As we always anticipate in late February, yes it is time for teams to head to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for everyone's "favorite" event, the NFL Scouting Combine. Fans will be tuning in to see who runs the fastest 40 time, while scouts will take that information in with other drills players will run. At the end of all of this, teams will have a fair physical outlook of every prospect in this draft. Now some players may choose to not participate and rely on their Pro Days, some may participate anyways. Plus, we all are anticipating the annual winner of the now infamous, "Idiot Test". The 40 yard dash now has a, "bounty" for the person who can best Chris Johnson's record time of 4.24, which will take up most of the TV time and will ignore other intriguing drills like "The Gauntlet" which is run by WRs. The combine is one big circus, but out of all of this, I've managed to scrape up 5 names you know already to watch, and 5 sleepers to watch out for at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Top Prospects to Watch:
The Land of The Unknowns:
While the Combine is hyped up to be this big time event that tells us everything we need to know on scouts, here's a friendly reminder...watch game film and see their Pro Days. As helpful as the NFL Scouting Combine is, it's merely a tool for scouts. The Combine doesn't define everything so if anyone stands out, take it with a grain of salt until you get all the information.
But hey folks, it's NFL Draft season... LET THE MADNESS BEGIN!