Eight Irish invited to NFL combine

Author: Nigel Tufnel (4211 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 2:42 pm on Feb 7, 2019

Bars
Boykin
Coney
Love
Mack
Tillery
Tranquill
Dex

But no Mustipher!? That makes no sense to me.

Edit: math is so hard


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The Irish had 8 possible NFL players on that team - No Way - I thought they all sucked

Author: murph92675 (336 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 10:13 pm on Feb 7, 2019

wow - and listening to some on this board - i thought this years squad had none. I'm shocked. I thought they all sucked

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That doesn't even include Tranquil and Mustipher

Author: BaronVonZemo (23439 Posts - Joined: Nov 19, 2010)

Posted at 5:19 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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They were invited to a combine

Author: WoodstockIrish (9685 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 9:44 am on Feb 8, 2019

Check back and report on how many make a team........we'll be waiting

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Are you sure you weren't reading NDN..

Author: cubsfanin16 (742 Posts - Joined: Aug 25, 2016)

Posted at 10:47 pm on Feb 7, 2019

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No - it was woodcock

Author: murph92675 (336 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 12:52 am on Feb 8, 2019

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You said Woodcock.

Author: Frankx (63 Posts - Joined: Aug 22, 2017)

Posted at 10:54 am on Feb 8, 2019

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Woodcock!?!?

Author: TakethetrainKnute (16382 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 11:39 am on Feb 8, 2019



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I’m stunned Mack was invited.

Author: Shadow_of_the_Dome (2090 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:17 pm on Feb 7, 2019

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He is the exact type of player that the combine was made for.

Author: IrishBarry (1139 Posts - Joined: Mar 3, 2012)

Posted at 9:24 am on Feb 8, 2019

For the most part, the 1st rounders are who they are. With some exceptions that will rise or fall.
But, Mack was a highly recruited HS player that has freakish athletic ability and showed some flashes of potential during his time at ND. It's a chance for him to show off that potential. He will be drafted on that alone.


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Agree.

Author: Napoleon (2702 Posts - Joined: Apr 23, 2015)

Posted at 3:28 pm on Feb 8, 2019

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Potential and performance gets you the invite

Author: ndunabomber (2433 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 8:08 am on Feb 8, 2019

Alize Mack is an impressive athlete, and always had that "amazing potential" label on him, which was why it didn't seem surprising at all.

On a side note, one's potential can go a very long way. Jerome Collins got invited to the NFL Combine back in 2005, even getting drafted in the 5th round, despite having about a half dozen catches during his senior year (and none before that in his entire time).


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Heck way back when Hanratty and O'Brien were around, Bob Belden got drafted by the Cowboys. I am

Author: THEISMANCARR (9370 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 8:31 am on Feb 8, 2019

not sure he even took a snap in his ND days. He was 3rd string behind them.

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I remember Bob Belden being in a few games, so I had to look it up, Bob was 3 for 3 as a senior;

Author: cubsfanin16 (742 Posts - Joined: Aug 25, 2016)

Posted at 1:22 pm on Feb 8, 2019

8 for 14 for his career...Not too shabby, probably would have been half decent, if not behind Hanratty and O'Brien..Playing time was tough to come by for anyone, behind two guys of that stature..Im not quite sure who my favorite ND QB all time is, but Terry Hanratty is right up there....

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Hanratty was a very good athlete with a strong arm, great leadership and good running ability. He

Author: THEISMANCARR (9370 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 1:44 pm on Feb 11, 2019

never got much of a chance with the Steelers after Bradshaw got there. The fans in Pittsburgh loved him and I remember one sign in the stands that said Terry number 2 we still want you. Joe Theismann was the best however. Absolutely superb leader one of the strongest arms that even OJ who hated ND guys, on Monday night football said was a gun. Plus he had great, great escapability. After that Clements was solid and respected as a quiet leader but I think Book has more ability. Everyone forgets Steve Beuerlein who had a decent pro career even though he was blackballed by renowned ND hater, Al Davis. Troy Aikman often said there was absolutely no drop off between he and Steve Beuerlein. He was not real mobile but was tough and had a very accurate arm. Clausen was absolutely the most accurate passer ND had IMO. Jarious Jackson was a great athlete, tough as nails and was a pretty solid passer with good running ability. Powlus was not bad despite lack of mobility and who knows how his career would have gone if ND did not lose to Michigan in 1994 on a last second field goal after Lee Becton lost two fumbles in that game. Mirer was very talented and had a long though not brilliant career in the NFL that might have been better had he not lost his coaching mentor in the pros after a top three finish in the offensive rookie of the year his first year.

I know I am forgetting somebody.


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Re: Eight Irish invited to NFL combine

Author: THEISMANCARR (9370 Posts - Joined: Aug 10, 2007)

Posted at 6:03 pm on Feb 7, 2019

I thought Mustipher was overrated and I had said it consistently. However, not even I thought he would not be invited to combine.

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Surprised that both Bonner and Mustipher weren't invited

Author: ndunabomber (2433 Posts - Original UHND Member)

Posted at 3:24 pm on Feb 7, 2019

I know that Bonner's stats dropped off when he moved from DT to NT, since it's less prolific, but I'm sure the scouts would have seen his being a pretty effective force at the LOS.

As for Mustipher, I'm even more surprised. He's been a solid starter for mulltiple years, and was pretty effective against some of the better DT's.


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Mustipher not invited is hard to fathom; Bonner, I understand..

Author: cubsfanin16 (742 Posts - Joined: Aug 25, 2016)

Posted at 6:23 pm on Feb 7, 2019

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