NFL Combine 2012: College Prospects with Tons to Prove in Indianapolis

Sean JacksonContributor IIIFebruary 17, 2012

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 02:  Devier Posey #8 of Ohio State Buckeyes runs upfield during the first half at the Gator Bowl against the Florida Gators at EverBank Field on January 2, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
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The NFL Combine is a chance for players to show what they have athletically. It also reveals something to scouts about the players’ work ethic and ability to prepare for one of the most important tests they’ll face in their football careers.

Here are some players that need to show the NFL Scouts as much as they can.

DeVier Posey, Ohio State

Posy served a ten-game suspension to begin his senior season, which means he played in only three games. While DeVier has amassed a good highlight video worth of plays during his time as a Buckeye he also needs to show scouts what he has as there isn’t much tape on him from this past season.

Vontaze Burfict, Arizona State

Vontaze is a talented player but it seems his work ethic is in question lately. As Draft Insider reports Burfict appears to be out of shape and is doing only 15 reps on the bench press. These reports will do little to help his draft status. Furthermore, Draft Insider reports he’s suffering from a hamstring injury.

Whether this will play a factor in the combine is unknown. One thing is certain; Burfict has to show scouts he’s willing to put out the effort. If he isn’t, what’s the point of drafting him?

Quinton Coples, North Carolina

Quinton also appears to be having a work ethic problem. Coples will likely be a first-round draft pick but his combine can go a long way in determining who will select him. If he shows up ready to go, it will prove that he does care and his head and heart are in it. If he shows up unmotivated, many teams may seem him as a liability and pass.