The NFL Scouting Combine can be a major boon for prospects who light up stop watches, jump out of the stadium or put up eye-popping feats of strength. It can also be a bane for aspiring pros, and not just for those who perform poorly.
Many a career has been started with high expectations thanks to incredible performances at the combine or subsequent pro days. In some cases, the player is merely a bust. In some others, the expectations set by these performances can ruin careers.