Studs and duds among the NFL Combine

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Manti Te’o, left, ran a 4.82 on the 40 yard dash, which was 7th worst among linebackers who participated in the drill.

The yearly NFL Scouting Combine, where college prospects work through drills and media appearances, was this past weekend. Some turned heads with fast 40s or knowledgeable meetings with team coaches and staff, but others disappointed and may have hurt their draft standings.

A significant player who disappointed was Manti Te’o, who furthered the argument that many coaches and draftniks have long been saying: he lacks elite athleticism. His poor performance may have pushed him out of the first round in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Another disappointment included projected #1 offensive lineman Luke Joeckel, though his performance wasn’t as dire as Te’o’s.

But there were many players who turned in an exceptional Combine performance, one of which includes Texas wideout Marquise Goodwin, who ran a 4.27 40 yard dash, just .3 seconds short of the record set by current Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson, who ran a 4.24 40 yard dash in 2008.