By: Barry Barnes, Founder
Other than using the vehicle of the NFL Draft to solve an immediate need, teams look to the selection process to build depth. For expected injuries and overall development, constructing a solid roster from top to bottom is essential for clubs’ success. Players must be teachable, hungry and ready, which is why the NFL Regional Combine is significant.
NFL teams should build according to their division. If a squad can collaborate the right athletes, and they can executed the system well enough to dictate their actions on the field, skies the limits.
The NFC East is a see-saw division. Oftentimes, the NFC East squads are not consistent in competing against teams outside their unit, but within their division, they battle. For the most part, the NFC East is a run base division with an occasional air attack.
Last season, the NFC East Division scored 1,460 points, while allotted 1,625 points.
Through the usage of NFL Regional Combine, the NFC East Division can build their depth to fit their mold, and ultimately, help create a more credible identity.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS – (Current RC Players: DT Christo Bilukidi, CBs Quinton Dunbar and Dashaun Phillips and C Austin Reiter)
2015 record (9-7), .563
The Redskins struggled at the linebacker position last season. They need to find away to get pressure on the quarterback and stop the run.
Clearly, the Burgundy and Gold is moving in the right direction, but desperately need more skilled athletes.
Needs: Linebacker, defensive end, cornerback, safety and center
Gregory Hilliard (Wagner), physical, quick and good hands.
Joel Scott (Morgan State), quick, explosive and solid speed. He registered the fastest 40 time (4.65) and vertical jump for his position in the Baltimore-held workouts.
Demetrius Steed (American International), great footwork, speed
Alex Hoff (Linfield), moves extremely well, decent hands, have balance and control.
Jonathan Woodard (Central Arkansas), huge, good hands, balance, power and quickness.
Jamaar Crayton (Waldorf), pure athlete, can cover, speed and good hands
Austin Orr (North Texas), may have to play the linebacker position because of weight, but plays the position naturally.
Gabriel Hamner (McNeese State), can play in anyone’s system, big, great hands, foot, speed, discipline.
Randall Jette (Massachusetts), good speed, physical, solid footwork
Deneco Hathorn (Concordia, Ala), extremely quick, solid recovery speed.
Zachary Wilk (Cornell), explosive, uses hands well, good footwork
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – (Current RC Players: DE Bryan Braman and CB Denzel Rice)
2015 record (7-9), .438
The Eagles were expected to make some noise in 2015. However, then-head coach Chip Kelly’s personnel did not produce the way he envisioned. With hesitation, the organization showed him the door, along with a score of his signature players.
With new head coach Doug Peterson, the Eagles are in need of a few good men.
Needs: Cornerback, wide receiver, quarterback, safety, guard
Douglas Moss (New Hampshire), great technique, hands, speed, footwork
Quincy Adams (Navy), physical, emotional, decent hands, solid build at 5-10, 200-pounds
LaMarcus Farmer (Troy), great balance and control, decent speed, footwork
Wendall Williams (Cumberlands), elite speed (posted the fastest 40 time in NFL combine history with a 4.19), solid hands, balance and control.
Jonathan Epps (Abilene Christian), speed and quickness, shifty, good hands
Jairockeis Jones (Florida A&M) can fly, decent hands, physical
William Arndt (Western Connecticut), 6-5, 215-pound gun-slinger, power arm, great footwork, pocket pressure, quick release.
Troy Donahue (Dartmouth), can play in anyone’s system, big, speed, quickness, great hands, physical.
Anthony Beaver Jr. (Central Washington), great hands, balance and control, good footwork
Kevin Rucker (Arkansas-Pine Bluff), compact, physical, good speed.
Sean McEwen (Calgary), can play any position on offensive line, explosive (both lower and upper strength), quick, light on toes, powerful
Sheldon Saddler (Shaw), nasty, powerful, quick
NEW YORK GIANTS – (Current RC Players: TE Jerome Cunningham, S Justin Currie and C Shane McDermott)
2015 record (6-10), .375
Injuries, costly mistakes and lack of run support hampered the Giants’ chance of succeeding last season. The G-Men addressed several needs in their defense this offseason, and now, it’s time to stack talent.
Needs: Linebacker, running back, offensive line, safety, wide receiver
Mike Savage Jr. (West Virginia Wesleyan College), physical, great footwork and uses hands well.
John Hugunin (Drake), very fluent, quick, balance and runs hard.
Adam Brandt (Southern Illinois), big, gets low, balance, moves through traffic flawlessly.
Kirk Spencer (Grand Valley State), all-purpose back, explosive, agile, quick and strong.
Derick Milton (Derick Milton), powerful, great ball skills, and balance.
Lawrence Walker (Minnesota State-Mankato), vocal, great hands and footwork, strong.
Ryan Bubulka (Upper Iowa), a complete monster, powerful, agile, great hands and footwork, moves on toes.
Tony Williams (North Carolina Central), good speed, foot and hands.
Christian Love (Henderson State), good speed, quick and physical.
Tyrell Brown (Coastal Carolina), solid across the board, hands, great work, and has closing speed.
Quinshad Davis (North Carolina), great technique and instincts, solid hands and quick.
Justin Leavy (Delta State), elite speed, good hands, big target, good footwork.
DALLAS COWBOYS – (Current RC Players: DE Benson Mayowa)
2015 record (4-12), .250
The Cowboys had one major problem last season, no Tony Romo. If their signal caller wasn’t lost for the season due to a broken collarbone, the Cowboys’ 2015 campaign would have been different.
With a couple of adjustments, the Cowboys will be in position to win the NFC East for the second time in three seasons.
Needs: Wide receiver, running back, linebacker, cornerback
Kevin Francis (North Carolina A&T), big target, good ball skills, jumping ability and speed.
Jacob Lampman (Ferris State), strong hands, runs hard, decent speed, physical, powerful
Kieren Duncan (Colorado State-Pueblo), elite speed, great hands, explosive, all-purpose athlete
Khairi Dickson (St. Francis, Pa.), great ball skills, strong, quick, discipline, fluent, agile
Chris Ingram (Mississippi College), powerful, good footwork, strong hands.
Cavellis Luckett (Middle Tennessee), powerful, athletic, decent ball skills, fast
PL Lindley (Oklahoma), decent ball skills, quick, strong, agile, good feet
Jatavis Brown (Akron), compact, great footwork, good speed, decent hands, strong.
Kelvin Bennett (McNeese State), great footwork (former collegiate running back), good hands, excellent speed.
Joshua Burch (Illinois State), big, great footwork, good hands and speed, balance, and agile.
Justin Grier (Morehead State), explosive, strong, solid footwork, decent ball skills
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