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Pandemic producing NFL draft’s smaller school gems more challenging to discover


Those diamonds in the tough selected in the late rounds of NFL drafts or signed as undrafted free brokers are much more like hidden gems this year.

Fewer schools outdoors the Football Bowl Subdivision hosted pro days this yr, indicating higher education players from scaled-down educational facilities with NFL hopes did not get the same exposure they would have in any other case from campus workout routines in entrance of scouts.

Only a few Football Championship Subdivision universities and a single in Division III had pro days scheduled as opposed with 48 in the FCS and nine in Division II in 2019, the past 12 months with a draft leadup unaffected by COVID-19.

“Every yr we’ve experienced a guy shock us in the 40, a guy shock us in the 225 bench press, shock us in the broad soar. You will not get to see that this year,” claimed Scorpio Horn, the Missouri Western defensive coordinator who’s the liaison to the NFL for the Division II college in St. Joseph, Missouri.



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