Three Big 12 Players Who Were Snubbed NFL Combine Invites
As the 2023 NFL Draft approaches, the time for players to make their impressions is getting shorter by the second.
After the all-star games, there is only one thing left between now and draft day which is the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.
The Combine (March 2nd-5th) is a place where over 300 NFL hopefuls test their skills in a series of drills. From running the 40 to hitting the bench press, players are evaluated in all kinds of different areas physically.
While the number of players seems like a lot, there are always some players who get left out. After the list of players invited to the combine came out, I felt like there were a few Big 12 players who shouldn’t have been left out.
DB D’Shawn Jamison, Texas
The Longhorns had several players make the combine list with Roschon Johnson, Bijan Robinson, Keondre Coburn, Moro Ojomo, and DeMarvion Overshown. However, I was a bit surprised to see cornerback D’Shawn Jamison off the invite list. When the ballots came out for the 2022 All-Big 12 team, I actually had Jamison on my first team. I thought he played well enough this past season to earn those honors and he even got an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl last Saturday. D’Shawn made a nice play in that bowl game and had a good week of practice from all the reports I saw. He is an aggressive player who isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty and deserves to be at the combine.
DB Ekow-Boye Doe, Kansas State
It’s always a plus for cornerbacks to have size and that is what Ekow-Boye Doe brings to the table. He stands over six feet tall and has long arms as well. Ekow has been a starter for Kansas State for three full seasons and has played a crucial role in their defense. He is quick and extremely athletic in coverage as well. I thought he would end up in one of these bigger bowl games to showcase his talent but he didn’t get a chance to do that. I am not sure if he will be drafted or not but at the very least he should be getting plenty of calls for camp invites. Who knows, he may end up being a gem for some NL team.
OL Jacob Gall, Baylor
While I had two defensive players on the list, I had to include an offensive player and Jacob Gall was one of the biggest snubs in my opinion. He was an All-Big 12 caliber player at center and did a great job for Baylor up front this past season. After arriving from Buffalo, Jacob went on to start every game for the Bears over the last two years. Gall was the second-highest rated (79.9) center in the Big 12 and the ninth-highest center overall by PFF this year which should have gotten him an invite. Don’t be surprised to hear his name called on day three of the 2023 NFL Draft.