Some of the Big Ten's brightest former stars showed well at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, helping mend the league's reputation as a slower, less-athletic conference.
There were some dark spots, no doubt. Penn State receiver Allen Robinson, who had more than 1,000 yards in each of the past two seasons and more than 1,400 in 2013, ran even slower than expected and killed his chances of being drafted in the first round.
But for the most part, letdowns like that were few and far between.
Among the many Big Ten standouts, some stood out even more, doing wonders for their stock and forcing NFL evaluators to go back and order extra game tape.
Unless they are hiding something on film, that is the best thing that prospects could ask for upon leaving Indy.
Note: All testing results courtesy of NFL.com.