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Feats of Strength: Underdogs invited to the NFL Scouting Combine

According to itself, the NFL Scouting Combine "is the ultimate four day job interview for the top college football players eligible for the upcoming NFL Draft." And lo! Underdogs have been granted an audience!

Louisiana Tech's Kenneth Dixon is one of 60 Underdogs invited to the NFL Combine.
Louisiana Tech's Kenneth Dixon is one of 60 Underdogs invited to the NFL Combine.
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The NFL Scouting Combine released its list of invitees, and it includes about 60 Underdogs, lead by the American with 13 selections. The biggest loser? The Sun Belt, with only a single selection. One! To accentuate the sting, please note that South Carolina State of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference has 3 selections.

The Sun Belt

Ronald Blair (DE), Appalachian State

The American

Paxton Lynch, QB Memphis

DeMarcus Ayers, WR, Houston

Keyarris Garrett, WR, Tulsa

Johnny Holton, WR, Cincinnati

Mekale McKay, WR, Cincinnati

Chris Moore, WR, Cincinnati

Bryce Williams, TE, East Carolina

Parker Ehinger (OT), Cincinnati

Matt Ioannidis (DT), Temple

Tyler Matakevich (OLB), Temple

Montese Overton (OLB), East Carolina

William Jackson III (CB), Houston

Tavon Young (CB), Temple

Conference USA

Brandon Doughty, QB, Western Kentucky

Jeff Driskel, QB, Louisiana Tech

Kenneth Dixon, RB, Louisiana Tech

Devon Johnson, RB, Marshall

Tyler Higbee, TE, Western Kentucky

Vernon Butler (DT), Louisiana Tech

David Morgan, TE, Texas-San Antonio

Mountain West

Tyler Ervin, RB, San Jose State

Rashard Higgins, WR, Colorado State

Hunter Sharp, WR, Utah State

Darrell Greene (OG), San Diego State

Rees Odhiambo (OT), Boise State

Pearce Slater (OT), San Diego State

Kyler Fackrell (OLB), Utah State

Nick Vigil (ILB), Utah State

DeAndre Elliott (CB), Colorado State

Jimmy Pruitt (CB), San Jose State

Darian Thompson (FS), Boise State

Cleveland Wallace (CB), San Jose State


Roger Lewis, WR, Bowling Green

Alonzo Russell, WR Toledo

Tajae Sharpe, WR, Massachusetts

Willie Beavers (OT), Western Michigan

Kavon Frazier (FS), Central Michigan

FCS, DIV II and Sundry

Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State

Josh Woodrum (throwing QB), Liberty

Marshaun Coprich, RB, Illinois State

Ben Braunecker, TE, Harvard

Temarrick Hemingway, TE, South Carolina State

Beau Sandland, TE, Montana State

Joe Haeg (OT), North Dakota State

Dominique Robertson (OT), West Georgia

Cole Toner (OT), Harvard

James Cowser (DE), Southern Utah

Javon Hargrave (DT), South Carolina State

Matt Judon (DE), Grand Valley State

Victor Ochi (DE), Stony Brook

DeVaunte Sigler (DT), Jacksonville State (Ala.)

Noah Spence (DE), Eastern Kentucky

James Bradberry (CB), Samford

Deiondre' Hall (CB), Northern Iowa

DeAndre Houston-Carson (FS), William & Mary

Miles Killebrew (SS), Southern Utah

Harlan Miller (CB), Southeastern Louisiana

Leshaun Sims (CB), Southern Utah

Ryan Smith (CB), North Carolina Central

Lac Edwards (P), Sam Houston State

John Lunsford (K), Liberty

CORRECTION: an earlier version of this post inadvertently failed to add Cincinnati WR Chis Moore to the list, giving the American 13 invitees and not 12, as was previously reported. The man responsible for this error has been reassigned to Walmart.