Alabama QB not invited to NFL combine
Alabama QB Jake Coker came to Alabama in late Spring of 2014 as a graduate transfer from Florida State. He was unfairly announced as the next great player before he even had one practice in Tuscaloosa. Most of these expectations were fueled by FSU Head Coach Jimbo Fisher as he said Coker competed with eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston for starting quarterback of the Seminoles in 2012. Coker ended up losing the Alabama starting job to Blake Sims in 2014 and got very little playing time. Coming into the 2015 season everyone expected him to be the clear cut favorite to win the job but it took a “almost comeback” losing effort to Ole Miss in the third game of season for Coker to take the reigns. He never looked back.
Although he had some rocky starts and didn’t play well at times, the Crimson Tide never lost another game in 2015 as he led them to their 16th National Championship. Coker has all the intangibles to be an NFL starting QB at 6′ 6″ 235 pounds but he’s still raw having only one season as a starter. Still it’s amazing the little respect that the NFL showed by not sending him an invitation to the combine. 18 quarterbacks were invited. You’re telling me that they’re 18 quarterbacks better than Jake Coker? We’ll see…..