Similar to year’s past, there was no shortage of NFL veterans on hand to instruct at the Blue-Grey All-American Combine (Central Texas Regional).
One-time professionals Chris Taylor, Corey Sears Reggie Young, Michael Ray Garvin and Michael Orapko were among the many to give back to the game.
Worth noting, brand All-American Bowl alum Tony Richardson and All-American Bowl invitee Casey Washington made appearances and provided guidance.
In the end, naturally, the prospects in attendance naturally were the biggest beneficiaries. That said, here’s some insight on the individuals who did well.
Jalen Brown, QB, Cedar Ridge (TX): The 6-foot-2 and 210-pound junior has been contacted by a number of programs, most recently Army and Tulsa.
David Dodd, QB, O’Connor (TX): A potential target of the Southland Conference, namely Abilene Christian, the 6-1 and 178-pound junior did well.
Brad Lyssy, RB, Falls City (TX): The 6-foot and 175-pound junior was fast and physical, and by the end of the workout, he delivered the desired results.
Trey I’som, RB, Elgin (TX): On the smaller by some standards, yet durable, the 5-8 and 150-pound sophomore turned some heads in this particular environment.
Zachary Goodwin, WR, Marion (TX): The 5-11 and 160-pound junior was as consistent as they came and caught seemingly everything thrown in direction.
Michael Hernandez, WR, Southside (TX): Elusive and reliable, the 5-11 and 155-pound junior caused problems. Same for Tristan Castillo from Pioneer (TX).
Dalton Head, DB, Academy (TX): The 6-1 and 180-pound junior appears to be on the radar of Abilene Christian, and rightfully so, after his effort right here.
Daveon I’som, DB, Elgin (TX): Tough and gritty, the 5-9 and 160-pound sophomore did not back down from anyone, or anything. He earned plenty or respect.
Troy Dunagan, OL, Florence (TX): The 6-6 and 350-pound junior passed the eye test. And then some. He was a force to be reckon with, no doubt about it.
McKenzie Agnello, OL, Copperas (TX): Young and inexperienced on paper, the 6-4 and 317-pound sophomore could end up being the best of the bunch.
Xy’kerion Paulk, DL, San Angelo Central (TX): The 6-3 and 240-pound junior was difficult to deal with down in the trenches. That was from start to finished.
Tyler Swanberg, DL, Cedar Ridge (TX): The 6-2 and 220-pound junior opened eyes and Luke Gregory from Gatesville (TX) was in the same category.
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Additionally, those who did well at this workout, in due time, could be invited to one of the brand’s All-American Bowls held at NFL stadium and nationally broadcast on ESPN’s family of networks.
Games take place at Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Raymond James Stadium, Houston Texans’ NRG Stadium or Jacksonville Jaguars’ EverBank Field, among other venues.
Moving forward, the Blue-Grey Football Selection Committee will consider a number of different factors before making an all-important decision on potential invites to the All-American Bowl. Stay tuned.