Towson defensive end Ryan Delaire regularly lowered his shoulder pads and accelerated into opponents' backfields during the past two seasons, leveling unsuspecting quarterbacks and running backs.
It was a recurring display of skill that earned Delaire an invitation to the NFL scouting combine this week at Lucas Oil Stadium.
It was also an example of how a "tweener" draft prospect such as Delaire can provide value to a defense, especially in the 3-4 defensive scheme, where smaller college defensive ends often project as outside linebackers at the next level.
"To be honest, I feel like I'm a hybrid," Delaire said Friday. "I feel like I can stand up...