It’s the spectacular in spandex, the battle of the bench (press), the Wide World of Wonderlic, the clash of the 40-yard dash — or, if you want to be lazy, the NFL Scouting Combine.
This is the event that will be the epicenter for the official push to the NFL draft in April, with team executives, coaching staffs, scouts and doctors getting a close look at the top prospects in college football.
They’ll go through tests, mental and physical. They’ll be examined — again, both mentally and physically. And, they’ll participate in a mixture of on-field drills and specific events like the bench press and 40-yard dash.
While NFL teams began their preparation for the 2018 draft...