The Combine Report: History Made, RCI Platform Featured Nine Draftees

Vikings, Giants Selected Two RC Pioneers Each

Not since 2016 has the NFL Regional Combine (RC) featured more than five draftees in a single NFL Draft. The 2020 NFL Draft produced the highest rating of viewership in the league’s 100 years.

And the historical NFL selection process featured the most NFL hopefuls turned draftees in the history of the NFL Regional Combine platform with nine.

In the highly competitive RC trials of 2016, five players were picked.

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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Trevor Davis (California), a fifth-round selection of the Green Bay Packers with the 163rd-overall pick, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jatavis Brown (Akron), was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth-round (175th-overall).

In the sixth-round, Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Mike Thomas (Southern Mississippi) and linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (Eastern Illinois) were tagged.

The Los Angeles Rams selected Thomas with the 206th-overall pick, while across the country, the New England Patriots chose Grugier-Hill as the 208th-overall selection,

Lastly, Tennessee Titans defensive end Jonathan Woodard went in the seventh-round (226th-overall) to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

With the growing of the platform, and due to the influence of NFL Football Operations, the NFL Regional Combine’s recognition and value strengthen each year.

The 2016 class continues to be strong as they are productive and still in the NFL. Will this class duplicate or perform greater at a higher level?

Witness history in the making as the tone is set with nine, but let’s get to know them first.

DETROIT LIONS

RB JASON HUNTLEY (NEW MEXICO STATE) – 5-9, 193-pounds

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5th-Round, 172nd-Overall

Explosive, dangerous in the open field, excellent in tight spaces, great feet and hands, runs the route tree from the backfield with no exceptions, agile, shifty, great stop-start-and-go, plant-and-go, smart, great vision and awareness, has balance and control, solid pad level, All-Purpose talent, break away potential on each touch.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

DL MIKE DANNA (MICHIGAN) – 6-2, 261-pounds

Michigan defensive lineman Michael Danna (4) reacts after a sack in the third quarter of their Big Ten football game against Indiana at Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Michigan won the game, 39-14. (Mike Mulholland | MLive.com)



5th-Round, 177th-Overall

Has great push power, good quarterback pursue, solid higher and lower body strengthen, good feet, strong hands, good hand usage, good push and pull technique, has great pad level, leverage, high motor, agile, good lateral movement, smart, detailed.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

DT BRAVVION ROY (BAYLOR) – 6-1, 333-pounds

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6th-Round, 184th-Overall

Can handle double teams, has good push, quick feet, strong, strong hands, clogs middle, good inside technique, good leverage, good quarterback pursue, good balance and control, takes eye in the back field, savvy.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

OL BLAKE BRANDEL (OREGON ST) – 6-7, 305-pounds

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6th-Round, 203rd-Overall

Agile, quick, explosive off the snap, solid technique (both hands and feet), smart, solid strength (both upper and lower), change of direction, has good bounce, savvy, good inside technique, good push, good pass protector and stamina.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

LB  JORDAN GLASGOW (MICHIGAN) – 6-1, 226-pounds

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6th-Round, 213th-Overall

Relentless, hard nose, great feet, balance and control, aggressive yet patience, instinctive, pressure quarterback, eyed the backfield, great technique and fundamentals, pure tackler, excellence in special teams, strong hands, calculated, athletic, has hustle, high motor, disciplined.

CHICAGO BEARS

OL ARLINGTON HAMBRIGHT (COLORADO) – 6-5, 300-pounds

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7th-Round, 226th-Overall

Good inside technique, solid lower strength, powerful, nasty, good feet and hand usage, good against speed rushers, strong hands, recovers well, keeps pads high, disciplined.

NEW YORK GIANTS

LB T.J. BRUNSON (SOUTH CAROLINA) – 6-1, 230-pounds

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7th-Round, 238th-Overall

Tracker, solid closing speed, strong upper body, great awareness and vision, aggressive, athletic, can cover, good against the run, gets pressure, quick, active hands, soft hands, solid leverage, good burst, instinctive, shoot gaps, solid lateral movement, can go sideline to sideline, high motor.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

OL KYLE HINTON (WASHBURN) – 6-2, 295-pounds

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7th-Round, 253-Overall

Athletic, powerful, moves fluidly, good balance and control, solid lateral movement, good technique, agile, aggressive blocker, explosive off the snap, quick change of direction, opens hips well, second level blocker.

NEW YORK GIANTS

LB TAE CROWDER (GEORGIA) – 6-3, 235-pounds

Sep 21, 2019; Athens, GA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish wide receiver Conor Ratigan (86) catches a pass off of Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Tae Crowder (30) during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports



7th-Round, 255-Overall (Mr. Irrevelant)

Explosive through hips, strong grip, fast, good speed, strong, aggressive, great closing speed, has leverage, great balance, great against the run, good hands and feet, active hands, athletic, intense, fly around ball, get into the backfield, fiery, play sideline to sideline, involved on each play.

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