As the LA Rams scouts observe and record, the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine Group one top 12 prospects face new drills for 2020
Welcome LA Rams fans. You’ve almost made it to the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine. Fasten your seat belts and enjoy the ride. The fact that you are reading this means that you are an NFL fan and are just about to witness the annual inundation of optimism for each and every team, courtesy of the hopes of over 255 young men to play the game of professional football. The reason we are writing this is to prepare you for that annual journey.
For the next two weeks, you will hear about the size, weight, speed, football intelligence, strength, and football skill tests of over 300 college football players. 337 to be exact. Each year, a small army of college players converges upon the city of Indianapolis, Indiana to volunteer to participate as one of four groups, each cycling through in four days, comprised of similar football positions, to audition their athleticism before NFL executives, coaches, and scouts.
The entire event builds the common database which NFL teams then sort through, adding additional names from players who participate in similar events at their university Pro Day, and prioritizes on their “Big Board”, which is their master list of players ranked in terms of talent, each given a draft round grade.
To the casual observer or fan, the NFL Draft is a rather pedestrian process. But to the NFL teams behind the scenes, the moments leading up to the pick is a flurry of activity confirming players, placing calls to other teams to discuss possible trades, and fielding calls from other players to consider trading out. The headlines for most of the discussion leading up to this year’s combine has focused primarily upon Group one, the group made up of Tight Ends, Quarterbacks, and Wide Receivers.