SAN ANTONIO, Texas – The US Army All-American Combine features some of the top underclassman prospects in the country. We break down the All-Combine team for the offensive and defensive lines. Despite numerous outstanding prospects, only the top 11 were selected.
Na'Ty Rodgers was one of the top prospects in San Antonio.
Demarcus Walker (Jacksonville, Fla./Sandlewood) SDE – The junior defensive end impressed in July at Florida’s Friday Night Lights and did so again on Friday. He displayed a quick first step, fired off the ball with low pad level, gained leverage with a low inside shoulder and lower body explosion.
Greg Webb (Sicklerville, NJ/Timber Creek High) DT – The defensive tackle prospect showed a very quick first step, lateral quickness, won the leverage battle on every rep with ideal leverage and a powerful initial punch. Webb’s powerful hips ability to make his body small also impressed.
Dee Liner (Muscle Shoals, Ala.) DT – The Auburn commitment was very impressive at the Under Armour Combine last week and followed it up with a strong day Friday. Liner’s first step was among the best of the ends and his initial punch and extension proved to be too powerful for tackles.
Greg Gilmore (Fayetteville, NC/South View) DT – The class of 2014 prospect is easily defined, quick and powerful. The 6-foot-4, 275-pound tackle prospect fired off the ball with good pad level and a very powerful initial punch. Physically, Gilmore possesses broad shoulders, a barrel chest and a strong lower body.
Hunter Bivin (Apollo, Ky./Owensboro High) OT – The class of 2013 offensive tackle caught our eye with fluid movement and flexibility in the shuttle as well as very good feet in his pass set. While he can continue to work on his quickness that shows up in a reactive manner, he possesses good feet, impressive knee bend and a quality initial punch.
Deadrin Senat (Immokalee, Fla.) DT – Senat was the strongest prospect at the event with a bench press of 500-pounds and a squat of nearly 600-pounds. His upper body strength and lower body explosion showed up on every rep as he powered through guards and dominated each rep. Not only is Senat very strong, but he also understands leverage and how to maximize his strength.
Chikwe Obasih (Brookfield, Wi./Central) WDE – Obasih, who has an offer from Purdue, was one of the more impressive athletes at end Friday. His first step was very quick, and he showed the ability to dip the inside shoulder and quickly work into position to turn the corner. Look for the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder to pick up a number of offers in the spring and summer.
David Dawson (Houston, Texas/Cypress Ridge) OT – The 6-foot-4, 300-pound Dawson displayed a very quick pass set and powerful punch that re-routed ends on every rep. While quick in his pass set and initially powerful, the reactive quickness and lateral ability he showed could lead to a move to guard from tackle at the next level.
Na’Ty Rodgers (Pomfret, MD/McDonough High) OT – The 6-foot-4, 279-pound tackle may have had the most impressive pass set of any lineman that work at tackle in one-on-one’s. Rodgers lateral agility and arm length also impressed on Friday, as well as his frame and overall athleticism.
Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va.) WDE (2014) – The class of 2014 prospect was as impressive as any end at the event. His frame is that in which college coaches travel the nation looking for and his first step get off is already elite. His quick hands, and ability to rip with a low inside shoulder make him tough for any tackle to contain.
Jason Hatcher (Louisville, KY/Trinity) WDE – Hatcher backed up an impressive Under Armour Combine performance in Orlando with another strong performance today. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder was quick off the edge and showed excellent lateral ability for his size. His body quickness and reactive quickness are elite. We feel like Hatcher could project to a 3-4 outside linebacker at the next level.