Commentary

NFL combine more than just workouts

Top prospects facing character questions, medical scrutiny along with physical testing

Originally Published: February 23, 2011
By Todd McShay | ESPN.com

The NFL combine is only one part of the pre-draft puzzle and is most useful as a cross-check for what scouts and other evaluators have seen on film, but there's still plenty of helpful information to be gained from a week spent scrutinizing prospects in Indianapolis.

Here are the players, storylines and results we'll be watching closely as the event unfolds.


Which trio of SEC players face some tough character questions? Whose medical exams will be the most scrutinized? Who are the small-school prospects to watch and which players have the most to gain in Indianapolis? ESPN Insiders get all the answers, plus a look at the fastest players at the combine, notable snubs and player schedules. Insider