The NFL Scouting Combine puts a few hundred future draftees on display each year. Since Saturday, Feb. 22, members of the New York Giants' scouting department have scrutinized the incoming talent in search of draft-day gold: a hidden gem.
The combine—where speed is splintered into split seconds and leaps factored down to fractions of an inch—no discrepancy is too slight to go unnoticed; deviations as marginal as two-hundredths of a second could make all the difference on draft day. It is the job of Giants' talent evaluators to pinpoint the prospects who at the combine maximize their measurables.
This article will highlight seven combine competitors whose performances should have raised some eyebrows, including those of Giants general manager Jerry Reese. Faced with the challenge of rebuilding a "broken" offense while also preserving a top-10 defense, Reese must leave no stone unturned as he creates a contingent of ripe, new rookies.
These hidden gems will no longer be ignored.
Kevin is a New York Giants Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. You can Follow him on Twitter here. All combine results and scouting info courtesy of NFL.com's results tracker and individual prospect profiles, unless specifically noted otherwise.