Every year we talk about guys that get invited to the camps, and players that were drafted, but we never hear about the guys that were left off of both those lists. There are some major draft snubs, and undrafted free agent snubs, in which most of them will come from a smaller school. This year there were a few guys that really killed it in college and were not even brought into a camp for a workout. To me these guys should have at least made a camp, because of their skills. They are all very talented players, and all were overlooked. Find out what players were draft snubs and pick which one you think should be on a team first, in our poll at the bottom of the page.
Dwayne Frampton – WR – Arkansas State – Dwayne Frampton was one of the most prolific wide receivers coming out the NFL this year, as he finished 12th in Division 1 with 94 receptions over 1200 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns. Dwayne Frampton’s biggest knock was his size, which he measured in at 5’8 at the Arkansas State Pro-day. It is not the size of Frampton that is concerning the productive wide out, it is the knee injury he had in the bowl game at the end of last year. Frampton had a knee injury where he was hit and popped something in his knee. Frampton did not require surgery, but was suppose to be out of football for at least 3 months. Within 2 months, he was already running on his knee, and putting in work to get back to that level again. His pro day forty time was not great, but he was not even at 75 percent at his Arkansas State pro-day. He is now fully recovered, and should have been given a shot on someone’s roster.
Dwayne Frampton Arkansas State Hi-Lights (via isasports)
Reggie Sandilands – ILB – Bethune – Cookman – Reggie is probably one of the funniest linebackers to watch in college football. He is everywhere and plays with tons of tenacity. The Miami born star, grew up with friends like Sean Spence and Jacory Harris, and is now once again, trailing behind them. Why was he not given a shot? I really don’t understand this one, because this kid can play, he is not a 6’3 linebacker he is 5’11, but this kid ran a 4.5 forty at his pro-day for B-CU. He talked with almost every NFL team during the year, and after the season as well. He was even lined up at Safety during the pro-day and killed his drills. They said his speed cannot be taught, but for some reason he is still training hard trying to make it on a roster.
Reggie Sandilands Leader Of The Pack (via rbcoach2)
Michael Parker – S – Richmond/Charleston Southern – Michael Parker is another kid that plays very fast. He is a strong kid that has great burst and quickness. He is a very good defender and could easily be a special team’s gunner for one team. Parker has been training with Tom Shaw in Disney and has been one of Shaw’s most improved players. Why didn’t Parker, get a shot? That is a tough question, there were tons of teams that were showing interest, but he just didn’t get the call. Tom Shaw, said that he was impressed with how well Parker can play Safety and believes, he could cover a tight end out of many packages. Parker in the same boat as Sandilands have both tried to make a transition to play another position, while Parker has been asked to play OLB when injuries happen, he can play both positions at a high level. Both of these kids should be on a roster and are getting snubbed. Parker is a covering machine, who was steadily making plays on the defensive side of the ball.
Michael V. Parker II, DB/LB, Class of 2011, Highlight Video - FCS Clips added (via OakHammockEnt)
Lanny Kelly – CB – Howard – Kelly’s production at Howard was on the same level as Micah Pellerin the stud cornerback from Hampton. Kelly didn’t get picked up by any team, but has similar stats to Pellerin and is just as good if not better covering on an island. I personally liked Kelly better than Pellerin after watching film of the MEAC division this year. Kelly should be in a camp somewhere, because of his speed and skills at catching the ball. He is not the biggest cornerback at 5’9 ½ but he plays nowhere near his size. This kid has the tools to be a special player, but needs an opportunity.
Lanny Kelly III CB #2 Howard University (Senior Highlights) (via BrotherHoodSports)
There are tons of kids that get overlooked every year, but keep an ear out for these kids getting an opportunity to shine in a camp sooner rather than later.