The NFL Scouting Combine is in the books. More than 330 players showcased their talents, flashing their speed in the 40-yard dash, strength in the 225-pound bench press and agility during an assortment of drills—all in preparation for April’s draft.
On the other side, general managers, coaches, scouts and other player personnel were on hand to interview, watch and further evaluate potential draft picks. Physical abilities, such as strength and quickness, were taken into account, as well as personal characteristics, such as intelligence, work ethic and overall knowledge of the game.
For the players, their work is done. Now, they wait for their pro days and that ever-so-important phone call during the draft.
Draft boards have been set. The top players at each position will certainly go in the first and second rounds.
As draft boards begin to dwindle down, teams will continue to search for hidden gems—players they feel aren’t widely regarded.
The list of players flying under the radar for this year’s draft is large in scope, but here are a few players who have the ability to become potential stars.