More than 300 athletes will pour into Indianapolis next week, all biding for the top spots at this years NFL combine. There will only be let down for many, but it will be an amazing life changing moment for some. This is the next step in their path to be an NFL football player. Over the past few months especially, all of these athletes have been trying their best to add value to themselves. The more a player shows himself to be valuable in as many aspects as possible, the greater chance they have of getting picked for the team they want.
With that said, there are a few players this year that have been successful at adding tremendous value to themselves.
Here are my top 5 prospects at this year's NFL combine:
1. Leonard Fournette: RB at LSU. It's no question that Leonard Fournette is high on everyone's list. He is one of the most talented runners we have seen in at least a few years. That combined with size, gives him an edge over other players.
2. Christian McCaffrey: RB at Stanford. One word sums up McCaffrey, and that word is versatile. I'm really excited to see what he does at the combine. Should be entertaining.
3. Dalvin Cooke: RB at Florida State. The best thing about Cooke is that he is becoming known as an explosive runner. Though on the other hand, that can be a downside. Not every coach wants to coach a player that is "explosive". They can be difficult to coach.
4. Alvin Kamara: RB at Tennessee. Kamara is an excellent route runner. That is really sought after when selecting someone who will fit in to your playbook. Not to mention, he is also quite dynamic.
5. James Conner: RB at Pittsburgh. What to say about James Conner.... I genuinely enjoy watching this guy. He is returning to the field after beating cancer. That right there is enough said, for me. But I should also mention that he is one of the most physical runners in this class, with little worry about his overall long run time. But I see him being super useful in terms of short burst TD runs.