February is for the freaks.
They roll into Indianapolis, perform some forehead-slapping feats of athleticism, blow away NFL evaluators, and watch their draft stock skyrocket.
"You caution yourself, tell yourself, 'Now, let's not fall in love with a guy in shorts,'" former NFL coach Brian Billick said. "And then you go and fall in love with a guy in shorts."
This week, as the draft unfurls in Chicago, we will see how enamored NFL teams are with this year's workout warriors, the prospects who were at the top of their class in running or lifting or jumping, or sometimes all three combined.
There's J.J. Nelson, an Alabama Birmingham receiver who...