Originally written on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 11/20/14
The annual NFL Scouting Combine is the best way for teams to gauge the prospects on their list for the upcoming draft. It’s usually a week long event, this year running from Feb. 22-28. Since the combine is by invitation only, and also since some players choose not to participate or only do so in some drills, there are also individual pro days. Those are held after the combine and before the NFL draft. Whether it’s during the combine itself or at a pro day, this is the time to make your best impression on potential suitors for your NFL career.  They get tested, poked, prodded, evaluated, and basically gone over with a fine tooth comb by trainers and coaches from all 32 teams. Below is a listing of what the basic drills are and some helpful links explaining in greater detail the purpose of the drills by position. 40-yard dash The 40-yard dash is the marquee event at the combine. It’s kind of like the 100-meters at the Olympics: It’s all about speed; explosion and watching skilled ath...
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