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Monday, February 23, 2009
Top Big Ten performers at the NFL combine

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

For those of you who didn't spend the last few days glued to a TV or a computer for up-to-the-minute NFL combine updates, here's a snapshot of how Big Ten players fared at the premier pre-draft event.

The NFL lists the top performers in seven different categories. Keep in mind that not every Big Ten player and position group participates in every event.

40-yard dash

Bench press

Vertical jump

Broad jump

3-cone drill

20-yard shuttle

60-yard shuttle

My take

The combine is only one component of the draft evaluation process, yet a very important one. Here are my thoughts on these results: