There were all kinds of measurements taken over the last week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Height, weight, wingspan, hand size, repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press. And then the players got on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium to show their football skills.
The event has grown tremendously over the last decade, especially from a media and consumer standpoint. In 2010, 628 media credentials were issued, and this year it was 1,071 with numerous applications turned down. Last year, NFL Network’s coverage of the event drew an average of 270,000 viewers throughout the four days of workout coverage.
But, in the end, do all the drills the 300-plus prospects go through in Indianapolis really matter? The answer: There are other parts of the Combine that matter more to NFL teams. Scout.com’s Tim Yotter, who attended the Scouting Combine in Indianapolis last week, joined MSNBC’s host of Sports Matters, Rob Simmelkjaer, to discuss the Combine (view in the video below).
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