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are considered the beginning of the NFL draft process everyone a chance to see how the small-school hopefuls who dominated their level and are stepping up to face the big boys will match up.One of those small school players who has caught the NFL’s attention this season is John Cominsky Cheap B.J. Hill Jersey , a defensive end who played at Division II Charleston. Cominsky earned an invite to the Senior Bowl and it didn’t take long for him to have his “do I belong here?” moment. It came on his first play of the first Senior Bowl practice. Cominsky recently spent some time chatting with Big Blue View for the ‘Valentine’s Views’ podcast.Let’s let him explain what happened on that very first rep:“I’d say it was my very first play of practice. My very first play I got up and here comes big Kansas State [Dalton Risner] coming at me. He’s lining up. He’s big, he’s strong. I’m thinking in my mind ’OK, here we go. The moment of truth,’” Cominsky said.“Anybody from Division II is going to be like ‘OK, here’s my chance. Here’s where I really find out where I’m at and if I’m going to be able to hang.’“So rep 1 Kansas State comes up to me and I’m playing the 5 technique, outside shoulder of the tackle. It’s thrown away from me. I listened to what my coach said and I got into that tackle as hard as I could and I put him right on his butt.“I was like, ‘alright I came from Division II and I put this guy on his butt. Here I am. I belong.’”Defensive end? Really?Cominsky was a 215-pound quarterback at Barberton High School who had no Division I scholarship offers. He landed at Charleston with no idea he would be a defensive end.“When I showed up at orientation that first day and d-end was next to my name my head kind of turned around. My stomach kinda flipped, I’m like ‘oh, crap, defensive end, dude, I’m tiny, I’m 215 pounds. That’s so different. I’ve never played defensive end before Cheap Dalvin Tomlinson Jersey ,” Cominsky said.“I was a little shocked about it, but I was so open-minded. I went to Charleston because they were my first offer, my only offer, so I was open-minded when I went there. I’m thinking, I’ll be equipment helper if I have to. I just want to be on this college team, that was really my mindset 鈥?I was ready to do whatever it took to be on that team.”Growing into a starAfter red-shirting as a freshman and admitting that “I got my butt whooped on practice squad for a year,” Cominsky began a process of weight training, eating and working that saw him grow into a dominant 6-foot-5, 285-pound player who has NFL teams intrigued.Cominsky had 6.5 sacks and 73 tackles in 2017, earning Division II preseason second-team All-America honors. “It’s just been stepping up every single year. I’ve gotten nothing but better, I haven’t stale-mated. I’ve only improved since I got to Charleston,” Cominsky said.John Cominsky (5)University of Charleston Athletic DepartmentBigger and betterCominsky believes he is just scratching the surface of his ability.“I think there’s probably five or six tiers above me where I’m at now. I went in there [Charleston] with a blank slate. I had nothing. I’ve developed over four years, but what I developed through four years maybe a kid developed through high school http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-alec-ogletree-jersey ,” Cominsky said.“I think now it’s time to start learning a little bit more technical stuff 鈥?I don’t even think it’s just one more step, I think it’s probably three or four tiers that I have to get to.”John CominskyScouting reports reference Cominsky’s intriguing athleticism for a man his size. He told Big Blue View maintaining and improving it is something he has been conscious of throughout the time he has been packing on the pounds.“If I think of my audience as being kids in college or kids that are in high school listening the biggest thing that I learned through experience was on top of putting on the weight you have to consistently be doing things around your athleticism, whatever that is. For me it was working the ladder, doing sprints, changing direction a lot, doing jumps, going and playing basketball a little bit, making sure I’m still athletic on a basketball court, box jumps, anything that challenges your athleticism. “In my eyes I think I gained athleticism because I worked on those things. It’s not just working on getting bigger and stronger.”He thinks he can get bigger.“I think I have 20-25 pounds that I believe I could gain and maintain athleticism. Over my four years at Charleston I kind of developed a notion of myself knowing my body fat and what it can handle. I’m super light on my feet right now. I’m as light as I’ve ever been at 285 鈥?I feel like I’m back to 245. I’m jumping out of the gym and I’m cutting like I’m 245 again,” Cominsky said.“I could easily be 305, 310 and run the same speed.”Cominsky talked about a lot more during our 20-minute conversation. Please give the show a listen below.Where to subscribeYou can find and subscribe to Big Blue View radio from the show’s home page.You can find all the shows on our Big Blue View Radio Hub Page.You can also find the shows and subscribe on all your favorite podcast apps:Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSSFinally, be sure to check out the home page for all of the shows across the expanding Vox Media Podcast Network. The first round of the 2018-2019 College Football Playoffs is here!It was a foregone conclusion that Alabama would be one of the teams playing today. The other three teams Cheap Jon Halapio Jersey , however, had fraught paths which lead them to their final rankings. For much of the year it was assumed that some combination of Georgia, Ohio State, and Michigan would be among the playoff teams, but they all wound up falling just short. Joining Alabama today are the Clemson Tigers, Oklahoma Sooners, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Considering these games feature the top four ranked teams in the nation, this evening is sure to be rich with scouting opportunities for April’s draft. There is the distinct possibility that we will be watching future New York Giants in these games.Cotton Bowl - Clemson vs. Notre DameESPN - 4 p.m.The story of this game might be the players not on the field. Clemson had three players suspended after testing positive for a banned substance — a suspension which as since been upheld after the B-sample came back positive as well. Among those players is defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence, who might be the best nose tackle in the draft and has been the rock in the middle of Clemson’s talented defensive line. But even without Lawrence, EDGE Clellin Ferrell and DT Christian Wilkins will likely give Notre Dame fits. Of course, Notre Dame boasts a talented squad of their own, including DT Jerry Tillery and CB Julian Love. And if you aren’t happy about Romeo Okwara being cut only to have a break-out season for the Detroit Lions, keep an eye on Julian Okwara http://www.giantscheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-connor-barwin-jersey , Notre Dame’s 6’4”, 240 pound EDGE. The younger Okwara brother is only a red-shirt sophomore, but he has submitted his name to the Advisory Committee for a draft grade. (Their parents named them Romeo and Julian? Just... Wow.)Players to watchClemsonClellin Ferrell (EDGE)Christian Wilkins (DT)Trayvon Mullen (CB)Kendall Joseph (LB)Mitch Hyatt (OT)Notre DameJerry Tillery (DT)Julian Okwara (EDGE)Te’Von Coney (LB)Julian Love (CB)Alohi Gilman (S)Orange Bowl - Alabama vs. Oklahoma ESPN - 8 p.m. This game could wind up being the highlight of the season, and story lines abound. Who will play quarterback for Alabama, Tua Tagovailoa or Jalen Hurts? What will Kyler Murry do after this season? The fact that this game could pit the Heisman Trophy winner against the runner up should be a story all its own.Will Oklahoma play defense? Can Alabama slow down Oklahoma’s playmakers and wide-open scheme? From a draft perspective, this game is absolutely chock-full of prospects. In particular, keep an eye on Oklahoma RT Cody Ford. The 6’5”, 340 pounder isn’t just as big and powerful as those numbers suggest, but he has excellent feet as well — and a penchant for ending plays with defenders on the ground.Players to watchAlabamaQuinnen Williams (DT)Raekwon Davis (DT)Anfernee Jennings (EDGE)Mack Wilson (LB)Deionte Thompson (S)Jonah Williams (OT)Ross Piersbacher (OG)Irv Smith Jr (TE)OklahomaCody Ford (OT)Bobby Evans (OT)Ben Powers (IOL)Rodney Anderson (RB)Marquise Brown (WR)

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