The NFL Scouting Combine is where prospects either rise up draft boards or get taken off them.
And this 2013 combine was no different. Numerous players showed scouts what they're capable of in the annual "underwear Olympics."
Whether it be blazing 40 times or putting up 38 225-pound reps, there are always players who rise up into the first round just by their performance in the combine.
Dontari Poe is a perfect example. At last year's combine, 6'4'', 346-pounder Poe ran the 40 in 4.98 seconds and bench-pressed 225 pounds 44 times, which was the best in the 2012 combine. Poe's performance captured the eye of the Kansas City Chiefs' front office and coaching staff, enough to convince them to draft Poe 11th overall in the 2012 draft.
Accounting for players like Poe is an important part in any draft. Here is how the combine affects how teams view top prospects throughout the first round of April's draft.