The NFL scouting combine ended on Feb. 26 in Indianapolis as fans and coaches alike were treated to a sneak peek of the future stars of the NFL. The combine gave the chance for some of the lesser-known players to make a statement and for the well-known college stars to prove they can live up to the pressure of NFL Sundays.
The first scouting combine took place in 1982. The purpose in holding the combine was to evaluate athletic ability and to ascertain medical information on the top draft prospects in college football. The scouting combine found it’s home in Indianapolis in 1987; every NFL team sends it’s representatives to Indy every year.
Athletes involved also participate in psychological tests and formal interviews with scouts and executives from all 32 teams. The four-day event is not only a physically challenging audition but a job interview as well.
With the draft looming, team scouts, coaches and executives alike converged in Indianapolis to get a head start on the 2013 season in hopes of achieving Super Bowl aspirations. Check out the list to view some of the top stories to happen at this year’s scouting combine.