With the Combine over with, we know who the winners and losers are, and yet that should not impact too much of how you graded a player.
In fact, the thing the combine should do is make you take a look back and see if those underwear numbers match up to specific issues or traits you see in a players game.
Here are five that shined, five that confused, and five that should make you go back and take a look again.
The 5 that shined:
Vic Beasley, Edge, Clemson: Answered questions about his size, while maintaining the explosiveness that made him special in the first place. He made the #ForcePlayers list that friend and podcast companion Justis Mosqueda has created, which means he has the requisite size, speed, strength ratio to be a special player in the NFL.
Alvin "Bud" Dupree, Edge, Kentucky: My favorite player of the draft this year, Dupree exceeded even my expectations, and looks to be well out of range for the Cardinals at this point. His dynamic athletic ability was never in question, but just how dominant he was, well it was special.
Owamagbe Odighizuwa, Edge, UCLA: Welcome to the land of the rising prospect, well at least nationally. As I said a couple of mock drafts ago, Owa would start to climb, he is an athletic freak who was not asked to rush the passer a lot at UCLA. He's going to start getting mocked in round one, his hip issues matter, but maybe not enough.
Kevin White, WR, WVU: While the Cardinals have nearly zero chance of drafting White, he was a star at the combine. He ran a 4.35 40 while showing off an amazing explosive rating in the jumps. His hands have never been a question, but now he is showing that rare athletic ability as well.
David Johnson, RB, Northern Iowa: Maybe no other "BIG" running back did as much for their stock as Johnson did at the combine. His combination of size, speed, change of direction, and explosiveness could mean he is a rare breed of every down NFL back.
Five to go back and watch (The Good):
Damarious Randall, S, ASU: Being a local kid, we knew Randall had talent, but he did not always display the pure athleticism that he showed in Indy. Maybe that is an indictment of ASU's use of him, or maybe that is an indictment of his ability, but he's one to go back and watch now.
Jeremy Langford, RB, Michigan St: I never saw an elite athlete when I watched Langford play this year, but his numbers were really impressive. Does he play that fast in pads? I need another run through his tape to see.
Byron Jones, CB, UConn: Maybe no one else did as much for their stock at the combine than Jones did, if you believe in that sort of thing, and that was something I had not seen on the film. I saw a good corner, with ball skills, the ability to play in zone, and someone who might not be explosive enough for man coverage. Now, well I need to go see what I missed.
Chris Conley, WR, Georgia: My friend and podcast co-host Justin Higdon talked about Conley a little before the draft, but what he displayed at the combine, it makes you wonder if Georgia's passing game was really that bad.
Jaelen Strong, WR, ASU: I had no doubt about the little things that Strong brought to the table, I have always seen him as a big WR who played big and won big, contested catches and such, but his speed was a little surprising, and makes me want to go back and see if Taylor Kelly really held him back that much.
Five to go back and watch (The Bad):
Randy Gregory, Edge, Nebraska: 235 lbs is light for an edge player. Beyond that, Gregory was good -- not great -- in the movement drills, which makes me wonder if I missed something. I knew Gregory was not great against the run, but now, as Justis stated, his numbers translate well for an inside backer, but not an edge rusher.
Paul Dawson, LB, TCU: I love Dawson, but he was SLOW. This has a little Terrell Suggs to it, although comparing a round two linebacker with a future Hall of Famer is risky, but his bad combine should make you go back and look, because he does not move that slow in pads.
Devin Funchess, WR, Michigan: In a really good wide receiver class, Funchess moved like a tight end, and added more concern to whether or not he could be a wide receiver in the NFL.
Andrus Peat, OT Stanford: He's a mauler, but he did not move as well as I had hoped, and that backs up some of the things I have seen on tape as far as ability to hang as a left tackle in the NFL.
Danny Shelton, DT, Washington: While many have Shelton on the positive side, I disagree. Shelton won at the Senior Bowl in a lot of one-on-one situations, but he has not shown the athleticism that was promised. (Note: He is a freak athlete because he can play at 340+ lbs, but compare his numbers to guys like Dontari Poe, and he's not a "freak"). I can't get past the fact that I see him more in the Dan Williams role than the Poe, Ngata type. Just one man's opinion though.
Who opened your eyes?