The NFL's annual "Underwear Olympics", better known as the scouting combine, is now in the books. Hundreds of hopefuls were paraded, poked and prodded in an attempt to establish a draft hierarchy.
For the 4-12 Atlanta Falcons, the chance to draft players who'll have an immediate impact is right in their hands as they hold the sixth selection in the draft.
There are a few schools of thought on how Atlanta should approach the draft: Trading up to ensure it selects the most hyped defensive player in the draft in Jadeveon Clowney (South Carolina), staying the course and letting a potential franchise pick fall in its lap or even trading back in an effort to accumulate more picks.
In a draft as deep as this one, it almost makes little sense to give up anything to acquire a player that might not out-produce his peers. But from a business standpoint, doing so would set the city ablaze—from a fan fervor standpoint.
The Falcons' options are plentiful and so is the talent. Let's delve into who stood out in both a positive, and not so positive, way.
Note: All combine statistics were retrieved from NFL.com