2019 NFL QB Prospects Not Invited to the Combine (Under the Radar)
2019 NFL QB Prospects Not Invited to the Combine (Under the Radar) by Steve Hamner
Most of these guys listed below will most likely not be drafted. I wouldn’t be surprised if none of these guys here listed are drafted, although I think 2 or so could be. None of these guys were one of the 17 QB’s invited to the NFL Combine that happened over a month ago. There have only been 59 QB’s drafted over the past five years, which averages out to be right under 12 per year. With that said, not even every QB that participated at the combine will be selected in the draft. Since we have already broken down and gone over every QB that participated in the combine, let’s take a look at some of the top guys who weren’t invited to the combine, who will most likely not get drafted, but have a shot at getting signed as a free agent and could potentially make a ball club and surprise people.
This list is in no particular order. Some will have a brief paragraph about them while others will just have a video of them demonstrating something they do well.
*Eric Dungey (Syracuse)
I am still not sure how Dungey was not invited to the NFL Combine. However, here is a quick clip below showing his athleticism. Dungey had over 11,300 total yards in college as well as 93 total touchdowns. He ended up running a 4.68 40yd dash at his pro day. He is a good enough athlete to get a chance at another position if a team wanted to do that, but he should get a shot at quarterback. This may sound like I am contradicting myself, but Dungey has a good shot to get drafted and should be taken before some of the guys that were invited to the combine.
*Taylor Cornelius (Oklahoma State)
Cornelius, like Dungey, is another guy who should have arguably been invited to the combine. Cornelius only started one year for the cowboys, but put up huge numbers in his one year starting as he was responsible for 42 total touchdowns. Cornelius was also top 10 nationally in passing yards and passing touchdowns. Again, like Dungey, I think Cornelius is a better prospect than some of the guys at the combine and could be a late round pick. Here is a quick clip below showing Cornelius’ arm strength and ability to move in the pocket.
*Marcus McMaryion (Fresno State)
McMaryion started two years for Fresno winning 10 his first year and 12 his second. He does a good job taking care of the football while putting his team in the best situation to win. He is a good athlete under center who could end up being a steal if a team takes a chance on him. Below is a quick clip of him looking off the safety and throwing a strike down the middle of the field.
*Devlin Hodges (Samford)
Hodges won the Walter Payton Award this past year, which is the Heisman for the FCS level. He had just under 130 total career touchdowns and almost led Samford to an upset win against Florida State. Below is an accurate ball thrown down field.
*Taryn Christion (South Dakota State)
Taryn started several years for South Dakota State and always had them ranked highly leading them to the FCS playoffs. He holds the school record in passing completions, passing yards, and passing touchdowns. Below shows his quick release placing the ball above the middle linebacker and between the safeties.
*Manny Wilkins (Arizona State)
Wilkins started 28 straight games for the Sun Devils and accounted for 71 total touchdowns while at Arizona State. Wilkins is an athletic, competitive quarterback who always gave Arizona State a chance to win. He has potential to be developed and will get a shot somewhere at the next level. Below is a clip of him throwing a strike down the middle.
*Lamar Raynard (NC A&T)
*K.J. Carta-Samuels (Colorado State)
*John Lovett (Princeton)
*Brad Mayes (Lehigh)
*Andrew Ford (Massachusetts)
Others without video: (Gus Ragland, Andre Nunez, Sean McGuire, Trevor Knight)