The 2011 NFL Combine is quickly approaching, and college football's stars of yesterday are in the midst of the most important trial period of their lives.
Like steer being measured before facing a march to the slaughterhouse, all 329 Combine participants will be poked, prodded and pinched in front of the NFL's most pessimistic scouts.
Will one offensive tackle's arm length send him spiraling down 2011 NFL Draft boards? Will a stud SEC running back run his 40-yard dash a half-step slower than predicted and forfeit millions?
In a business where so much money is at stake, the smallest of details can make the largest of differences.
So, stay with us all week. We'll be projecting standout performances, recounting the most memorable Combine moments and maybe even taking the Wonderlic test.
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