The NFL Combine is a funny thing.

Scouts and analysts watch these players for years on the field, then comes the combine where the real decision makers get to see the draft crop in full and inevitably are influenced heavily.

Luckily the Denver Broncos already got a look at the top seniors while at the Senior Bowl, but they, too, will still be influenced by the results in Indy. In fact, the Broncos haven’t shied away from drafting workout warriors, a trend that continued last year as future first rounder, Garett Bolles, tore up the combine with his insane athleticism.

The combine also has an interesting divide amongst the prospects in Indianapolis. Some are known athletic phenoms who simply have to show those skills off, while others have serious questions that need answering. With that in mind, here’s what we expect to see next week and what we’ll be looking for.

The most freakish athletes in Indy


Lamar Jackson, QB, Louisville

Jackson remains a controversial figure in draft circles, but the Heisman winner could flip the combine on its head if he shows off the type of athleticism that made him impossible to stop in college.

The passing drills will also be important for Lamar in showing he is an NFL worthy quarterback. Especially when put side by side with the other top prospects at the position.

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Andre Simone was born in Boulder, Colorado raised in Milan, Italy and is the NFL draft and film analyst for Andre has charted every play of the Denver Broncos for the past several years and writes game grades after every Orange & Blue contest. Obsessed with the draft in all sports, he also developed stats for all four major sports and is the host of the Broncos draft podcast. Follow Andre on Twitter- @AndreSimone