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

By staff

Posted by'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: