Top 2014 NFL combine performers

Jimmy Garoppolo, Jadeveon Clowney among most impressive players

Updated: February 26, 2014, 11:28 AM ET
By Bill Polian | ESPN Insider

There were several standout performances during the four days of drills and athletic testing at the 2014 NFL scouting combine. Here is a look at the players who impressed me the most (sorted here by position).


Jimmy Garoppolo, QB, Eastern Illinois: He followed up a terrific East-West Shrine game with an outstanding Senior Bowl game, and then put on an impressive performance at the combine. The ball jumped out of his hands during passing drills, showing a live arm and quick feet out of the shotgun (he wasn't as quick from under center, but he's still inexperienced in that area). He showed arm strength, presence and athleticism.