5 NFL Superstars Who Had Atrocious Performances at the Combine

Performance at the NFL Combine is not always an accurate indicator of future success in the league. Here are 5 top examples.

Anquan Boldin

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Anquan Boldin

One of the most reliable receivers in the NFL for over a decade, Anquan Boldin is one of only 14 players in league history to surpass 1,000 career receptions. After a successful career featuring three Pro Bowl selections, Boldin is now retired. But Boldin's performance at the 2003 NFL Combine wasn't befitting of a future star. Coming out of Florida State with a strong track background, Boldin was expected to show off his speed. He proceeded to record a 4.72 40-Yard Dash, slowest among all receivers. His 33.5-inch Vertical was also underwhelming, and his 114-inch Broad Jump was tied for the second-lowest at his position. For context, Andre Johnson—who became the third overall pick in the 2003 Draft—recorded a 4.40 40-Yard Dash, a 39-inch Vert and a 132-inch Broad Jump. Boldin was drafted in the second-round by the Arizona Cardinals and quickly proved to be an excellent NFL player.


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