In less than a week, more than 300 prospects will descend upon Lucas Oil Stadium for the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. The soon-to-be pros will be dissected by potential suitors in what amounts to a job interview ahead of April's draft.
Every year, one player emerges as the biggest star of the "Underwear Olympics," either by performance or personality.
Entering this year's event, there's no shortage of contenders, including a 6-foot-7 lineman and a Division III corner, but only one will dominate the post-combine headlines.
The most outstanding player in college football may also be the player with the most to prove at the combine.
Though Baker Mayfield enjoyed a sterling four-year college career, much is still being asked of the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner. The first answer he will provide will be his measurements.
Mayfield is expected to measure under 6-foot-1 and has already drawn size comparisons to future Hall of Famer Drew Brees.
But it's during the interview process where Mayfield will make his biggest mark. Due to his fiery nature and his penchant for making headlines, both bad and good, Mayfield is most often linked to Johnny Manziel, a fellow Heisman winner who flamed out after just two seasons in the NFL.
Mayfield has done his best to distance himself from Manziel and went as far as attending the Senior Bowl in order to meet with NFL executives. He'll get another chance to do so at the combine, where he also said he intends to "do everything" in relation to the drills.
This year's quarterback class is deep in first-round talent, but the Oklahoma product can separate himself from the pack both on and off the field with a quality combine.
He may be the most heavily scrutinized and watched prospect on account of his backstory, but there's another former collegian that figures to be the star of the event.
For NFL fans witnessing the incoming stars for the first time at the combine, it'll be an introduction to Shaquem Griffin.
It almost didn't happen, however, as the Central Florida linebacker only received an invite after participating in the Senior Bowl. Now that he's made the cut, all eyes will be on him when he takes the field.
Born with a deformed left hand, Griffin had the appendage amputated at a young age. His disability hasn't hindered him on the field, however, as he was his conference's Defensive Player of the Year in his junior season and was named second-team All-American and Peach Bowl Defensive MVP after an undefeated campaign with UCF this year.
Despite the use of just one hand, Griffin has proven to be an adept tackler with exceptional ball skills to go along with his high football IQ.
For the scouts and execs who want to see him for themselves, Griffin will be put to the test during workouts and drills at the combine. He's currently being forecasted as a mid-round draft pick.
Griffin has the chance to become the first one-handed player drafted into the NFL in the modern era. Regardless of how fast he runs or how many sets he completes on the bench press, Griffin will be the star of combine weekend.
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