continues to show his colleagues up at the combine and finds himself alone at the top.