After all the dust settled for the make up of the 2019 NFL season, 55 NFL Regional Combine pioneers will start their quest towards a great campaign.
Among the 55, there is the breakdown:
- Excluding the 2019 standouts, six players are from the NFL International Player Pathway program in fullback Christopher Ezeala (Baltimore Ravens), tight ends Christian Scotland-Williamson (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Moritz Bohringer (Cincinnati Bengals), defensive back Tigie Sankoh (Cleveland Browns), offensive lineman Jordan Mailata (Philadelphia Eagles) and defensive end Efe Obada (Carolina Panthers).
Mailata and Obada are the only ones on active rosters, while the other four are practice squads.
- 35 talents are on the active rosters, while nine players on the practice squads.
- The remaining five players are starting the season on the Injured/Reserved
In terms of rookies, six from the 2019 Regional Combine trials made it to the league in defensive end Kyle Phillips (New York Jets), safety Chris Johnson (Houston Texans), defensive end Tim Ward (Kansas City Chiefs), linebacker Cole Holcomb (Washington Redskins) and defensive backs Nik Needham (Miami Dolphins) and Mazzi Wilkins (Tampa Bay Buccaneers).
Phillips and Holcomb are the only two who made an active roster. Ward is starting the season on the IR.
Holcomb was selected by the Redskins in the fifth round (173rd-overall) in the 2019 NFL Draft.
- From the O.U.T. List, seven players made it to the NFL in offensive linemen Sua Opeta (Eagles) and Trey Pipkins (Los Angeles Chargers), quarterback Easton Stick (Chargers), wide receiver Ashton Dulin (Indianapolis Colts), linebacker J.T. Hassell (Browns), running back Craig Reynolds (Washington Redskins) and defensive end Kahzin Daniels (Buccaneers).
Pipkins and Stick are the active roster, and Pipkins was selected by the Chargers in the third round (91st-overall).