10 players who impressed at 2017 Combine

The NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis is over, and NFL talent evaluators have another piece of the puzzle in the overall evaluation process leading up to the NFL Draft next month.

The game film is still the ultimate evaluator, but players can stick out at the Combine and help their stock.

Here's a look at 10 players who had a good week on the field at the Combine:

Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

Garrett might have solidified his standing as the best player available in this draft. He ran the fifth-fastest 40-yard dash (4.64) by a man who weighs at least 270 pounds. It was just 100th of a second slower than what Ziggy Ansah ran (4.63) in 2013. He benched 33 reps, had a vertical of 41 inches and a 10-8 broad jump. The guy is an athletic freak.

Haason Reddick, DE/LB, Temple

Reddick's 40 time of 4.52 seconds for a man 6-foot-2 and 237 pounds opened some eyes. He also had a 11-1 broad jump and 36.5 inch vertical. He was very smooth in field drills. Teams can do a lot with Reddick, and he might have earned himself a first-round selection.

Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

He started out with only 10 reps on the bench, but made up for that with terrific performances in the other drills. He ran the 40 in 4.48 seconds, had a 37.5 inch vertical and his 6.57-second three cone drill, which shows change of direction, explosiveness and overall athleticism, was the second-best time from any running back since 2003. He also jumped into receiver drills and looked smooth there. He told the media before his on-field testing that he was being overlooked. Not anymore.

John Ross, WR, Washington

Watch Ross' game film and his speed certainly stands out. He told media members he was going to run a sub-4.3 in the 40 before the Combine, and then went out and set a new record by posting a 4.22. He can take the top off a defense.

Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut

Some teams will be headed back home and throwing on more of Melifonwu's game tape after he tore up the Combine. At 6-foot-4 and almost 220 pounds, Melifonwu ran the 40 in 4.40 and had an unbelievable 44-inch vertical and amazing 11-9 broad jump. The broad jump was the second best at the Combine since 2003. He led UConn with 118 tackles last year, and recorded a team-high four interceptions.

Jordan Willis, DE, Kansas State

Willis had 11.5 sacks and 17.5 tackles for loss last season. He came to the Combine and further impressed. At 6-foot-4 and 255 pounds, he ran a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash, second only to Reddick in the group of players testing with the defensive linemen. His 6.85-second three-cone drill was fastest of the group. He tied for third with a 4.28-second short shuttle, and had a good vertical (39 inches) and broad jump (10-5).

Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

Peppers officially worked out with the linebackers because that's where he played last year at Michigan, but he said he sees himself as a safety in the NFL. Peppers blazed the 40 in 4.46 seconds at 5-foot-11 and 213 pounds. He did both linebacker and defensive back drills, and looked very smooth in the DB drills on Monday. He can play safety, nickel corner or any hybrid of both.

Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech

This is a historically deep and talented tight end pool, so to stand out, players had to be special. Hodges' 39-inch vertical and his 11-2 broad jump were both tops among the tight ends. At 6-foot-6, 257 pounds, his 4.57 40-yard dash was the fifth-fastest among tight ends.

Chris Godwin, WR, Penn State

Godwin measured in at 6-foot-1 and 209 pounds, and ran a very nice 4.42 40-yard dash, which was top five among all receivers. His 19 bench reps and 4.00 short shuttle were also among the tops for receivers.

Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

Lattimore could be the first cornerback off the board. He ran an excellent 4.36 40-yard dash and had a 11-foot broad jump. However, Lattimore left with what's being called a minor hamstring injury, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Lattimore had a history of hamstring injuries at Ohio State.

View photos of Tim Twentyman's top performers from the 2017 NFL Combine.

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