NFL Draft 2012: 10 Combine Invitees That Should Stay Home

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NFL Draft 2012: 10 Combine Invitees That Should Stay Home
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Every year, the media and fans alike become concentrated on which college players can help their stock at the NFL Combine and grow far too concerned with an event of such overblown significance. 

When numerous elite quarterbacks inevitably decide not to throw and skill position players elect not to run the 40-yard dash or attempt the bench press, they're condemned for being too cautious to showcase their abilities and their skills are put into question. 

However, that's often unwarranted and in some cases, participants are better served skipping events altogether than participating and leaving general managers, coaches and scouts to find an explanation for disappointing results. 

In more extreme cases, players should skip the combine completely and concentrate on preparing for their pro day. We've witnessed too many stock-harming performances to declare the Combine a mandatory event for top prospects and with that being said, here are 10 invitees that would be better off staying home. 

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