To make life a little easier, I’ve identified some of the best places to get useful combine information.
Thanks to a tweet from my friend Aaron Nagler over at CheeseheadTV, I had tons of fun watching these videos by Mike Mayock. He personally takes you through every workout drill and position drill, explaining the purpose of each drill, what the scouts look for and what would be considered an excellent performance.
Of note to Packers fans, in the shuttle run, Mayock says 4.2 seconds is an excellent time for a defensive back. He then goes on to praise Clay Matthews, who ran a 4.18 during his combine workout.
Also, Colin Cowherd of ESPN decided to try his hand at some of the Combine workouts.
Speaking of the aforementioned Aaron Nagler, he scored a major victory for bloggers everywhere, getting credentialed to the NFL combine. I’m sure he will be tweeting up a storm, so if you are on twitter, be sure to follow Aaron. If you’re not on twitter, you can follow his commentary anyway by going to the Packers Lounge main page and watching the Packers Lounge Daily Feed. In addition, Cheeseheadtv and Brian Carriveau of Railbird Central, will be hosting a live blog on Friday or Saturday. Be sure to check their websites this week for more information.
Another excellent blogger to follow would be Michael Schottey, of DraftTek.com, Mlive.com and BleacherReport.com . He will also be at the combine and tweeting frequent updates. If you are on twitter, be sure to follow Schottey. If not, you will be able to see his updates on DraftTek.com.
So there you have some great options for keeping up with the NFL Combine. You have no excuse for not being informed. That is, of course, unless you actually have a life (or meaningful stuff to do). Enjoy!
Jersey Al Bracco is the Green Bay Packers Draft Analyst for Drafttek.com. You can find more of Jersey Al ’s articles on several sports web sites: NFL Touchdown , Packers Lounge , Packer Chatters & Bleacher Report .