A great combine is icing on the cake IMO. If someone's combine signification raises a players draft position, whoever drafted him is an idiot.
Someone can play, or they can't. The combine should strengthen a players position or lift someone over someone that is rated equally or near the same level. Being able to run a 4.2 40, or benching 225lbs 40 times is a very good thing, but they aren't the be all end all.
Now a negative combine IMO can have more affect that a positive one, (like a CB or safety running a 4.7 40, or an OL benching 225lbs 17 times) but even at that it is only certain combine events that could have a very negative effect on a specific position.
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