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Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers Wonders If 40 Times Matter At The NFL Combine

Kansas City Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers has taken to his Twitter account to reflect on his experience at the NFL Combine.  The NFL Combine for many teams is becoming a meet-and-greet with the league's agents and incoming prospects. 

Teams have been criticized in the past for putting too much stock into 40-yard dash times and vertical leaps so this year I've heard that many teams have the basis for their draft board set heading into the Combine.

Flowers, however, feels his stock was hurt at the Combine two years ago. Flowers says he was the No. 1 corner heading into the NFL Combine but after his 40-yard dash time -- 4.56 -- he dropped to No. 6.

"[W]hy play college football these says when "experts" judge talent now by 40 times rather than film?" he asked.

It's a great question and the merits of which have been debated plenty of times.

The NFL Combine is good because it gets a lot of NFL folks under one roof but the actual drills are suited for track and field athletes, not necessarily NFL players.

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