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Combine invite list released, so who should I look for?

The list of invitees for the 2015 NFL Scouting Combine has been released. There are over 300 players invited so I won't go through all of them, but I am going to list off some guys that might be a good fit for the Chargers, that way you know which of the guys wearing nothing but spandex you should be paying attention too.

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It's already February! For NFL teams and draft hopefuls that means its Scouting Combine time.  Once again representatives from every team and over 300 of the best college football players will make the trip to Lucas Oil stadium in Indianapolis to be evaluate and be evaluated.

First players will go through the mental testing.  Teams will get a chance to conduct private interviews with players, they will take the Wonderlic intelligence test, and many players will have media sessions.

Then there is medical testing.  Team doctors will pour over medical records and each player will undergo a thorough medical exam.  This is not your average sports physical.  It is so in depth in fact that in 2011 Offensive Lineman Marcus Cannon was told that he had some irregularities in some of the tests and further testing led to a diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Finally the dog and pony show.  Players will get up on stage in nothing but some tight spandex to be weighed and measured in front of a massive crowd of reporters and scouts.  Then they will perform a battery of physical events testing their speed, strength, and agility.  The last phase includes the players being handed off to positional coaches to be run through drills associated with their position so that they can be evaluated on the fundamentals of their craft.

So with over 300 players, and all that data I just described being accumulated on each of them, that's would take a lot of time to read through and go over by yourself.  Therefore, I wanted to eliminate names of guys that have already received a lot of negative reviews, as well as names of guys that I don't think could come in and help this team in some way right away.   What is left will be guys I think would be good choices for the Chargers, or players that I have read already met with San Diego, so that when you go to read up on some players, you can narrow your search a little.  However this early in the game, it's still good to cast a wide net.

** = Players the Chargers have already reportedly met with at either the Shrine game or Senior Bowl

Running Backs - As we all know, Ryan Mathews is a pending free agent, and even if he does come back he isn't exactly reliable.  Therefore, we can pretty safely assume the Chargers will look at some RB's in case the situation isn't resolved via Free Agency.Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Jay Ajayi, Boise State
Javorius Allen, USC
Dominique Brown, Louisville **
David Cobb, Minnesota **
Tevin Coleman, Indiana
John Crockett, North Dakota State
Mike Davis, South Carolina
Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin
Todd Gurley, Georgia
Kenny Hilliard, LSU
David Johnson, Northern Iowa
Duke Johnson, Miami (Fla.)
Matt Jones, Florida
Jeremy Langford, Michigan State
Josh Robinson, Mississippi State
Tyler Varga, Yale **
Karlos Williams, Florida State
T.J. Yeldon, Alabama

Wide Receiver - Eddie Royal is a free agent and Malcom Floyd isn't getting any younger. We need another playmaking receiver to come in and grow with Keenan Allen and Dontrelle Inman who showed some promise last year.

Nelson Agholor, USC
Sammie Coates, Auburn
Amari Cooper, Alabama
Jamison Crowder, Duke
Devante Davis, UNLV **
Stefon Diggs, Maryland
Phillip Dorsett, Miami (Fla.)
Devin Funchess, Michigan
Antwan Goodley, Baylor **
Dorial Green-Beckham, Oklahoma
Rashad Greene, Florida State
Justin Hardy, East Carolina
Josh Harper, Fresno State **
Dezmin Lewis, Central Arkansas **
Tyler Lockett, Kansas State
Deon Long, Maryland
Vince Mayle, Washington State **
Ty Montgomery, Stanford
DeVante Parker, Louisville
Breshad Perriman, Cental Florida
Ezell Ruffin, San Diego State **
Devin Smith, Ohio State
Jaelen Strong, Arizona State
Darren Waller, Georgia Tech
Kevin White, West Virginia

Offensive line - If you've been reading any articles on this site lately, you know that the OL needs help. Here are the big uglies.

A.J. Cann (OG), South Carolina
T.J. Clemmings (OT), Pittsburgh
Takoby Cofield (OT), Duke
La'el Collins (OT), LSU
Reese Dismukes (C), Auburn
Cameron Erving (OT), Florida State
Tayo Fabuluje (OT), TCU **
B.J. Finney (C), Kansas State
Jake Fisher (OT), Oregon
Ereck Flowers (OT), Miami (Fla.)
Andy Gallik (C), Boston College
Max Garcia (C), Florida
Mark Glowinski (OG), West Virginia **
Hroniss Grasu (C), Oregon
Rob Havenstein (OT), Wisconsin
Sean Hickey (OT), Syracuse
D.J. Humphries (OT), Florida
Tre Jackson (OG), Florida State
Arie Kouandjio (OG), Alabama
Ali Marpet (OT), Hobart
Josue Matias (OG), Florida State
Darrian Miller (OT), Kentucky
John Miller (OG), Louisville
Cedric Ogbuehi (OT), Texas A&M
Andrus Peat (OT), Stanford
Jeremiah Poutasi (OT), Utah
Ty Sambrailo (OT), Colorado State
Brandon Scherff (OT), Iowa
Donovan Smith (OT), Penn State
Tyrus Thompson (OT), Oklahoma
Laken Tomlinson (OG), Duke
Daryl Williams (OT), Oklahoma

Defensive Line - With Ryan Carrethers still somewhat of a question mark, and the Chargers recent injury history along the line, it would be smart to add someone here.

Henry Anderson (DE), Stanford
Arik Armstead (DE), Oregon
Vic Beasley (DE), Clemson
Michael Bennett (DT), Ohio State
Malcom Brown (DT), Texas
Anthony Chickillo (DE), Miami (Fla.)
Xavier Cooper (DT), Washington State
Christian Covington (DT), Rice
Corey Crawford (DE), Clemson
Carl Davis (DT), Iowa
Mario Edwards (DE), Florida State
Trey Flowers (DE), Arkansas
Dante Fowler (DE), Florida
Markus Golden (DE), Missouri
Eddie Goldman (DT), Florida State
Randy Gregory (DE), Nebraska
Eli Harold (DE), Virginia
Zach Hodges (DE), Harvard
Grady Jarrett (DT), Clemson
Derrick Lott (DT), Tennessee-Chattanooga
Joey Mbu (DT), Houston
Ellis McCarthy (DT), UCLA
Owamagbe Odighizuwa (DE), UCLA
Nate Orchard (DE), Utah
David Parry (NT), Stanford **
Jordan Phillips (DT), Oklahoma
Shane Ray (DE), Missouri
Cedric Reed (DE), Texas
Danny Shelton (NT), Washington
Preston Smith (DE), Mississippi State
Za'Darius Smith (DE), Kentucky
Davis Tull (DE), Tennessee-Chattanooga
Leonard Williams (DT), USC
Gabe Wright (DT), Auburn

Linebackers - The Chargers will once again be looking for an OLB and possibly some ILB depth depending on how FA goes.

Kwon Alexander (OLB), LSU
Stephone Anthony (ILB), Clemson
Paul Dawson (ILB), TCU
Trey DePriest (ILB), Alabama
Bud Dupree (OLB), Kentucky
Geneo Grissom (OLB), Oklahoma **
Jordan Hicks (ILB), Texas **
Mike Hull (ILB), Penn State
A.J. Johnson (ILB), Tennessee
Taiwan Jones (ILB), Michigan State
Eric Kendricks (ILB), UCLA
Hau'oli Kikaha (OLB), Washington
Lorenzo Mauldin (OLB), Louisville
Benardrick McKinney (ILB), Mississippi State
Denzel Perryman (ILB), Miami (Fla.)
Hayes Pullard (ILB), USC
Shaq Thompson (OLB), Washington
Max Valles (OLB), Virginia
Tony Washington (OLB), Oregon
Ramik Wilson (ILB), Georgia

Defensive backs - Even if Shareece Wright comes back, the Chargers could add another CB.  Also with the way Jahleel Addae throws himself around, and the fact that CB/S Marcus Gilchrist is a free agent, the team could also be looking to bring in another S.

Adrian Amos (SS), Penn State **
Alex Carter (CB), Stanford
Justin Coleman (CB), Tennessee
Jalen Collins (CB), LSU
Landon Collins (FS), Alabama
Justin Cox (FS), Mississippi State
Ronald Darby (CB), Florida State
Quandre Diggs (CB), Texas
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (CB), Oregon
Durell Eskridge (FS), Syracuse
Charles Gaines (CB), Louisville
Senquez Golson (CB), Ole Miss
Doran Grant (CB), Ohio State
Ladarius Gunter (CB), Miami (Fla.)
Chris Hackett (FS), TCU
Gerod Holliman (FS), Louisville
A.J. Jefferson (CB), UCLA **
Kevin Johnson (CB), Wake Forest
Byron Jones (CB), Connecticut
Craig Mager (CB), Texas State **
Steven Nelson (CB), Oregon State
Marcus Peters (CB), Washington
Cody Prewitt (SS), Ole Miss
Damarious Randall (FS), Arizona State
Jordan Richards (SS) Stanford
Quinten Rollins (CB), Miami (Ohio)
Eric Rowe (CB), Utah
Josh Shaw (CB), USC **
Jacorey Shepherd (CB), Kansas **
Derron Smith (FS), Fresno State
Tye Smith (CB), Towson
Damian Swann (CB), Georgia
Trae Waynes (CB), Michigan State
Kevin White (CB), West Virginia
P.J. Williams (CB), Florida State

I left out the QB's for two reasons.  1) There aren't many so if you want to look, might as well look at all of them. 2) I don't particularly like any of them in this class and our backup is not a FA so there isn't a huge need yet. Maybe next year.

I also left out TE's because Antonio Gates was able to stay relatively healthy last year and I am stubborn so I'm still holding out hope they get Ladarius Green more involved.  However I wouldn't be surprised if they brought one in as an UDFA

I left out all the kickers because if you are not being paid to watch kickers at the combine...well I won't go there.   Also we don't have a 7th round pick as it was sent to Dallas for Sean Lissemore.