NFL free agency is only a few weeks away, but before we get crazy with all of our fantasy acquisitions, it’s just about time for one of the biggest NFL offseason events. This week, NFL Draft prospects will gather in Indianapolis for the 2019 NFL Scouting Combine.
While the event is almost certainly overhyped and not nearly as exciting as the buildup to the event, it does have its own importance to the draft prospects. Athletic measurements are not the end-all, be-all that some make it out to be, but it should definitely be part of the equation when teams build their own draft board. NFL speed is a real thing, and Detroit Lions fans certainly know the importance of not overlooking those traits in specific prospects coughteeztaborcough.
But is the event any good for viewing purposes? Does the week in Indiana actually provide any entertainment or would the league be better off simply handing everyone a packet of numbers so that we can all get along with our lives?
Today’s Question of the Day is:
What is your favorite part of the NFL Combine?
My answer: If I’m being completely honest, I don’t get much entertainment value out of the NFL Combine at all. I recognize its importance, but as an event it just doesn’t do much for me. Every year, the league tries to prop up the 40-yard dash like it’s some phenomenal event, but it just isn’t all that interesting watching someone run by himself for four-and-a-half seconds.
That being said, I’ll still watch most of the week’s coverage just in an attempt to educate myself on some of the lesser-known players in this draft. Because while I do think NFL Network really tries to oversell the event, their actual coverage of the NFL Combine in years past have been very thorough and informative.