As a fan, I hate the NFL Combine. Watching it on TV is like watching a chess match. It’s downright tedious. And the NFL network guys who are forced to talk about it for days on end, I don’t envy them one bit. That is why you didn’t find Combine coverage on this site. I didn’t watch it, didn’t follow it, and thus couldn’t write about it.
It’s not that it isn’t important. It is. Teams get valuable information. The problem is that the best information isn’t from any of the drills. It comes from the interviews the teams get with the individual players, and none of the that is available to the fans. Plus, the biggest mistakes that are made in the draft process are made at the combine.
On the other hand, I have a weak spot for little kids who get really in to something like watching the NFL combine. So I was incredibly happy when my wife ran into a video of a 3 and a half year old who was doing the combine drills in her living room while her father was watching them on TV. Yahoo picked it up off youtube, and wrote up an analysis:
We see some Clay Matthews here, both in hair length and nascent pass-rush ability. And that burst at the end of the drill? If she starts on the 40-yard dashes, she might be able to just run out of the building, Deion Sanders-style. You can see in the video that Grace has already foregone her kindergarten eligibility and committed to the 2013 scouting combine — the rest of you prospects out there had best be eating your Wheaties if you want to match up.
Here’s the original story. Please check it out. It’s easily the best thing I’ve ever seen written about the combine.