The Combine Report: 36 RCI Talents On The Door Step Of Their Dreams

The Most RC Pioneers Signed As Undrafted Free Agents Since 2017

With the cancellation of the 2020 NFL Regional Combine Invitational, due to the lock down of the nation to slowdown the coronavirus that claimed thousands of Americans lives, it appeared that dreams of many NFL hopefuls’ were conquered as well.

But destiny would not give the country’s calamity the opportunity of total defeat.

As an example, nine NFL hopefuls, who were invited to the NFL Regional Combine Invitational this year, were selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, the most ever from the platform which had its best showing in the NFL selection process in 2016 (five).

The draft is one thing as it brings assurance for players to know where they can establish their opportunity. However 56 percent of the current NFL players are – undrafted.

The undrafted free agency process has been fruitful for decades.

In terms of the NFL Regional Combine (RC) process, many players, not only made NFL rosters, managed to product on a high level and were rewarded financially like Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen, Indianapolis Colts cornerback Kenny Moore II, Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Alejandro Villanueva and Los Angeles Rams punter Johnny Hekker to name a few.

Who will be next out of these 36 newly signed RC pioneers?

None since 2017 (38) has the RC stage assisted this many talented NFL hopefuls of getting to the door step of the NFL.

Now, let’s see who may walk into it.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

DB DEMARKUS ACY (MISSOURI) – 6-2, 195-pounds

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CHICAGO BEARS

DT TREVON MCSWAIN (DUKE) – 6-6, 285-pounds

Duke’s Trevon McSwain (95) tackles Virginia Tech quarterback Ryan Willis (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Durham, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)



LB KEANDRE JONES (MARYLAND) – 6-3, 220-pounds

DL LACOLE LONDON (WESTERN ILLINOIS) – 6-5, 280-pounds

WR AHMAD WAGNER (KENTUCKY) – 6-5, 234-pounds

Physical, strong, excels in redzone situations, good speed, soft hands, catches ball at highest points, frustrates defenders due to aggressive approach, team guy, fundamentally sound, discipline, good hands and feet, intelligent.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

CB PARNELL MOTLEY (OKLAHOMA) – 6-0, 195-pounds

Sep 7, 2019; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners cornerback Parnell Motley (11) in action during the game against the South Dakota Coyotes at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports



OL ZACH SHACKELFORD (TEXAS) – 6-4, 310-pounds

Experienced starter, good pass blocker, good upper body strength, smart, decent lateral movement.

ARIZONA CARDINALS

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OL STEVEN GONZALEZ (PENN STATE) – 6-4, 341-pounds

Good change of direction, gets out on his blocks quick, great lower strength, strong hands, consistent, durable, power blocker, good reaction speed, good balance and control, sound fundamentally, experienced starter.

CB JACE WHITTAKER (ARIZONA) – 5-11, 190-pounds

S REGGIE FLOYD (VIRGINIA TECH) – 6-0, 222-pounds

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

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WR MAURICE FFRENCH (PITTSBURGH) – 5-11, 190-pounds

Tracks ball well, instinctive, good anticipation, solid in traffic, shields body well, great feet, good hands, more of a possession receiver, good vision, fast (not a burner, but gets to his spot), patient runner after catch, has good wiggle.

DALLAS COWBOYS

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DB  LUTHER KIRK (ILLINOIS STATE) – 6-2, 195-pounds

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

South Carolina running back Tavien Feaster (4) runs with the ball for a touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Kentucky, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, in Columbia, S.C. South Carolina defeated Kentucky 24-7. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)



RB TAVIEN FEASTER (SOUTH CAROLINA) – 6-0, 221-pounds

One word – explosive, great burst, excellent plant-and-go, secures the ball (high and tight), does not hesitate in hitting the whole, reads gaps well, great hands and feet, strong, great vision and awareness, good route runner from out the backfield, elite speed, dangerous in the open field, homerun speed, good pad level, agile, aggressive.

DL DOUGLAS COSTIN (MIAMI-OH) – 6-2, 295-pounds

DETROIT LIONS

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DB JEREMIAH DINSON (AUBURN) – 6-0, 191-pounds

CAROLINA PANTHERS

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OL FREDERICK MAUIGOA (WASHINGTON STATE) – 6-3, 310-pounds

LB SAMUEL FRANKLIN (TEMPLE) – 6-3, 210-pounds

LOS ANGELES RAMS

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RB XAVIER JONES (SMU) – 5-11, 208-pounds

Essential footwork, great stop-start-and-go, tremendous vision and awareness, elusive, agile, slippery, patience, calculated yet aggressive, solid in traffic, great plant-and-go, good burst and acceleration, strong, can be physical when needed (but does not absorb big hits), good hands out of the backfield, solid pad level, great balance and control, instinctive.

WR JARED KOSKI (CAL POLY) – 6-2, 200-pounds

Has great concentration, fights for the ball, shields body well, strong hands, good feet on the snap, catches deep ball well, good possession receiver, excellent route runner, quick (faster game speed), tracks ball extremely well, great hands.

QB BRYCE PERKINS (VIRGINIA) – 6-3, 210-pounds

Manipulates the pocket well, extends plays from the pocket first, good release, quarterbacks the position, leader, has elite speed for the position, has burst, rifles the ball (especially underneath), patience, aggressive when needed, great feet, strong arm, excellent in reading through progressions, puts receivers in playmaking situations, does not take the big hit, solid option quarterback.

LB CHRISTIAN ROZEBOOM (SOUTH DAKOTA STATE) – 6-2, 220-pounds

DE  JONAH WILLIAMS (WEBER STATE) – 6-5, 275-pounds

BALTIMORE RAVENS 

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QB TYLER HUNTLEY (UTAH) – 6-1, 205-pounds

Play-action quarterback, athletic, create great spacing in the pocket, mobile, good arm strength, throw a good deep ball, good feet, speedy, gets ball out quickly, can play under center, patience, decent mechanics, good vision, throws well on the run.

TE ELIJAH WOLF (GEORGIA) – 6-4, 205-pounds

HOUSTON TEXANS 

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WR TYLER SIMMONS (GEORGIA) – 6-0, 211-pounds

OL DAISHAWN DIXON (SAN DIEGO STATE) – 6-5, 320-pounds

Great run blocker, solid technique, massive wingspan, quick for his size, decent feet, physical, good anticipation, reads pressure well.

DL JAMIR JONES (NOTRE DAME) 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

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DB MYLES DORN (NORTH CAROLINA) – 6-2, 205-pounds

DT DAVID MOA (BOISE STATE) – 6-3, 296-pounds

CLEVELAND BROWNS

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TE NATE WIETING (IOWA) – 6-4, 240-pounds 

WR JA’MARCOS BRADLEY (LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE) – 6-1, 195-pounds

Feisty, tough, good feet and hands (soft), crafty, smart, stays in quarterbacks’ vision, great awareness, good speed, has good technique, great fundamentals, good speed, disciplined route runner, attacks the middle, quick.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Indiana wide receiver Nick Westbrook (15) hauls in this pass against Maryland during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Bloomington, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Indiana won the game 42-36. (AP Photo/Sam Riche)



WR NICK WESTBROOK (INDIANA) – 6-3, 219-pounds

Solid slot receiver, great hands in traffic, keeps eyes on quarterback, great against zone coverage, patience, good feet, balance, good catching fundamentals, gets to his spots, smart, savvy, dedicated to his craft, decent speed, great awareness, sound, ball never touches body, great route runner, disciplined, intuitive.

C AARON BREWER (TEXAS STATE) – 6-2, 278-pounds

DL TEAIR TART (FIU) – 6-3, 290-pounds

WASHINGTON REDSKINS

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WR JOHNATHON JOHNSON (MISSOURI) – 5-10, 180-pounds

Versatile, great speed, elusive (moves like running back), good hands, great feet, solid plant-and-go, great vision and awareness, dangerous in traffic, break away speed, sets up blocks well, patience with blockers, solid return skills, soft hands, smart, agile, excels in the slot (but can go deep), All-Purpose talent.

NEW YORK GIANTS

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S JAQUARIUS LANDREWS  (MISSISSIPPI STATE) – 6-0, 200-pounds

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