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NFL combine 2013: Explaining player drills

Longer arms are a plus in the eyes of NFL scouts, but they can be a hindrance for players looking for good numbers in the bench press drill.

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Combine media day gems

You know those media sessions where people ask every coach and player at the combine really silly questions? Somebody has to transcribe all of those, and buried in there are hidden gems. These are their stories.

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The controversial history of the Wonderlic

The Wonderlic test has stirred up a lot of controversy over the history of the NFL Combine.

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DBs will take on speed turn drill at NFL Combine

The speed turn drill will be one of the most important for defensive backs at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine.

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Testing LB coverage skills at the NFL Combine

The pass-drop and hip rotation drill will be one of the best tests of a linebacker's coverage skills at the 2013 NFL Combine.

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Pass rushing techniques of DL tested at Combine

A defensive lineman's ability to get around blockers and to the quarterback in a hurry is tested at the NFL Combine.

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Explaining the NFL Combine shuttle run

The shuttle run is one of the key drills for prospects at the NFL Combine. Since not everyone may be familiar with it, here is how the shuttle run works.

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Pass-protecting skills tested for OL at Combine

The kick-slide drill at the NFL Combine tests an offensive lineman's ability to pass protect on the edge.

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3-cone drill explained

Undersized receivers like Jeff Maehl and Trindon Holliday have displayed quick change of direction in the 3-cone drill.

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NFL Combine History: The notable and the notorious

The 2013 NFL Scouting Combine will be the 31st edition of the event held annually in Indianapolis. Check out some notable and not-so-notable performances from years past.

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40-yard dash explained

The electronically timed record of 4.24 seconds from Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans will be a tough mark to best.

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NFL Combine 2013: Running back drills

Coaches want running backs who can accelerate quickly and make tacklers miss.

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Vertical jump explained

Miami Dolphins pass rusher Cameron Wake displayed great explosiveness in the 2005 NFL Draft with a 45.5 inch vertical.

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Quarterbacks throw route tree at combine

Expect to see most quarterbacks at the NFL Combine go through the full gambit of throwing drills.

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Wide receivers get hands, focus tested at Combine

The Gauntlet is a drill at the NFL Combine designed to put receiving skills such as reaction time and vision to the test.

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Bench press explained

Longer arms are a plus in the eyes of NFL scouts, but they can be a hindrance for players looking for good numbers in the bench press drill.

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