Every February, The NFL Combine allows those who have entered their names in to the upcoming draft a chance to impress team scouts. Events such as the 40-yard dash, bench press and vertical jump have given insight to the fan on a player's "measurables."
While that can determine the athleticism of football players, without pads on, scouts know this is not the be all, end all to measuring a player's ability on the football field. There is no way to measure a Peyton Manning's intelligence, or Ray Lewis' tenacity, without seeing it between the lines.
What has been considered quality drafting as of the past few years, the Cincinnati Bengals know there's more to building your team than whistles and stopwatches.