2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Small-School Names You Need to Know

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2014 NFL Scouting Combine: Small-School Names You Need to Know
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Everybody knows the big names who will be at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.

Bridgewater. Clowney. Manziel. Watkins.

Big names from big schools.

But anyone who covers the NFL will tell you that it’s the lesser-known guys who can make or break a team’s draft—the players from smaller schools who maybe don’t get as much press as the folks from USC, Alabama and Notre Dame.

Everyone knows about guys from the bigger schools, but sometimes it’s worth knowing the smaller-school players. If you can do that before the other 31 teams, then you’re ahead of the game.

For an exhaustive list of small-school prospects, check out this list from Optimum Scouting and Bleacher Report writer Eric Galko.

For now, here are eight players who are in Indianapolis for the combine whom you should get to know.

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