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2014 NFL Combine: Who were the winners and who were the losers?

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At the close of the Combine, what stood out?

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As the NFL Combine came to a close, we are now left to debate who are the winners and losers among the draft prospects.

Who were some winners?

JaDaveon Clowney:

His bench press wasn't impressive, but his arm length, 40 time and jumping were what people had hoped -- freakish.

Greg Robinson:

The Auburn left tackle showed size and athleticism. Add that to some very good game tape and you have yourself a very, very good position to be in with respect to the NFL Draft.

Joel Bitonio:

The unheralded tackle out of Nevada got some mention by Mike Mayock right before the Combine. Then he shows some good speed and athleticism. People will be talking about him leading up to the draft, something that wasn't happening previous to last week.

Justin Gilbert:

The cornerback showed he is the class of his position. He was super fast and super strong. He probably won't be around for the Cardinals to even consider at number 20.

Aaron Donald:

He was dynamic in the Senior Bowl. He is fast and athletic. He was great on tape. Guess what? He solidified himself as one of the top defensive prospects coming into the Draft.

The losers?

Cyrus Kouandjio:

Kouandjio' knee health became a concern. That's what the Combine is about. Unfortunately, some teams might find him undraftable now.

Michael Sam:

He had the biggest press event of the week, but then he did not stand out with his measurables. Add to that the fact that he brings potential distractions with him and that people have begun to pick apart his game tape, and you see a guy that is seeing his draft stock dive a bit.

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Is there anyone else that should be on either part of this list? Discuss it in the comments below.