jammerhawk wrote:I'd bet that many of the guy who chose not to work out at the combine are now wishing they had sone so.
I was thinking the same thing.
It's more likely to affect players who were either hurt during the season or had seasons run late (affecting time/ability to train for the combine). But especially those with injury issues. The inability to get physicals make injury red flags a massive unknown in this draft.
But yes, opting to not compete at the combine definitely will hurt a lot of players. It's important to understand that the combine has it's own share of risks to injury. How many players end up coming up lame during testing? And training leading up to it. That's a huge concern. And correlates strongly for those players who have limited time to train properly for the events because they are in the CFP.
Not sure if there shouldn't be a change in schedule to push back the combine 2-3 weeks. And adjust the UFA signing period start accordingly. Seems there doesn't need to be 6 weeks interlude between UFA period and the draft. By early April, most activity is done anyway.