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07:18 AM ET 02.11 | Soon enough, the eyes of the NFL will turn to Indy. The NFL Combine has expanded interest and media coverage second only to the Super Bowl. I have been told by general managers around the league that the medical portion is the single most important part of Combine. The Combine is the only place where all teams get a hands-on medical exam of potential draft picks. Increasingly, players are skipping the workout portion of the Combine in favor of school pro days where conditions are controlled. However, no player skips the medical portion of the Combine. The medical portion is a week-long event that starts prior to the official NFL Combine (February 19-25) with several days of Professional Football Athletic Trainer Society (PFATS) meetings.

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Johnny Manziel, Icon Sports Johnny Manziel, Icon Sports
February 11, 2014  07:49 AM ET

Most of these guys have a 4-year college record to look at. That's a lot more meaningful than a few days of sprints and high jumps.

If a team's scouts have done their job, the Combine is just another dog and pony show to fill all that dead air on the NFL Network.

February 11, 2014  07:55 AM ET

Overstating the Obvious

But this is only important for teams that need a 1st- 3rd round impact player, someone who can start as a rookie, other wise there are a bunch of lying Owners, GM's, and Coaches.

The most important factor in choosing a player has to be his mentality, then natural football abilities.

February 11, 2014  08:11 AM ET

Most important thing going into the combine is to erase half of the hype you have heard about certain players

February 11, 2014  08:14 AM ET

"Increasingly, players are skipping the workout portion of the Combine"

So this means we'll get more coverage of Rich Eisen's 40 yard dash on the NFL Network?

February 11, 2014  08:16 AM ET

These rookies and free agents are treated no different than people who go to auctions. They evaluate the stock by weight, bloodline, and then are bided on for sale to the owners.

February 11, 2014  08:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

So this means we'll get more coverage of Rich Eisen's 40 yard dash on the NFL Network?

I want to see live coverage of all the players sitting in a big room taking the Wonderlic.

"What is the atomic number of Osmium?"

"What is the capital of Ethiopia?"

"Who is more successful, Ryan Fitzpatrick or Frank Gore?"

February 11, 2014  08:25 AM ET

...and next, the swimsuit competition!

February 11, 2014  08:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

...and next, the swimsuit competition!

UGH, thanks for that image that is now burned into my mind.

February 11, 2014  08:44 AM ET

It should be a touchy, feely kind of a week.

February 11, 2014  09:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Overstating the Obvious

That's your "Truth" part of "T&R."

February 11, 2014  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

It should be a touchy, feely kind of a week.

"turn your head and cough, son"

February 11, 2014  10:50 AM ET

The reason for the combine is to get to talk to the players, the Scouts probably did their job with the football skills, it's what's in their head that usually makes the difference!

February 11, 2014  12:37 PM ET

Maybe they should all be required to undergo a psych exam.

February 11, 2014  12:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Maybe they should all be required to undergo a psych exam.

Let's see... Peyton Manning or Ryan Leaf, JaMarcus Russell or Calvin Johnson?

February 11, 2014  01:16 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Most of these guys have a 4-year college record to look at. That's a lot more meaningful than a few days of sprints and high jumps.If a team's scouts have done their job, the Combine is just another dog and pony show to fill all that dead air on the NFL Network.

OK, s what are the brownies and phins supposed to do ?

 
February 11, 2014  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Maybe they should all be required to undergo a psych exam.

They do have have a player assessment test that has been in place at the combine since last season.

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