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    1. Knowshon Moreno, Georgia 5-11, 217
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 1
    Post-Combine Skinny: Showed off that he's really, really, really cut. The 4.63 wasn't great, but it was good enough considering he was blazing through the short, quickness drills.
    Positives: Productive, even with everyone keying on him … Great leader, great character … A winner. A baller. … Will be great for the passing game in time.
    Negatives: Might not be an NFL workhorse … Not big. Slight build … Not a power runner.

    2. Chris Wells, Ohio State 6-1, 235
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 2
    Post-Combine Skinny: For all those who weren't drooling before, they are now. Beanie ran a sub-4.6, lifted 25 times, and broad jumped a phenomenal 10''8". It was a special workout for a player of his size.
    Positives: Ultimate size/speed combination … Can run with power and can hit the home run … Excellent burst of a smaller back … The ultimate “If he stays healthy” prospect.
    Negatives: Durability … Durability … Durability ... Questionable receiver … Questionable blocker.

    3. LeSean McCoy, Pitt 5-11, 198
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 3
    Post-Combine Skinny: Had the flu and didn't run. No one ran lights out in the Combine, so the potential is there for McCoy to make a big splash in his future worouts.
    Positives: Ultra-productive … Superior receiver … Good character. Hard worker ... Ultra-quick with good nose for the goal line … Fast.
    Negatives: Not big and won’t get bigger … Willing blocker, but not a great one. … Ankle issues.

    4. Shonn Greene, Iowa 5-11, 227
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 4
    Post-Combine Skinny: No one expected a great 40 time, and few seemed concerned with the 4.72. He's a power back, and the 10'1" broad jump showed the power in his legs. Extremely small hands.
    Positives: Dream size .. Powerful, between the tackles runner … Workhorse. Produced against everyone … Tough runner with good enough quickness to get by.
    Negatives: Not an elusive runner. Will get hit … One-year wonder … Not fast.

    5. Donald Brown, Connecticut 5-10, 210
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 6
    Post-Combine Skinny: He only ran a 4.51, but that didn't seem to matter after he jumped 10'5" in the broad jump and was quick and fluid in the drills.
    Positives: Ultra-productive workhorse … Carried the UConn offense … Great through traffic.
    Negatives: Not a receiver … Not flashy and won’t tear off too many big runs …. Not necessarily a pile mover.

    6. Andre Brown, NC State 6-0, 224
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 8
    Post-Combine Skinny: He had a tremendous Combine. Not only did he measure big, but he also ripped off a 4.49 to go along with 24 reps and a 37" vertical. He wasn't all that quick in the drills, but he was athletic for his size.
    Positives: Big back who plays up to his size … Fantastic when healthy … Good receiver.
    Negatives: Durability concerns … Not a speed runner in any way … Toughness questions.

    7. Ian Johnson, Boise State 5-10, 212
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 19
    Post-Combine Skinny: Arguably the shocker of the Combine. No one helped himself more. Everyone likes him, but no one expected a 4.46, 26 reps, and a 4.18 in the shuttle.
    Positives: Very productive … Excellent character and great teammate. Didn’t whine about reduced role as a senior … Slippery around the goal line.
    Negatives: Too lean … Durability concerns. Took some big shots … Not known for being a quick runner and doesn’t always show a burst.

    8. Rashad Jennings, Liberty 6-1, 231
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 14
    Post-Combine Skinny: The 4.6 was great for his size. More impressively, he was one of the quickest backs in the field even at 231 pounds. And then there was the bench ... 29 times?!
    Positives: Big back who’s great around the goal line … 42 career touchdown runs. A workhorse who carried the attack … Solid receiver for his size.
    Negatives: Fumbles … Limited in his NFL potential … Produced at Liberty. Started off at Pitt. … Weight is a big issue.

    9. James Davis, Clemson 5-11, 218
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 9
    Post-Combine Skinny: Not big. the 4.6 wasn't awful, but for a back who's supposedly has power, he only came up with 17 reps.
    Positives: Hard runner with good nose for the goal line … Faster than he showed off in college … Good quickness.
    Negatives: Not big enough to be a power back … While quick, he’s not going to make too many defenders miss … Isn’t necessarily a workhorse.

    10. Cedric Peerman, Virginia 5-10, 216
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 10
    Post-Combine Skinny: The pet project of several scouts, the 4.45 game them ammunition with their general managers. The 27 reps on the bench showed how incredibly strong he is for his size. Made a huge splash.
    Positives: Very productive when healthy … Quick through the hole, and tough when hit … Could be an elite kick returner.
    Negatives: Suffered a foot injury in 2007 … Not a power runner and not huge.

    11. Arian Foster, Tennessee 6-1, 226
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 11
    Post-Combine Skinny: Didn't run the 40 and didn't participate in most of the drills, but he lifted an impressive 23 times.
    Positives: Productive. One of Tennessee’s most productive backs … Could flourish in a one-cut offense … Smart with good size … Looks the part.
    Negatives: Doesn’t do any one thing well … Doesn’t necessarily run up to his size … Average speed.

    12. Mike Goodson, Texas A&M 6-0. 208
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 12
    Post-Combine Skinny: Was a bit bigger than expected. While the 4.54 was pedestrian, few were as quick or as productive in the other drills.
    Positives: Extremely quick and great at finding the hole … Breakaway back who could be a home run hitter … Creative runner who could be a receiver.
    Negatives: Toughness question marks … Durability. Was rarely healthy … Isn’t big.

    13. Devin Moore, Wyoming 5-9, 185
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 13
    Post-Combine Skinny: He wasn't invited to the Combine, but he held his own private workout outside the event and impressed everyone who showed up by blasting out a 4.4.
    Positives: Shifty speed back … Versatile. Could be used on special teams and as a receiver … Stronger than his size might appear.
    Negatives: No power in any way … Likely a returner and a specialist. … Won’t be a No. 1 back.

    14. Kory Sheets, Purdue 5-11, 208
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 17
    Post-Combine Skinny: Didn't lift well, but no one cared. The 4.47 and 11.7 in the 60-yard drill confirmed the athleticism everyone wnated to see.
    Positives: All-around back … Great receiver who can be used in a variety of ways … A willing workhorse for his size.
    Negatives: More of a specialist than an every down runner … Isn’t a huge runner. Little power.

    15. Javon Ringer, Michigan State 5-9, 205
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 7
    Post-Combine Skinny: Wasn't fast enough. No one questions his toughness, but for his size, a 4.6 was a disaster. Proved to be strong and very quick.
    Positives: A fast back who showed tremendous workhorse ability and durability last season … Answered all questions about goal line running … Great quickness and cutback ability.
    Negatives: Not necessarily a power runner. … Not big. Won’t be a workhorse at next level … Was banged up before last year.

    16. Glen Coffee, Alabama 6-1, 209
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 15
    Post-Combine Skinny: Ran well enough for his size with a 4.58 and lifted an impressive 24 times. Looked the part.
    Positives: Productive star in the SEC … Good around the goal line and between the 20s … Quick through the line.
    Negatives: Isn’t special in any one area … Injury concerns. Banged up throughout Bama career … Not an NFL-caliber receiver.

    17. Jeremiah Johnson, Oregon 5-9, 209
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 5
    Post-Combine Skinny: Disappointing. The 4.67 was a disaster considering he slimmed down. Wasn't nearly quick enough in the drills to make up for it.
    Positives: Good functional speed … Tough for his size … Great burst once he gets through a hole.
    Negatives: Torn ACL in 2007 … Not necessarily a workhorse. Will likely need to split time (but that could be a plus on the right team) … Shoulder issue.

    18. Javarris Williams, Tennessee State 5-9, 219
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 20
    Post-Combine Skinny: Showed off nice speed and excellent strength. The 4.52 was excellent; the 25 lifts were better.
    Positives: Phenomenal athlete … Good scorer. Wants the ball around the goal line … Good quickness through the hole.
    Negatives: Not a proven receiver … Not a strong runner … Missing special ability in any one way.

    19. Marlon Lucky, Nebraska 5-11, 216
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 18
    Post-Combine Skinny: Was fine, but didn't stand out. A decent 4.59 in the 40 didn't make up for average quickness in the drills.
    Positives: Good all-around skills … Good runner who could be a nice starter for stretches … Excellent receiver.
    Negatives: Not fast … Not a power runner … Durability concerns.

    20. Tyrell Sutton, Northwestern 5-8, 211
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 16
    Post-Combine Skinny: Didn't show off any speed, running a slow 4.65, but was decent in a few of the drills. He needed to be more athletic.
    Positives: Great all-around back who can catch as well as run … A stronger runner than his size … Can be used in a variety of ways.
    Negatives: Injury issues. Gets banged up too much … Not necessarily a burner for his size … Tries hard, but isn’t a blocker.

    21. P.J. Hill, Wisconsin 5-11, 222
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 21
    Post-Combine Skinny: Didn't work out, but he was there and he slimmed down. Small hands won't help fumbling issue.
    Positives: Powerful downhill runner … Great scorer … A closer. Great late in games … Decent receiver.
    Negatives: Not fast … Injury issues. Got dinged up over the last few years. Took a pounding … Has to keep weight in check.

    22. Marcus Thigpen, Indiana 6-0, 200
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 22
    Post-Combine Skinny: Wasn't At The Combine
    Positives: Speed, speed, speed … Tremendous home-run hitter who could be a situational star … Fantastic return potential.
    Negatives: Not a power back in any way … Not consistent. Didn’t get regular work … Mediocre blocker.

    23. Kahlil Bell, UCLA 5-11, 212
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 23
    Post-Combine Skinny: A near-disaster. The 4.75 40 was a draft killer, and while he showed good quickness, he only lifted 225 pounds 15 times.
    Positives: Great athlete … Good size who doesn’t go down easily … Good vision through the hole.
    Negatives: Not durable … Character questions … Not a blazer for his size.

    24. Gartrell Johnson, Colorado State 5-10, 219
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 24
    Post-Combine Skinny: Slow. Ran a painfully sluggish 4.75 for a smallish back.
    Positives: Ultra-productive workhorse … Good home-run speed once he gets into the open … Will work.
    Negatives: Not an elite athlete … Tries to run with power, but his style doesn’t necessarily translate to the next level.

    25. Aaron Brown, TCU 6-0, 195
    Pre-Combine Position Rank: 25
    Post-Combine Skinny: Wasn't At The Combine
    Positives: When healthy, he was extremely productive … Fast. Can be a return man. … Great cutting ability.
    Negatives: Not durable … Purely a specialist at the next level. A third down back … Not a blocker.

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