2017 NFL Regional Combine: Houston Preview – Offensive Talents

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

The offensive gems for the Houston-held NFL Regional Combine look promising in every sense of the word. Texas will be represented heavily with a collection stars that may have been forgotten along their collegiate journey.

Well, the forgotten will be recognized once again by the end of Saturday evening as the Houston Texans once again allowed NFL Football Operations to conduct the hungry talent search for the upcoming campaign.

The Texans has been gracious hosts over the last several years, and they look forward in witnessing more offensive pedigree to grace their training facility in the Methodist Training Center to assist them on their progress towards the Lombardi Trophy.

Last season, Buffalo Bills rookie offensive tackle Terran Vaughn made the transition from Stephen F. Austin to the RC in Houston before entering the NFL.

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In regards to the Texans, running back Jonathan Grimes came through the NFL Regional Combine in 2012. The third-down specialist from William and Mary signed with the organization shortly after the 2012 NFL Draft and has been a mainstay ever since.

Last season, the Texans welcomed speedy rookie wide receiver Wendall Williams throughout the offseason. Before forming the 53-man roster, the Texans released the University of the Cumberland star, but re-signed him midway through the 2016 season. The outstanding receiver finished his rookie campaign with four receptions for 75 yards, averaging 18.8 yards per catch.

Who has the potential to join these two offensive studs from the RC platform in Houston? Several of the 58 participants has what it takes to get to the next level.

Just don’t know who – yet.


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Justin Dvorak – Colorado Mines

Stephen Dane-Evans – Tulsa

Bart Houston – Wisconsin

Blake Jackson – Mary Hardin-Baylor

                                                                   PASS CATCHERS

TE Natron Brooks – Mississippi Valley State

TE Emanuel Byrd – Marshall

TE Roclan Drain – Tarleton State

TE Ainslie Johnson – Illinois

TE Josh Kern – Arizona

TE Tyler Scalzi – Texas Tech

TE Jesse Williams – Huntingdon, Ala.

TE Nehemiah Winston – UC Davis

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WR Jeremiah Baines – Angelo State

WR Larry Baker-Bruce – Eastern New Mexico

WR Ricardo Barnett – Houston Baptist

WR Terrance Barron – Mississippi Valley State

WR Matrick Belton – South Carolina

WR Samuel Benjamin – Rhode Island

WR Otis Brown – Fort Valley State

WR Devonte Clark – Houston Baptist

WR Bradley Connor – St. Ambrose

WR Tony Dawson – Houston Baptist

WR Kaymon Farmer – Southern Oklahoma

WR Jordan HIcks – Incarnate Word

WR Davis Iheanacho – Houston Baptist

WR Aaron Johnson – Eastern New Mexico

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WR Justice Liggins – Stephen F. Austin

WR Art’e Miura – Northwestern Oklahoma State

WR Tracy Morrison – Howard Payne

WR Isaiah Mosher – St. Ambrose

WR Caleb Olivier – Texas Lutheran

WR Shakeir Ryan – Northwestern State, La.

WR Aaron Seward – Carson-Newman

WR Corey Slaughter – Kentucky State

WR Dante Smith – Southwestern University

WR Desmond Smith – Central Arkansas

WR Tyrian Taylor – New Mexico State

WR Joseph Traylor – Austin College

WR JaQuan White – Texas-El Paso

WR Daniel Wise – Colorado State-Pueblo

                                                                       BALL CARRIERS

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RB Roshard Burney – Texas Southern

RB Shaquille Cooper – Fort Hays State

RB Jordan Frost – Cincinnati Christian University

RB Jakhari Gore – Marian, Ind.

RB DeMichael Jackson – Central State,Ohio

RB Kievon Jackson – Langston

RB Gerard Johnson – Norfolk State

RB Deion Lilly – Houston Baptist

RB Jourdan McNeil – East Texas Baptist

RB Rodrion Moore – Oklahoma Panhandle State

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RB Terence Olds – Sounther Nazarene

RB Jesse Rogers – Friends

RB Devlon Wortham – Southeastern Oklahoma

FB Jestin Kelly – Grambling

FB Michael Latu – Harding

FB Mark Martin – Bethel, Kan.

FB Desmond Maxwell – Western Kentucky

TB Harold Sanders – McPherson

                                                                    OFFENSIVE LINEMEN

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C Austin Carson – West Texas A&M

C Dillion DeBoer – Florida Atlantic

C Caleb Smith – Gardner-Webb

G Jordan Baldwin – Northeastern State, Okla.

G John Clark – Southern Nazarene

G Adonis Cruz – Cheyney

G Jerome Daniels – Texas-El Paso

G Alexander Shaar – Colorado Mines

G Tarrance Wells – North Carolina Central

G Cameron Young – Weber State

T Christopher McGill – East Texas Baptist

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