What is fascinating about the path to the NFL draft is that prospects are not just performing to build their reputation, but to ensure a profitable future.
While a fan or scout will interpret a 40-yard dash time in a matter of seconds, the player sees it in dollar signs: The faster he runs the more money he gets.
Some athletes cannot handle the grueling process while others are able to reconfirm what scouts already know.
The most intriguing prospects are the few who overachieve throughout the pre-draft months. These are the players motivated by the mighty dollar, the ones who realize their future is dependent on their ability to showcase their full potential.
The following prospects will be receiving fat paychecks in the future thanks to their better-than-expected performances during the pre-draft events.