Three Players Expected to Suprise with NFL Combine Perfomances

By MikeHooper
Feb. 05, 2015

North Dakota Running Back - John Crocket

The 2015 NFL Draft is just around the corner and these three players stand out as the ones most likely to surprise with their combine performances and shoot up draft board over the next few months.  These three studs are John Crockett, Lemar Durant and Cam Thomas -- all three from smaller schools but with big play potential.

While all the eyes at the combine and senior days will be on the likes of Amari Cooper, Melvin Gordon and Jameis Winston.  Our eyes will be evaluating the other talent pool that might not draw the same attention or buzz, because of school or location, but who we believe are equally as talented.

Here are three players expect to see stand out at the 2015 NFL combines:

John Crockett:  North Dakota State: Crockett has the size at six foot and 202 pounds but also the physical body to handle the NFL load. The former Bison running back recently got his invitation to the NFL combine to showcase his abilities. Crockett finished 2014  impressively with 1,994 rushing yards along with 21 rushing touchdowns. 

Lemar Durant:  Simon Fraser: Durant lists at 6’2’’ and 231 pounds and is very strong, physical wide receiver. The elusive speedster has all the tools needed to be a great receiver in the NFL with his ability to beat his defender, make adjustments to go up and get the ball - then make a big play - after the catch. His 17 touchdown, 1, 318 yard season is testament to what he is capable of, with a supporting cast.

Cam Thomas:  In a very weak draft class at the cornerback position Thomas stands a chance - especially for a team like the Ravens who have their first pick in the 20’s in the first round and will likely miss the top tier cornerbacks. One thing that stands out for me is Thomas size at 6’1’’ which plays to his factor against some of these top wide receivers.

Looks for these guys as they showcase their talent at the NFL Combine or  a NFL Regional Combine over the next couple of months.