The combine is an opportunity for the college football elite to showcase their talents and prove that they are worth a Top 10 pick because they have athleticism that is "off the charts". In contrast it could be a mask, a deceptive front that shades exactly what and who the player is. The combine has its mix of good and bad that executives must take in doses to help confirm or deny a notion. Here is a list of Top 5 moments and players of the combine.
1. Jadeveon Clowney:
The sought after defensive end seems to be a lock for one of the top picks in the NFL draft. His athleticism and explosiveness were showcased at the combine where he ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash and had a 37.5 inch vertical leap. Those metrics are just unheard of for a 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end, which helps confirm scouts of his amazing talents.
2. Aaron Donald:
The defensive tackle was a fringe first round prospect before his big day at the combine. The Missouri product had questions about his athleticism and strength coming into the combine but those questions were soon dismissed as he amazed scouts in those very categories. He had 35 reps for the bench press and had a 40-yard dash time of 4.68, impressive numbers for a defensive tackle. The performance might leapfrog him into first round consideration.