It happens every year: NFL teams and scouts overlook a hot prospect and end up having major regrets later.
That could be the case this season with former Michigan State Spartans tight end Josiah Price. According to SI.com, he was one of the NFL Combine’s biggest snubs:
He’s not the mismatch-creating tight end that others at his position are, but Price still caught 21 career touchdown passes for the Spartans. He’s also well-versed as a blocker, which should help draw him NFL looks.
The combine includes 330 players, and there are only 256 draft slots, but several candidates still get left out each year.
Price wasn’t the only local standout among the biggest snubs list. The top player was Western Michigan quarterback Zach Terrell, and in the Big Ten, Northwestern wide receiver Austin Carr also made the list.
Rounding out the top 10 was North Carolina kicker Nick Weiler, most famous for doing the Tomahawk Chop after kicking a game-winning field goal over Florida State. A few NFL teams may one day wish they’d gotten the chance to check these guys out at the combine.