The NFL combine takes a lot of heat for being an unimportant part of the draft process. Many evaluators take the workouts and make significant adjustments to their rankings. While some do overrate prospects based on the combine, this event still has a lot of value.
For the small-school prospects on this list, the combine offers them a chance to turn some heads. These are players that didn't get that much attention throughout their college career.
The best example came last season when Dontari Poe flew up draft boards after an impressive workout.