NFL Sleepers Who Boosted Their Draft Stock at the Combine

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NFL Sleepers Who Boosted Their Draft Stock at the Combine
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Part of the fun at the annual NFL Scouting Combine is seeing the draft's best prospects back up the hype with their freakish athleticism.

But it's arguably more enjoyable to watch the diamonds in the rough emerge, turning heads and raising eyebrows with surprising performances in timed drills and positional workouts.

This year's installment in Indianapolis was no different, with draft hopefuls on both sides of the ball demonstrating attractive size/speed combinations, explosive jumps and lightning-quick shuttle times. The combine is one of the biggest landmarks in a months-long job interview for these players. Putting on a pleasantly surprising show for NFL decision-makers can make a world—or multiple rounds—of difference.

Here are a handful of prospects who did just that last weekend in Indy.

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