2018 NFL Scouting Combine
Poona Ford is the biggest snub who didn’t receive an invite to the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

The 2018 NFL Scouting Combine is one of the biggest stages in the draft process that either increases or decreases a players draft stock. Unfortunately, some players who are well deserving don’t even receive invites. Some of the players even come from big schools. Those who were able to show out in the Senior Bowl or East-West Game aren’t as hurt by the non-invite but some players didn’t put their best foot forward during those collegiate all-star games.

The Combine officially gets underway from February 27-March 5. A large number of players get invited every year but we should always examine the players that don’t get invited because it’s not the end of the world in every scenario. 35 over the past 5 years have been drafted despite not being invited to Indianapolis. 326 players got invited this year but the question is who are the 5 biggest snubs that will not perform at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine?

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5. Daurice Fountain – WR – Northern Iowa

David Johnson took the draft process by storm remember that? He also came from Northern Iowa. Daurice Fountain was one receiver that really stood out in the East-West game. In a weak receiver class, Fountain is one guy that can find a spot in the middle rounds. Fountain showed good speed with a little bit of wiggle to him. His route running is very raw from what I saw despite good speed which is odd.  At 6-foot-2, 210, 34 1/2-inch arms, Fountain remains a developmental guy for teams to take a look at.

4. Jeb Blazevich – TE – Georgia

Blazevich isn’t a guy who wows you on tape but I watched a ton of SEC football over the years. Will this guy ever be a top of the line tight end? No, but there’s something to be said for a tight end that does the little things. Good size at 6-foot-5, 245, the Georgia product can block and catch. Two catches for 19 yards in 2017 isn’t sexy but Blazevich has shown flashes and I know he can be a productive pass catcher. His Freshman year he notched 269 yards. Maybe some of this was the run-heavy Georgia offense.

3. P.J. Hall – DT – Sam Houston State

Short, stout, and tough. That’s what P.J. Hall is. We saw Hall at the East-West game and recorded a sack and played really well in the run game. For a guy who played at a small school, I would have liked to see him more on the on-field workout.

2. Bradley Bozeman – C – Alabama

This one is unreal. I can’t even believe it. How in the world is one of the best centers in football not invited? Bozeman was the anchor for not just any school, but Alabama, the National Champs! This guy anchored the line for the champs! He is graded as one of the best centers in a tough conference and still wasn’t invited. Bozeman was inconsistent at the Senior Bowl practices but this is still a really solid player.

1. Poona Ford – DT – Texas

Poona Ford might go in the second round. That’s not an exaggeration. Ford will measure in under 6-foot and 300 pounds and plays with awesome leverage. Ford showed out at the East-West Game and also showed well at the Senior Bowl. Ford also has some twitch to him for a big guy. This is the defensive player of the year in the Big 12! He didn’t get invited, joke!