Workout warriors commence. The 2011 NFL Scouting Combine is just days away and, soon enough, collegiate prospects will be earning and losing millions of dollars based on the tenths of seconds of their 40-yard dashes and vertical leaps.
Of course, there is much more that goes into the combine than just the workouts. Team doctors poke and prod each prospect, and teams conduct intense interviews to gauge players' attitudes, work ethic, and moxie under pressure.
But let's face it: When a player runs a 4.3-second 40, teams start drooling despite the long history of "workout warriors" who turned into mega busts. The following 10 players made scouts forget those cautionary tales by posting some of the most incredible workouts in NFL Scouting Combine history. Some struck gold and others fell flat on their faces, but all will thrive in the combine record books forever.