Hundreds of NFL personnel ascend on Indianapolis to poke, prod and pry into the lives of the 300-plus players invited to partake in what amounts to a four-day job interview.
The biggest headline-makers from any combine are usually the quarterbacks. But in terms of the actual events, nothing garners as much attention as the 40-yard dash. And although teams will downplay the usefulness of this "track meet" featuring "guys in shorts," every GM, coach and scout in the building pulls out their own stopwatch when the running starts.
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In recent years, WR/KR Trindon Holliday, WR Jacoby Ford, RB Chris Johnson and CB DeMarcus Van Dyke were among those players wowing scouts by breaking the 4.3-second barrier. There are a few players who will crash that party this year due to their track backgrounds. And there are a few larger players who will follow in the footsteps of past flyers Taylor Mays, Patrick Peterson and Julio Jones by putting up amazing times for their 220-to-240-pound builds.
These are the burners who'll likely turn heads on the Lucas Oil Stadium turf:
Morris Claiborne, CB, LSU: Claiborne isn't really regarded as a burner, but don't be surprised if the draft's top cover corner puts up one of the top times among defensive backs.
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Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor: Separating from defenders has not been an issue for Wright, and breaking into the 4.3's would also help him secure an invitation to Radio City Music Hall for the opening round of the draft on Thursday, April 26.
Others to watch: