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Six Horned Frogs Invited to 2016 NFL Combine

It's a great representation for TCU, but were there a few snubs?

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Six TCU Horned Frogs have been invited to the 2016 NFL Combine, including Trevone Boykin, Josh Doctson, and Derrick Kindred.

Kolby Listenbee, Jaden Oberkom, and Halapoulivaati Vaitai are the other three Frogs making their way to Indianapolis to work out in front of every NFL team and their scouts.

All six are deserving of the opportunity. Boykin is coming off of an appearance in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, where he had just one quarter to show what he could do. He flashed some of his classic athleticism during his time on the field, but still has a long way to go to convince scouts he can be a quarterback at the next level.

Doctson is a sure-fire high-round pick, and will look to improve his standing while showing that his wrist is healing well. Listenbee will work to show that he's more than just a burner, but his speed alone should be enough to have scouts drooling over his potential.

Vaitai, Oberkrom, and Kindred will all look to impress as well. While it wouldn't surprise me to see Big V and Peanut taken in the middle rounds, I'd be surprised if Oberkrom was drafted, just because kickers rarely are.

However, if any kicker deserved to be drafted, it's Oberkrom, who was clutch week in and week out for the Frogs during his career.

One big name missing from the list though, is running back Aaron Green. Green is on the smaller side for NFL backs, and seemed to regress a bit in 2015, but in my eyes he was still deserving of an invitation. He's showing that too this week as he tears it up at Senior Bowl practices.

It's also curious that Davion Pierson and Terrell Lathan didn't receive invitations, but at the same time, the Combine can't invite every senior from every team. In our eyes Pierson and Lathan were definitely deserving of the opportunity, but the snub doesn't mean they'll go unnoticed at TCU's Pro Day, or on Draft Day.