Combine not always a measuring stick for success (1 Viewer)

Dan in Lafayette

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Peter Schrager / Fox Sports

In the days leading up to the NFL Draft Combine, it's hard not to think about Mike Mamula.

Thirteen years ago, Mamula became the first of what would end up being a long line of noted "combine freaks" to take NFL scouts and player personnel men by storm during the annual February post-Super Bowl treat for the football-obsessed.

Back in February of '95, Mamula showed up to the combine considered a potential second- or third-round draft pick. An undersized defensive lineman while at Boston College, the kid from western New York was hardly considered a future NFL pass rushing specialist. But then came the workout — a performance scouts and coaches still talk about like some Paul Bunyan tall tale today. Full Story – Fox Sports

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