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The 2019 NFL Combine begins tomorrow, February 26th. The combine is notorious for raising and sinking players draft stocks. A good combine can really help to catch the eyes of NFL executives. That’s exactly what the 3 FAU Owls participating in the combine this week are hoping for. It has been a while since FAU had this much talent heading into the NFL at once. However, with Lane Kiffin’s superb recruiting classes, it could become a regular thing to have a lot of Owls heading to the NFL.
Let’s take a quick look at the 3 Owls that will be taking place in the NFL Combine. For FAU fans, they’ll definitely be familiar.
Jovon Durante WR 6′ 0″ 168 lbs
Durante came over to FAU from WVU last year. He was one of the first Owls to declare for the NFL draft after the season concluded. Durante had a very solid year, leading the FAU wide receivers. He had 65 total catches for 873 receiving yards, as well 5 TDs on the season. Durante displayed a nice connection with FAU QB Chris Robison. He may not have great intangibles as an NFL wide out, not being too tall or too strong. However, he may be able to win scouts over with his speed and hands.
Love this comeback route by Jovon Durante.
– Pads over knees, accelerates off of stutter release to show “go” route
– Stutter release to the outside gives leverage on comeback
– Fights through contact to still dip hips sharply
– Perfect triangle for catch
– Drags toes pic.twitter.com/phDNWK1SXv
— Nick Farabaugh (@FarabaughFB) February 5, 2019