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NFL Releases The List of Prospects Attending the 2022 HBCU Combine

Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Alabama A&M QB Aqeel Glass Headlines This Year's Class of HBCU Combine Attendees.

Just a day after hearing about Florida A&M superstar defensive back Markquese Bell and only hours after hearing of Southern Jaguars Star Ja'Tyre Carter being invited to the NFL Combine, the NFL has released the list of the players attending the HBCU Combine in Mobile, Alabama. The HBCU combine will be held Friday, January 28 - Saturday, Jan 29th, at the University of South Alabama Jaguar Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. The event will include HBCU stars like QB Aqeel Glass of Alabama A&M, Jackson State Wide Receiver Keith Corbin, and Southern Jaguars QB, Ladarius Skelton. Both Glass and Skelton will also be featured in the HBCU Legacy Bowl and therefore will have multiple chances to perform in front of scouts. According to Doug Williams, initiatives like the HBCU Legacy Bowl and the HBCU Combine were put in place after zero HBCU players were drafted in the 2021 NFL draft. The hope is that the NFL's efforts to put more HBCU talent in front of scouts will result in an increase in HBCU players seeing their NFL dreams realized.

The full list of attendees, according to ,can be found below:

Dee Anderson, TE, Alabama A&M

Aqeel Glass, QB, Alabama A&M

Ezra Gray, RB, Alabama State

Felix Harper, QB, Alcorn State

Juwan Taylor, DS, Alcorn State

Solomon Wise, OLB, Alcorn State

Josh Wilkes, WR, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

KeShawn Williams, RB, Arkansas Pine-Bluff

Untareo Johnson, OLB, Bethune-Cookman

Jamal Savage, OT, Bethune-Cookman

Trey Gross, WR, Delaware State

Kwannah Kollie, WR, Delaware State

Elvin De La Rosa, DS, Fayetteville State

Keyshawn James, DE, Fayetteville State

Antwan Collier, DS, Florida A&M

Keenan Forbes, OG, Florida A&M

Shemar Bridges, WR, Fort Valley State

James Fagan, DT, Hampton

Jett Duffey, QB, Hampton

Jackson State WR Keith Corbin Soar Over a Defender to Make A Catch

Keith Corbin, WR, Jackson State

Kingston Davis, RB, Miles

Jerry Garner, OLB, Mississippi Valley State

Juwan Carter, QB, Norfolk State

Chris Myers, OLB, Norfolk State

Korey Banks, WR, North Carolina A&T

Ron Hunt, WR, North Carolina A&T

Jah-Maine Martin, RB, North Carolina A&T

Jawon Pass, QB, Prairie View A&M

Chad Gilchrist, ILB, South Carolina State

Zafir Kelly, DC, South Carolina State

Will Vereen, WR, South Carolina State

Marquis McClain, WR, Southern

Southern University QB Ladarius Skelton is Poised to Display His Arm Strength at the HBCU Combine

Ladarius Skelton, QB, Southern

Cam Durley, OT, Tennessee State

Cory Rahman, DS, Tennessee State

Jonathan Giles, WR, Texas Southern

Jeff Proctor, RB, Texas Southern

Will Adams, DS, Virginia State

Javon Frazier, OLB, Virginia State

Zachary Wilcox, OT, Virginia State

Per , This year's Combine will also include members of the HBCU Development and Women's Pipeline Initiative, including Lauren Askevold (Jackson State); Athletic Trainer, Regyn Davis-Young (Winston-Salem State University); Athletic Trainer, Brianna Robinson (Florida Memorial University); Athletic Trainer, Annie Wilkerson (Alabama A&M University); Athletic Trainer, Vikaya Powell (North Carolina A&T); Equipment Manager, George Stubbs (Grambling State University); Equipment Manager, Jamel Askew (Virginia State University); Video Personnel, and Mia Stephens (Minnesota Vikings) – Video Personnel.

Do you believe these efforts by the NFL will result in more HBCU players being drafted? Leave your comments below.

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