The annual parade of college athletes hoping for a spot on an NFL roster comes to an end after today in Indianapolis.
The NFL combine has generated a lot of talk on sports talk shows, but unless I’m missing something, there’s not much interest in casual everyday football fans.
There was a little buzz last week when one of the commentators expressed the view that the process is a lot like a cattle show.
But I think most people accept it for what it is, and that is a bid by young men to make a fortune playing a sport that in most cases paid their way through college.
The NFL combine includes countless physical drills and also meetings with team officials.
Those meetings were to determine if their agents schooled them well enough in what to say and how to say it to be considered worthy of a call on draft day.
I don’t know many fans who get very excited about the inner workings of this pre-draft ritual, but I do know that NFL General Managers get excited about it.
And if you’re a Browns fan like me, you just hope the team doesn’t blow it again this year.
That’s the way I see it.