Players will begin to arrive in Indianapolis, Indiana on Tuesday for the 2017 NFL Combine. The seven-day event will features players at every position jumping, sprinting, measuring, interviewing and doing several other football-related activities in front of hundreds of people and thousands of viewers.
Though the combine doesn’t resemble the game of football much, it remains an important event in the process of scouting for the NFL Draft. Athleticism and aptitude are at the forefront of the week-long event, and you need heaps of both to cut in the NFL.
But while the event remains important, it’s not exactly presented as edge-of-your-seat entertainment. So today’s Question of the Day is:
Do you watch the NFL Combine?
My answer: Typically, no. I’ll probably watch it a little this week, but for no more than an hour or two total. There are certainly players I’m eager to see, and the 40-yard dash is at least a little entertaining. However, for almost everything else, getting a spreadsheet with all of the measurements after the fact saves a lot of wasted, boring hours watching players do a bunch of non-football acts. I understand some fans’ excitement for the event, but I don’t share it.