Army Combine: OL-DL Standouts
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Isaiah Wynn
Isaiah Wynn
National Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jan 8, 2013


The U.S. Army Junior Combine had a good group of offensive and defensive linemen at it and a good handful of them stepped up to the plate and seized the day. Here are a few of them who caught our eyes.

Offensive Line

Isaiah Wynn
Saint Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood | 2014

Wynn was our choice as top performer on the O-Line at the event. He is very athletic, has great feet, and won all of his one on one reps that we saw. He's about 6'3, which puts him in guard territory, but does have length and feet like a tackle. He will need to add weight, but he's a kid who appears poised to add to his offer list.

D.J. Foster
Lincoln (Neb.) Southeast | 2014

Foster is very powerful and knocked over a few guys in one on ones with very little effort. When he got his hands on guys, it was over. He appears to be an ideal interior guy for a power run system because of his size and natural strength.

J.C. Hassenauer
Woodbury (Minn.) East Ridge | 2014

In a group full of guys 6'4-6'7, Hassenauer, at 6'1-6'2, did not stand out physically, but once the one on ones started, he scarcely lost a rep, showing good feet, technique, and a ton of fight and effort. He will likely be a center, possibly a guard, but he definitely came to play, got the job done, and if he continues to do that, he'll earn some camp offers this summer.


Michael Grimm
Bethel Park (Pa.) SHS | 2014

Grimm is massive at 6'6, 320-lbs, and he had a good run in one on ones. He won his share of reps, and proved that he wasn't just size. He has a good, powerful punch, solid feet for a big guy, and struck us as a Division-1 right tackle prospect. He has a lot of schools looking, but no offers yet. We would expect that to change.


Michael Grimm
Bethel Park (Pa.) SHS | 2014

Grimm is massive at 6'6, 320-lbs, and he had a good run in one on ones. He won his share of reps, and proved that he wasn't just size. He has a good, powerful punch, solid feet for a big guy, and struck us as a Division-1 right tackle prospect. He has a lot of schools looking, but no offers yet. We would expect that to change.


Connor Mayes
Van Alstyne (Tex.) | 2014

"Big Red" as he is dubbed is another very large junior at 6'5, 320-lbs. He's a powerful guy who might be a guard in college, but could potentially be a right tackle as well. There wasn't a lot of finnese to what he did, he just got the job done.


Troy Bacon
Apple Valley (Ca.) | 2014

Bacon won several early reps in 1-1s. When he finally lost one, he came back and beat the kid on the next rep. He could go inside or outside. He's built a little more like a guard, but played tackle and showed he could move his feet and block edge rushers.


Tommy Hatton
Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph's | 2015

Younger guy who did well in 1-1s. He had a good base, solid footwork and was a battler. He needs a little bit of technical work, but he produced good results. At 6'3, he's looking like a center or a guard, but with two years left, he's certainly a prospect who will get a lot of attention.


Tristen Hoge
Pocatello (Id.) Highland | 2015

Hoge is a youngster with a good frame at 6'5, 260-lbs. He lined up at center during 1-1s, his high school position, but looks like he may grow into a tackle. Solid technician who was able to lock a couple guys out and win reps. He still needs to get stronger, but has two years to do it. He is the nephew of Merrill Hoge and already holds two offers (BYU and Boise State).


OTHERS WHO IMPRESSED

Nicholas Linder
Ft. Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas | 2014


Jackson Barton
Salt Lake City (Utah) Brighton | 2014

Chase Gianacakos
St. Charles (Ill.) North | 2014



Defensive Line

Daniel Cage
Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods | 2014

Explosive, agile and good with his hands, Cage only lost one rep in 1-1s and that was when he lost his balance. Other than that, he was rarely even challenged as he easily made his way past everyone they put in front of him. Currently standing at four offers, he appears to be a guy who will get a few more of those before it's all said and done.

Solomon Thomas
Coppell (Tex.) | 2014

Thomas lived up to his press clippings and offer list coming into the event. He's a great athlete who got off the ball quickly and easily got the edge in several of his reps. In addition to his speed, he's also a pretty compact, strong kid, who was able to use his hands well when offensive linemen were able to get their hands on him.

Kentavius Street
Greenville (NC.) Rose | 2014

Street did well in 1-1s. He's violent with his hands, plays with a lot of effort and motor. He has a great combination of size and speed, and we were not surprised to find out afterwards that he's a guy with multiple high-BCS offers.

Kenny Finley
Muskegon (Mich.) | 2014

Finley is a good sized kid with quick, agile fit and did a great job with his hands. The question right now for him is if he'll be an inside guy or an end. Based on the way he plays, and growth potential, I think he'll be more of an interior guy. Either way, he deserves the D1 attention he's getting.

Gelen Robinson
Saint John (Ind.) Lake Central | 2014

Robinson looks good on the hoof as far as muscle and build. He did well in 1-1s, winning several reps and showing good athleticism. He's not a tall or long guy, so the question on him is position. Can he grow into a defensive tackle or will he stay on the edge and be a rush guy ala Jason Hatcher? Regardless, he's a D1 guy.

Darius Fulwood
Washington D.C. Gonzaga | 2015

Fullwood is a long, athletic young prospect with all the tools to be a top flight prospect. We'll see how he develops over the next two years, but he has the talent and is already receiving early BCS interest.

Rahshaun Smith
Towson (Md.) Calvert Hall | | 2016

Smith already has several BCS offers coming out of his freshman year and showed the athleticism and speed that got him those at the combine. Being as young as he is, he obviously has weight and strength to add, but he has the other tools and maybe most impressive for a young guy like him was the competitiveness he showed. He didn't back down from any of the older O-linemen.

OTHERS WHO IMPRESSED

Mike Barwick
Cincinnati (Ohio) Summit Country Day | 2014


Kevin Willis
Indianapolis (Ind.) Lawrence Central | 2014




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