Plenty of time left to impress scouts after combine

So you didn't get invited to the NFL combine? Mel Kiper writes all you have to do is look to Osi Umenyiora for inspiration.

Originally Published: February 21, 2008
By Mel Kiper Jr. |
Question:What about those players who aren't at the NFL combine, and which players are you surprised to see did not get an invitation to Indianapolis?

Kiper: It doesn't signal the end of the world if a player does not get invited to the combine, and Osi Umenyiora is the perfect example of that. He was a second-round pick in 2003 despite not going to the combine, and now he's one of the best defensive ends in the NFL.

Mel Kiper Jr.

Football analyst