Everyone knows what a shitshow the NFL combine has become, particularly since cameras recently caught Mel Kiper measuring John Clayton's wingspan and Sean Salisbury's dongspan.
But the combine actually reached the point of ridiculous far before this year, for instance, did you know that they measure players in the broad jump? The broad jump? I'm pretty sure I did this in the 4th grade as part of physical fitness and although the guy in front of me jumped two inches further, it didn't change the fact that I owned his ass in four square.
So who gives a shit, right? When does any player have to do a broad jump in a game besides a Gramatica?
Well after finding out that wide receiver Mario Manningham killed his stock after doing the hop scotch in lieu of the broad jump, and that Notre Dame TE John Carlson likely dropped three rounds because he owns a miniature Schnauzer, seen as a pussy pet, we had to take a look back at some of the most memorable NFL combine highlights and stories.
1984 – Following the completion of his senior season, Doug Flutie somehow shrinks 4 inches and is shipped to Canada.
1984 – Steve Young's stock plummets after combine barber gives him a grade 9 concussion while tilting his head.
1986 – Bubby Brister lands himself a spot in the draft with his unique size and agility after Jim Everett launches him 70 yards down field.
1986 – Interest in Mike Sherrard continues to sky rocket after only breaking his leg three times during the four day combine.
1986 – Charles Haley's stock goes through the roof after dominating every physical test and then booting the Madden Cruiser through the uprights.
1986 – Tim Harris' stock drops dramatically after killing three scouts with his signature "smoking guns."
1987 – Jumbo Elliot takes three clown hammers to the gut, thus moving up six rounds on the Giants board.
1988 – Craig "Ironhead" Hayward's crafty agents pump Buffalo wing fumes into the Hoosier Dome, leading to his best 40 time of the year and a comfy spot on the Saints roster.
1989 - Tony Mandrich leg presses Mel Kiper Jr. 47 times after seeing him slide to No. 7 on his mock draft
1990 - Ty Detmer milks the football before each impressive toss downfield. Affect on draft position still unknown.