Two days from now, the NFL Scouting Combine will commence for the 2011 season. For some players, the combine can increase their stock, keep it the same or drastically diminish it—thus causing them to be drafted lower.
The unexpected players are usually the ones who get all the hype and those who are expected to excel usually are the ones to get bashed on. For example, Taylor Mays who ran a 4.43 40-yard dash time last year when he was predicted to run a 4.24.
But is it fair to determine how a player will perform during the season based on times and numbers? Some might think yes; that's why there is the combine, after all.
Regardless of who does well and who doesn't, here are some of the craziest numbers put up by college prospects in the past years.