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Does mastering the NFL Scouting Combine guarantee enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

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The sports media descended on Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis this past week to watch athletes who play their sport in helmets and shoulder pads do drills in their underwear. 335 of the best college football players are vying to be one of the 224 draft picks this April, and the NFL Combine is their interview.

Players have trained for 8-10 weeks to perform drills that will total less than 5 minutes. The margin for error is razor thin. A good performance can equal millions of dollars. A bad performance can cost millions of dollars, leading them to pursue employment in other less prestigious leagues, or out of football altogether. Make no mistake about it, this weekend was and always will be important.