2012 NFL Combine: 5 Drills We Love (And 5 We Hate)

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2012 NFL Combine: 5 Drills We Love (And 5 We Hate)
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If you've never watched the NFL Combine, you're missing out on five of the most entertaining skills competitions in sports.

The combine tests the finest collegiate football players on their athletic abilities. It may be rigorous for players, but it sure is entertaining for fans.

Spanning the week of February 22-28, fans are treated to hundreds of these specimens competing to impress NFL executives and earn higher draft considerations.

The combine is broken up by positions, with offensive linemen and tight ends opening up the contest Saturday. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs compete on Sunday. Defensive linemen and linebackers are up on Monday. Defensive backs finish up the combine on Tuesday.

Every player goes through six general workouts. Each positional player then performs a series of position-specific drills.

Here is a quick guide to five quality drills worth catching and five you can avoid.

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