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Packer Related: NFL Combine, Defensive Backs

My first choice is that the Green Bay Packers take a long look at the defensive backs available at the end of the 1st round, so this was arguably the biggest day of the combine for them.

Unfortunately the day was a mess. USC S Taylor Mays initially recorded an unbelievable 40 time, but it was adjusted later by two-tenths of a second. However it was still a big turnaround for Mays because his stock had been slipping due to a poor 2009 season and a lousy showing at the Senior Bowl. Meanwhile CB Joe Haden had been considered the top cornerback until a bad 4.57 40 time will likely cause teams to second guess him. But Rob Rang threw some cold water on the combine results:

As impressive as Mays' athleticism is in workouts, it is important to remember the game film. Just as I mentioned with the recent blog regarding Florida cornerback Joe Haden's surprisingly slow 40-yard dash time, good tape beats good workouts every time.