I know what you're saying. What's going on with the NFL Combine, held at Lucas Oil Stadium (shown here), and when do things start to heat up? Well, there's not much going on right now here in Indianapolis, with most NFL executives, scouts and media arriving today, along with the 300-plus players who will participate in the event checking in.
It's freezing here, with temperatures in the 30s and a biting wind blistering through the city. It's expected to snow tonight and get colder as the week goes by. Thankfully this deal's being held indoors. With my smart packing I forgot to bring a coat and had to buy one today.
We'll get our first access with players on Thursday, starting with offensive lineman, specialists and tight ends. We'll have regular reports here throughout the day.
But I wanted to direct you to another good source to get information this week. The NFL Network will be providing wire-to-wire coverage for those who wish to follow the process throughout the week.
And just when you thought you've been inundated with NFL draft information, there's more
To take a look at all that good stuff check out this link here. Mike Mayock of the NFL Network walks you through the workouts players will go through at the combine here, and what coaches and scouts are looking for in each drill.
Here's some other things to check out this evening.
This is a good read, put together by Frank Cooney, the publisher of nfldraftscout.com.
Cooney details the history of the combine, explaining how it has grown from a lightly-attended event to an annual pilgrimage for NFL scouts and media every February.
Cooney also provides a list of the top 40-yard times, shuttle times, bench press max reps and other all-time highs for the combine events.
Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly releases his latest rankings of the top players in the draft regardless of he position, with Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry at the top.
The National Football Post does the same thing here, ranking Michael Crabtree No. 1 overall.
ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. And Todd McShay hold an interesting conversation on NFL Combine in this audio link.