The need and want for NFL talent is always on high demand for the league.
The top level programs will continue to dominate the attention from NFL scouts and league decision-makers. It’s easy to witness the obvious, however, securing prized unknown gems will always be intriguing.
And the NFL Regional Combine Invitational helps to set the stage for the who’s who of the NFL annually.
Despite the gunslinger mentality of the NFL, the running back plays an essential role for offensive explosiveness, and team success.
The RCI platform may have introduced their best core of ball carriers yet after the 2020 NFL Draft with the likes of Jason Huntley (Detroit Lions), Tavien Feaster (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Xavier Jones (Los Angeles Rams).
This Overlooked Unknown Talents (O.U.T) listing has some creditable ball carrying talents who conceivably can be invited to the NFL Regional Combine Invitational in 2021, in hopes to be a rookie at the start of the 2021 NFL campaign.
The talent pool is not as deep for this position at the small institutions. Nevertheless, what has been evaluated, is good enough for NFL exposure.
ALEX RAMSEY (CITADEL) – 6-0, 225-pounds – Disciplined, patience runner, has good acceleration between the tackles, protects the ball, good vision, runs hard, catches well out the backfield, old-school mentality, strong hands, elite in goal line situations, great in space, great awareness and vision, aggressive when needed, pure-ball carrier.
KARL MOFOR (ALBANY, NY) – 5-8, 225-pounds – Agile, elusive, physical (when needed), tremendous lower body strength, great hands out the backfield, decent route running, great awareness and vision, patience, decent stop, start and go, confidence, fiery, shifty, complete competitor, decisive, solid pad level.
PERCY AGYEI-OBESE (JAMES MADISON) – 6-0, 205-pounds – Excellent plant-and-go, good pad level, solid between the tackles, strong, hard to bring down, no hesitation in movement, has balance and control, calculated, patient, follows blockers well.
DEVIN WYNN (FURMAN) – 6-0, 203-pounds – Athletic, high IQ, reads defense like a quarterback, calculated, good speed and acceleration, break away potential, dangerous in the open field, strong hands, quick, shifty, great awareness, instinctive, great anticipation, great feet, good pad level.
WESLEY DUGGER (DAVIDSON) – 6-0, 205-pounds – Complete team player, excellent blocker, strong, elusive, good vision, slippery, good between the tackles, physical, calculated, savvy, intuitive, great awareness, good burst and speed.
MICHAEL ROOTS (CENTRAL WASHINGTON) – 5-10, 200-pounds – Great hands and feet, solid screen runner, has great balance and control, strong, tremendous strength, solid route runner, patient, tough, instinctive, good acceleration and burst, physical, good in traffic, protect the ball well, good vision, athletic.
AHMAD LEWIS (SOUTH DAKOTA MINES) – 5-11, 200-pounds – Dangerous in the flat, great anticipation, good speed, ‘wildcat’ talent, great feet and hands, solid route runner from backfield, soft hands, good acceleration between defenders and tackles, sets up blocks well, solid plant-and-go, reverse field well, great awareness and vision, good blocker, set screen well.
COLE CHANCEY (HARDING) – 5-10, 195-pounds – Physical, old-school work-pail mentality, skill set can translate to full back (where he can operation on elite level), powerful, good speed, solid blocker, pays attention to detail, calculated, strong hands, has god balance and control, good pad level.
AL MCKELLER (UINDY) – 5-10, 210-pounds – Ferocious, runs violently, tremendous strength, determined, great feet, has wiggle, agile, great speed and acceleration, physical, explodes through tackles, break away speed, has bounce, balance and control, great stop-start-and-go speed, excellent plant-and-go, anticipation, excels in traffic, strong hands, emotional, fiery.
ZACH DAVIS (FURMAN) – 5-10, 198-pounds
ONTARIO DOUGLAS (EAST CENTRAL) – 5-11, 195-pounds
NATE MCCRARY (SAGINAW VALLEY) – 6-1, 218-pounds
TYREIK MCALLISTER (CHARLESTON, WV) – 5-11, 190-pounds