What 37 players were not invited to the NFL Combine, but were drafted?

Big Gino Gradkowski was just one of the players who were drafted in the 2012 NFL Draft, but what other 36 players were drafted who didn't attend the NFL Scouting Combine? Find out here.

So today I came out with the list of players that were drafted who attended the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine. Well most of the readers, hit me up after the article came out and began asking me, what 37 players were the ones drafted that didn't get invited to the NFL Combine. If you missed today's article on the NFL Combine and Draft you can see it on the front page of Mocking The Draft. Basically, there were 253 players drafted in 2012, out of those 253 players, 216 players were invited to the NFL Scouting Combine. There were only 37 players who were not invited that were drafted, so the big question is WHO ARE THEY? Well right here I compiled a list for all of you that wanted to see what players who were not invited to the Combine but were drafted.

48th pick - New England Patriots - Tavon Wilson - S - Illinois - Big Ten

76th pick - Houston Texans - Brandon Brooks - G - Miami (OH) - MAC

79th pick - Chicago Bears - Brandon Hardin - S - Oregon State - Pac 12

98th pick - Baltimore Ravens - Gino Gradkowski - G/C - Delaware - CAA

127th pick - New York Giants - Adrien Robinson - TE - Cincinnati - Big East

135th pick - Dallas Cowboys - Matt Johnson - S - Eastern Washington - Big Sky

145th pick - Tennessee Titans - Taylor Thompson - DE - SMU - C-USA

148th pick - Detroit Lions - Chris Greenwood - CB - Albion - MIAA

153rd pick - Philadelphia Eagles - Dennis Kelly - OT - Purdue - Big Ten

154th pick - Seattle Seahawks - Korey Toomer - LB - Idaho - WAC

171st pick - St. Louis Rams - Greg Zuerlein - K - Missouri Western - MIAA

172nd pick - Seattle Seahawks - Jeremy Lane - CB - Northwestern State - Southland

174th pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Keith Tandy - CB - West Virginia - Big East

184th pick - Chicago Bears - Isaiah Frey - CB - Nevada - WAC

187th pick - New York Jets - Josh Bush - S - Wake Forest - ACC

189th pick - Oakland Raiders - Christo Bilukidi - DT - Georgia State - Independent

195th pick - Houston Texans - Nick Mondek - OT - Purdue - Big Ten

196 pick - Detroit Lions - Jonte Green - CB - New Mexico State - WAC

197th pick - New England Patriots - Nate Ebner - CB - Ohio State - Big Ten

199th pick - San Francisco 49ers - Jason Slowley - OG - Western Oregon - GNAC

203rd pick - New York Jets - Robert T. Griffin - G - Baylor - Big 12

209th pick - Saint Louis Rams - Aaron Brown - LB - Hawaii - WAC

212th pick - Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Michael Smith - RB - Utah State - WAC

213th pick - Washington Redskins - Richard Crawford - CB - SMU - C-USA

214th pick - Indianapolis Colts - Tim Fugger - LB - Vanderbilt - SEC

216th pick - Carolina Panthers - D.J. Campbell - S - California - Pac -12

217th pick - Washington Redskins - Jordan Bernstine - CB - Iowa - Big Ten

218th pick - Kansas City Chiefs - Jerome Long - DT - San Diego State - MWC

220th pick - Chicago Bears - Greg McCoy - CB - TCU - MWC

228th pick - Jacksonville Jaguars - Jeris Pendleton - DT - Ashland - GLIAC

229th pick - Philadelphia Eagles - Bryce Brown - RB - Kansas State - Big 12

231st pick - Pittsburgh Steelers - Toney Clemons - WR - Colorado - Pac - 12

232nd pick - Seattle Seahawks - Greg Scruggs - DE - Louisville - Big East

235th pick - New England Patriots - Jeremy Ebert - WR - Northwestern - Big Ten

247th pick - Cleveland Browns - Brad Smelley - TE - Alabama - SEC

251st pick - Buffalo Bills - John Potter - K - Western Michigan - MAC

252nd pick - Daryl Richardson - RB - Abilene Christian - Lone Star

So there you have it folks, there are 9 players that come from small schools out of the 37. That is not many but to think that there were 253 draft picks and only these 37 were not invited to the NFL Combine means quite a bit. That is a pretty impressive stat, and to me these were players that scouts had rated pretty high. Especially guys like Tavon Wilson who was taken in the second round. That was considered a reach by many people, but we shall see how big of a reach it was after this year. Wilson could be a very productive player for the Patriots who had a very rough secondary last season.

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