Scout & About: Look at a few NFL draft prospects
An NFL college scouting director takes SN on his team’s road to the April draft
The NFL Scouting Combine, which starts Wednesday in Indianapolis, is the biggest event in the pre-draft evaluation process. All 32 teams will be there, represented by their general managers, head coaches, assistant coaches, scouts and doctors. It’s a one-stop opportunity for them to gather information about more than 300 players from medical evaluations, interviews and on-field drills.
When we interview players, we want genuine answers. Their agents have taught these kids and taken them through the interview process, a lot of which is staged. So the more unconventional questions you can ask will reveal a lot about who they are — not just as football players but as people, too.