The NFL combine is the most important step in the NFL Draft process for the majority of prospects as hundreds of players travel to Indianapolis to be poked and prodded by 32 NFL teams. And there are several interesting snubs and surprises on the invitation list for the 2015 NFL combine.
Sometimes too much is made by the performances of prospects during bowl season, as if that one game means more than any in the regular season. But bowl games present a unique opportunity to evaluate prospects in an unfamiliar setting against a formidable opponent.
A month after National Signing Day and this recruiting nugget caught my eye: the three highest-rated offensive tackles in this year's NFL draft were ranked as a 4-star (Luke Joeckel); a 2-star (Eric Fisher) and a 0-star out (Lane Johnson) coming out of high school.