The NFL Combine All-Stars

Data from the recently completed NFL Combine is still being gathered. Based on the data that is already available, though, it is possible to take a quick crack at identifying those players who performed well and who belong on our annual Combine all-star team. Inclusion on the all-star team is based strictly on the measurable Combine drills and nothing else. Data used in the analysis comes from NFL.com and from information accumulated by Mike Loyko. The evaluation included only a player’s performance in the three most important drills for each playing position (as presented in the recent “Which Combine Drills Are Most Important” article). In some cases, data for a drill (e.g., the 20 yard segment of the 40 yard run) is not available. In such cases, the drills evaluated included the data from the top three drills for which data is available (e.g., for a playing position with no data for a “top three drill” immediately available, the fourth most important drill would be included instead). The additional qualification is that a player must have participated in at least two of the three drills. Hence the exclusion of CB Byron Jones who did not do any of the running drills but blew the roof off the drills in which he did participate. The All-Star team follows below. Whether performance in Indianapolis translates to performance on Sundays remains to be answered. Center Andrew Gallik - Boston College Guards Mark Glowinski - West Virginia Laken Tomlinson, Duke Tackles Jake Fisher, Oregon Ali Marpet, Hobart Wide Receivers Chris Conley, Georgia Kenny Bell, Nebraska Sammie Coates, Auburn Tight End Mycole Pruitt, Southern Illinois Quarterback Nick Marshall, Auburn Small RB (<215 lbs) Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska Large RB David Johnson, Northern Iowa Small DE (<270 lbs) Vic Beasley, Clemson Large DE Mario Edwards, Florida State Defensive Tackle David Parry, Stanford Inside Linebackers Eric Kendricks, UCLA Stephone Anthony, Clemson Outside Linebackers Bud Dupree, Kentucky Edmond Robinson, Newberry Cornerbacks Ronald Darby, Florida State Jalen Collins, Louisiana State Safeties Justin Cox, Mississippi State Damarious Randall, Arizona State Follow Tony on Twitter @draftmetrics

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