NFL Combine 2012 Results: Players Who Look Like Studs in Indianapolis
Depending on your school of thought, the NFL Combine can make or break a player's draft stock. Personally, I try not to let the combine impact my rankings or mocks much, but I do agree that having a good showing at the combine can definitely increase the hype around your name.
Does The Combine Really Impact Draft Stack?
These three players will have no problem entering the draft with some positive momentum. Here's why:
Matt Kalil, LT, USC
Kalil has been very impressive so far at the combine. It started at the podium interviews where he looked absolutely ripped, but then he followed that by putting up 30 reps at 225 pounds on the bench press—which is fantastic for a guy with his arm length.
As if the hype around him wasn't enough though, he went out and ran a 4.99 in the 40-yard dash, which essentially solidified his spot as the best lineman in the draft.
He has all the physical tools that would lead me to believe that he will be an All-Pro left tackle in the NFL for years to come.
Most have him projected at No. 3 overall, but a combine like this may just bump him up to No. 2 depending on St. Louis' thoughts.
Cordy Glenn, G/T, Georgia
At 6'5'', 348 pounds Glenn is a very big man, but what makes him so intriguing as a NFL prospect is his versatility.
He can play either guard or tackle, which makes him a must-have for teams with multiple needs on the offensive line.
He's been projected as a mid-first round pick depending on how players fall, but he may have really helped himself out at the combine.
Glenn ran an incredible 4.96, looked very agile and had great footwork in drills. His stock is soaring, and he may be able to jump up in the lineman rankings over Jonathan Martin or Riley Reiff.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
All the news surrounding the South Carolina wide receiver coming into the combine was that he was out of shape and overweight, but frankly these were just irresponsible rumors.
Jeffery proved the rumors wrong though and weighed in at a slender 216 pounds.
This all but solidifies that he'll be one of the first two receivers off the board along with Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon.
Jeffery has all the intangibles and skill-set to be a huge deep-threat wideout in the NFL.
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