As arbitrary as 40-yard dash times and broad-jump numbers can be, the NFL Scouting Combine is where players can make or break their draft status. Cleveland Browns new general manager Ray Farmer will have the tough task of balancing the meat market that is the combine with years of actual game film.
It doesn’t matter how much stock you put in the combine, it is an undeniable force when making decisions. If a front office grades two players in a similar fashion, then a 40-yard dash time could be the tiebreaker.
The Browns have had their eyes on plenty of players the past few days. Some of them have excelled, while others have shown reason to be skeptical.
Just like the stock market, each player’s value can rise and fall with each drill. Here are some guys who have either helped or hurt their status throughout the first few days of the combine.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com's results tracker.