Drama goes beyond the workouts
There's three things I'm looking forward to, and none of them is a workout.
That's right; workouts, schmurkouts. Here's what I want to know:
Is Johnny Manziel going to impress scouts and coaches with his football acumen and show he's maturing and wants to be a leader? Or will top teams walk away from Indianapolis talking up Blake Bortles instead?
Jadeveon Clowney, meanwhile, is going to post all sorts of crazy workout numbers. While everyone watching surely will be blown away by his physical abilities, Clowney still has some convincing to do on the topic of his desire to be a great NFL player. Is there a risk that Clowney will coast after making it to the league and getting paid? He could be the Shaquille O'Neal of the NFL -- but he could also be the next Aundray Bruce.
And how about Michael Sam? I know ahead of time the consensus is going to be that team representatives will come away raving about their conversations with the young man, but how many squads will move him up their draft boards for May?
If the NFL draft is the "getting hired" portion of employment for players, then the combine is the "job interview" part for these three -- and I can't wait to see how they do.