As the professional wannabes work hard down in Indianapolis to impress the scouts and coaches in attendance it allows us to do one thing, make key comparisons between.
The combine allows us to see just how quick, strong and explosive the NFL's newest crop of talent is as well as showing us who isn't as gifted as we once thought.
As most of the mock drafts you read will tell you, four of the fist five players set to go in May will all come from the offensive side of the ball.
Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater are looking dead on being in that category, with an offensive lineman looking to join them (probably Greg Robinson)
This all leaves only one player from the other side of the line looking set to go early, the much debated Jadeveon Clowney.
So, we thought that we had have a quick look at the other defensive players available for selection in New York in May.
So thusly, welcome to the top five defensive players in the draft. You'll be hearing a lot more about these guys in the coming weeks and months.