The NFL Combine is a venue for players to show their extreme athleticism and physical abilities to move up 2011 NFL Draft boards.
Players who did not perform well during their college career can prove their hype was not just hype. They can provide a final view of their abilities for NFL scouts.
Abilities like speed, vertical jump, and upper-body strength all come to the forefront at the combine. Players who excel, are bound to catch the eye of an NFL team.
Here are 10 defensive players who need to show they have NFL caliber abilities, from February 23rd to March 1st.
**Draft rankings provided in this article were taken from cbssports.com