Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Most of the time, the NFL Combine is simply a way for people who follow the draft to check some boxes. Sure, the analysts and TV folks make a big deal out of it, but teams pay much more attention to game film with the players against real competition in pads than they do running a short distance in spandex.
I was surprised at how much the 2015 NFL combine really affected my mock draft, however, as a lot of players that needed to do well did well and many players that I expected to do well did not. This means we get to go back to the tape and re-evaluate, but in the meantime, let’s take a look at how the combine affected the draft based on my own rankings.
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