Now that the Super Bowl is over and the 2018 NFL season is in the rear-view mirror, it’s officially NFL Draft season.
The next big event on the draft calendar is the annual NFL scouting combine, a spectacle that showcases the athletic ability of more than 300 of the country’s top college football prospects.
According to the Athletic’s Dane Brugler, Utah State running back Darwin Thompson won’t be one of the players invited this year.
A few early NFL Combine snubs I've heard (so far):
– RB Darwin Thompson, Utah State
– DL Michael Dogbe, Temple
— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) February 4, 2019
Listed at an unofficial 5-8, 200 pounds, Thompson ran for 1,044 yards and 14 touchdowns for the Aggies this season.
Naturally, a running back with that kind of production is going to be considered a snub. But the reality is this year’s draft is deep at a lot of positions — including running back — and there just isn’t enough room for everyone.
Thompson will get his chance to impress scouts and front office executives at his college pro day likely to come sometime in March.