Right now, every scout in the NFL is in Indianapolis, observing, analyzing, and ranking draft prospects at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. And while there is little evidence to suggest that a strong performance at the combine is any indication of future success in the NFL—one study claims, not surprisingly, that a player’s college performance is actually a better indicator—it certainly is true that teams believe a good combine performance matters. If they didn’t, there wouldn’t be so many notable example of draft stock rising as a result of a strong combine showing.
Regardless of the usefulness of the NFL combine, it certainly is entertaining to see which players are the fastest, the strongest, or the most agile. And every once in a while, a guy turns in combine performance for the ages.
Today we’re going to take a look at 12 of the best combine performances of all-time. So if you find you are having a little NFL withdrawal right now and can’t wait for the 2013 draft, you should definitely take a look.