Sometimes, it doesn't matter how much work you put in—it is simply not enough. For many prospective NFL stars, circumstances become such that three months from the draft, they must partake in significant damage control. Becoming a top pick is a constant struggle.
Whether it is an injury or off-field issue, some players are coming into the Scouting Combine with a lack of recent film to evaluate and questions to answer about their future.
Other prospects come into the combine facing the reality that even after a great season, perception says they do not measure up to their peers. The combine is an opportunity to stand side by side with these players and prove their worth.
For 335 athletes, the combine is a vital job interview. For these 10, it provides an opportunity to atone for their pasts and set a course for their futures in the NFL. Can these players prove to the league they are prepared to be NFL stars? Read on and find out.
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