The Combine Report: Franchise Builders For The 2015 NFL Season – Defensive Fronts

By: Barry Barnes, Founder

The necessity of building upon a franchise is essential for the productivity of the NFL. This continuous process is fueled by the annual NFL Draft and free agency, mainly the signing of undrafted free agents.

Since there is always uncertainty with new young players entering the league, the NFL needed to establish a plan C and D.

Through the NFL Regional Combine, the Shield provided a platform for teams to scope out talent, that flew below the radar, to become the beacon for their watchtower. Spanning from the RC, the NFL Super Regional Combine is the filter which magnifies higher skilled players.

The NFL Regional Combine ushered over 1,000 NFL hopefuls for the 2015 session. 122 players stood out and earned an invite to the NFL Super Regional Combine in Arizona.

Undoubtedly, some players were overlooked for the Super. Still, the system produced enough qualified individuals who are NFL ready to help constitute a successful franchise.

As the 2015 NFL Draft draws near, and clubs, for the most part, know who they want to select in the early rounds to become leaders for their organization. However, the players who earned the privilege to dress in a suit and walk across the stage to shake the hand of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, are not franchise builders.

Later round draftees and the undrafted free agents are the franchise builders. With the success of the SRC, more players are fashoined in the process to be the clay and bricks of the foundation to build a winning organization.

Entering the 2015 NFL Draft, the Shield purposely changed the template of the NFL Regional Combine, to not only sign players as undrafted free agents, but to be drafted.

On April 30 to May 1, enjoy and celebrate the players who get called out in Chicago because they earned it. After February 1st of 2016, cheer for those who established the franchise to win Super Bowl 50.

For the 2015 NFL season, here’s a peek at the “Franchise Builders” instituted by the NFL Regional Combine.

DEFENSIVE FRONTS

Last season, 17 out of 71 players from the NFL Regional Combine graced the league with their presence were members of the defensive front. Let’s see who may join them:

ILB Terry Ross, Winston-Salem

Terry Ross/LockerReport.com

Terry Ross/LockerReport.com

Ross is a pure athlete who is quick and agile. Importantly, he’s a leader, which his head coach Kienus Boulware quickly relied. “He took it,” said Boulware last August. “He didn’t ask to be a leader, he just said, ‘This is my defense now.’ I was really impressed by that, and I think that’s a good sign for us.”

The 6-0, 220-pound transfer from Marshall would fit into any defensive scheme.

ILB Travis Hughes, North Carolina

ILB Ron Omara, St. Francis Xavier, Can.

ILB Jonathan  Spain, Elon

ILB Aaron Roane, Richmond

OLB Travis Williams, Youngstown State

Travis-Williams-Locker-Report

Travis Williams / LockerReport.com

Williams started his collegiate career at the University of Miami. Similar to every collegiate player, playing time is critical in terms of peace of mind. At Youngstown State, the 6-3, 225-pound linebacker achieved his purpose of playing, and became an essential player for the program. An instinctive linebacker with great hands, the Virginia native should excel in a 4-3 scheme.

ILB Jordan Drake, Navy

ILB Julian Howsare, Clarion University

ILB Samuel Eguavoen, Texas Tech

ILB Tyrell Adams, West Georgia

ILB Jared Koster, New Mexico Highlands

ILB Jordan Stanton, Wyoming

OLB Joseph Koonce, Montclair State

Joseph Koonce/LockerReport.com

Joseph Koonce/LockerReport.com

Koonce stands at 6-3, 245-pounds, and is extremely fluent in his movement. He is an aggressive linebacker with a solid burst, and can play as a defensive end. Koonce prides himself as being a film junkie who studies his opponents from their schemes to each individual’s footwork.

OLB Boris Anyama, Louisiana-Lafayette

OLB Dion O’Joe, Southern Connecticut State

OLB Gabriel Middlebrook, Charleston Southern

OLB Shaun Ward, Florida A&M

OLB Cornelius Watson, Southern Arkansas

OLB Tavarus Dantzler, Bethune-Cookman 

OLB Kevin Kintzel, Western Illinois

OLB Michael Reynolds, Kansas

Michael Reynolds/LockerReport.com

Michael Reynolds/LockerReport.com

Reynolds is explosive and possesses great hands. He’s quick to the ball, and as a linebacker, the 6-1, 240-pound Kansas native has playmaking abilities. Reynold would be comfortable in any scheme, but would standout in a 3-4 setup.

DE Jamal Baker, Houston

DE Tyre Coleman, Hobart

DE Everett Ellefsen, McNeese State

DE Ra’Shawde Myers, Marshall

DE Darrius McMillin, Morningside

DE David Adebiyi, Savannah State

DE Michael Daniels, Prairie View

DE Joshua Bredi, Colorado State-Pueblo

DE Joseph Wiktorek, Lindenwood, Ill

Joseph Witorek / LockerReport.com

Joseph Wiktorek / LockerReport.com

Wiktorek is a versatile defensive player. He is a pure defensive end, but during his workout in Chicago for the RC, the 6-3 standout from the Illinois area was assigned to linebacker drills. Wiktorek is a calculated player as he move with purpose on each step. Wiktorek can cover space and is a solid athlete.

NT Terrace Bourne, St. Francis, PA

DT Dexter Blackmon, Arkansas State

DT Harold Legania, Minnesota

DT Bernard Little, Fort Valley State

DT Marvin Martin, University of Louisiana-Lafayette

DT Charles Hunter, TCU

DT Bryan Keys, Minnesota State-Mankato

DT Lexington Smith, Northern Colorado

DT Christopher Cornier, Indiana

DT Eric Thompson, Faukler 

“Like” us on Facebook now

39 Comments

  1. google orospulari

    46377 51137Spot up for this write-up, I truly believe this internet site requirements an excellent deal far more consideration. Ill likely to end up once again to read a great deal more, several thanks for that data. 92317

  2. SEXY BACCARAT

    502657 93018Hey there. I want to to ask slightly somethingis this a wordpress web log as we are planning to be transferring over to WP. Additionally did you make this template all by yourself? A lot of thanks. 24799

  3. miami

    895419 844960bathroom towels really should be maintained with a excellent fabric conditioner so that they will last longer:: 405938

  4. jasa99

    850144 436239An fascinating discussion may possibly be valued at comment. I do believe that you merely write read more about this topic, it may well not often be a taboo subject but normally persons are too few to dicuss on such topics. To a higher. Cheers 884315

  5. Industry Report

    229678 1817Proper wow messages are bound to show your and supply memorialize the speacial couple. Beginner sound system to high in volume crowds need to always take a look at all of the amazing value behind presenting and public speaking, which is to be someones truck. finest man speeches brother 733439

  6. Dream Market

    296341 988816Youre so cool! I dont suppose Ive read anything like this before. So good to discover somebody with some original thoughts on this subject. realy thank you for starting this up. this web site is something that is required on the web, someone with a little originality. valuable job for bringing something new to the internet! 212951

  7. Dream Market

    466743 82709The the next occasion I read a weblog, I truly hope so it doesnt disappoint me around brussels. Come on, man, Yes, it was my option to read, but I just thought youd have some thing intriguing to state. All I hear can be a great deal of whining about something which you could fix in the event you werent too busy looking for attention. 14132

  8. The World in 2020 Economist Cover

    485356 475229Hey. Neat post. There is a difficulty together with your internet site in firefox, and you may want to check this The browser may be the market chief and a large component of other folks will omit your excellent writing because of this difficulty. 488952

  9. masterdomino99q.site

    125762 473140Superb read, I lately passed this onto a colleague who has been performing slightly research on that. And the man really bought me lunch because I came across it for him smile So allow me to rephrase that: Appreciate your lunch! 505977

  10. fun88

    796822 39878Hi, Neat post. Theres a issue together with your site in internet explorer, would test this IE nonetheless may be the market leader and a big portion of individuals will miss your amazing writing because of this issue. 114793

  11. คาสิโนออนไลน์

    An impressive share, I simply given it into a colleague who wadd doing a bit of analysis in it. And he the truth is purchadded me breakfaddt add a result of I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat?! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss it, I feel stringly about it and love reading extra in it topic. If possible, add you change into experience, would you mind updating Vegus weblog with more details? It is extremely useful for me. Large thumb up for it blog post?!

  12. news

    946992 940656There is noticeably a whole lot to realize about this. I suppose you created certain nice points in attributes also. 29465

  13. หนังใหม่2020

    When Happy New Casino MovieHD blog Happy New Casino MovieHDr voice leaves its mark on the internet. So if Happy New Casino MovieHD wish to blog then get started as soon as Happy New Casino MovieHD can, because Happy New Casino MovieHD want Happy New Casino MovieHDr voice heard. Use the information that Happy New Casino MovieHD learned from this article as well as any outside information to help Happy New Casino MovieHD create and manage a successful blog.

  14. บาคาร่าออนไลน์

    Happy New Casino AllForBet will increase Happy New Casino Casino customers and readers of Happy New Casino Casino blog when Happy New Casino AllForBet have smart backlinks; that will boost Happy New Casino Casino search engine rank. The more authoritative the search engines believe Happy New Casino Casino blog is, the higher Happy New Casino Casino page rank. Linking other quality blogs and sites to Happy New Casino AllForBet will make Happy New Casino AllForBet appear more authoritative. When other blogs link to Happy New Casino Casinos, it is called back linking. It is important to have a variety of backlinks from different websites rather than just the one.

  15. elangqq

    481707 298300You might be websites successful individuals, it comes effortlessly, therefore you also earn you see, the jealousy of all the ones a great deal of journeymen surrounding you can have challenges within this challenge. motor movers 249222

  16. Harold Reimer

    Tomorrow will be a long journey, tonight without sleep, I do n’t know when to see you on this trip, I miss it, and send my most sincere wishes to my best friend!

  17. weverse

    929058 8443Conveyancing […]we like to honor other web sites on the web, even if they arent related to us, by linking to them. Below are some web sites worth checking out[…] 900018

  18. porn

    368739 49847Thank you, Ive lately been looking for information about this topic for ages and yours may be the greatest Ive located out so far. But, what in regards towards the bottom line? Are you positive concerning the supply? 899954

  19. porn

    66864 391728I truly like this blog internet site, will surely come back once again. Make positive you carry on creating quality content articles. 34700

  20. https://lord918.com

    As said previously in the article, blogging is a fun, easy hobby to pick up. Finding the right blog hosting site and laHappy New Casino 918KISS t for Happy New Casino Casino content is the most difficult part. Once Happy New Casino 918KISS get that done, just start sharing content! Remember the tips in this article, if Happy New Casino 918KISS to run a successful blog.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

FOLLOW @lockerreport100 INSTAGRAM