Few recent combine stars have become productive NFL players

ESPN.com analyzed the 25 best combine performers in six key categories since 2000. The performances show how important -- and unimportant -- raw ability can be.

Originally Published: February 20, 2008
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

NFL hopefuls routinely bolster their draft status through feats of speed, strength and agility.

In recent seasons, cornerbacks Dunta Robinson and Carlos Rogers strengthened their standing as top-10 draft choices by impressing teams at the annual scouting combine.

Since 2000, Terence Newman, Vernon Davis, LaRon Landry, Troy Williamson, Haloti Ngata, Brodrick Bunkley and Tye Hill were also among those who tested well enough in specific areas to help secure spots early in their ...

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