INDIANAPOLIS — All of the defensive backs have completed their drills, every scout has left the building and many of the workout areas have been taken down: Consider the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine finished.
There were plenty of highlights on the field. From Clemson’s Jacoby Ford posting the second-fastest 40-yard dash time since 2000, when official times were first recorded, to Arkansas’ Mitch Petrus tying the record for bench press reps with 45 (since 2000) to Chris Cook reaching the 11-foot plateau in the broad jump, this was certainly a combine to remember.
The excitement was not contained just to the workouts, however. There was also plenty going on at the media center. Whether it was NFL news such as Redskins coach Mike Shanahan announcing the team would tender Jason Campbell or draft news such as Oklahoma State WR Dez Bryant saying a hamstring injury would prevent him from participating in workouts, the action was non-stop.
Light-hearted entertainment was also prevalent throughout the event. There was Oklahoma DT Gerald McCoy joking that he would kill Sooners teammate Sam Bradford when they meet in the pros and Rex Ryan helping out the public address announcer.
And of course, who could forget about Tim Tebow-mania.
So much went on that everything couldn’t possibly be recounted in this blog, but hopefully you enjoyed the NFL Network/NFL.com coverage, and if you missed any of the action, catch it being re-aired on the NFL Network or watch an encore presentation of NFL.com/Live.
– Jason Feller