The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, which will be held Feb. 22-25 in Indianapolis, will give 335 draft prospects a common setting to impress scouts and make names for themselves.
While the workouts of elite prospects like South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins will likely get the most attention, those players—already safe bets to be first-round picks—probably have the least to gain from this year’s event.
For players whose draft stocks are more in flux, the combine is a legitimate opportunity to improve one’s draft stock. Along with impressing in positional drills and in interviews with NFL teams, running fast, jumping high and/or dominating the bench press is a sure-fire way a prospect can make scouts take second looks.
While that opportunity is present for every prospect who chooses and is healthy enough to be a full participant, the following 10 NFL hopefuls are among the most likely to take advantage of the stage and improve their draft positions.
Note: All results from previous combines courtesy of NFL.com.