10 NFL Stars Who Overcame Terrible Combine Performances

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10 NFL Stars Who Overcame Terrible Combine Performances
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The roster construction portion of the 2014 NFL season is officially underway.  With the league's front office personnel gathered at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine, Indianapolis serves as a hub for exchanging ideas and nitpicking the minute differences between draft prospects.

Being one of the final chances to impress scouts, the combine can irrefutably have an impact on one's draft stock.  Whether or not a series of drills far removed from true game conditions should hold such weight is another debate altogether, but the combine's influence is clear.

Of course, there are countless examples of players bucking their combine impressions, for better or worse.  Indeed, it is important to note that the combine is not so much a test of athleticism or skill, but rather preparedness and discipline.

With that in mind, here are 10 current NFL stars who most notably overcame their poor first impressions.

 

*Stats courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com, and combine results courtesy of NFLCombineResults.com.

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