We're in the thick of the denouement of the 2013 NFL Combine with the members of the secondary on the field today.
Much of the attention's being paid to the cornerback class, and that's understandable. Dee Milliner has been bandied about as the class' top cornerback, and his two 40-yard dashes of 4.31 and 4.37 certainly won't displace him from the top if of many pundits' position boards. Then there's Tyrann Mathieu, everyone's favorite Badger who didn't go to Wisconsin, clocked a 4.43 and a 4.50. That's plenty of straight line speed to put him back in serious draft discussions.
Rams fans, though, are likely more interested in the safeties. And while 40-yard times aren't all that indicative of success, they will be cycling through the on-field drills so there's plenty to stay tuned for throughout the day.
In the end, it's the combine. It's not the end all be all. It's a jumping off point for scouts and front office members and coaches to get eyes on the prospects they've spent so much time watching on film. After today, the grind of draft season hits as we slog through the pro day schedule toward late April.