So that's it. No more NFL combine for another year.
That's disappointing, right? We're going to miss it, right?
Maybe not, but it's at least a little better than no football at all. This is just one step in an NFL offseason that never truly comes to a stop, with the next to-do being the advent of free agency.
But let's be fair here, the combine is a useful event. It doesn't take the place of looking at guys on game film, but it's the only place for every team to get a standardized look at all the top draft prospects, at the same time, in the same place.
The combine gets a bad rap because it's boring to watch for the layman, and some teams end up with draft busts because they give too much weight to combine performances. But ultimately, the majority of teams use the combine as it's intended to be: as a complement to the film study they're already doing, and an opportunity to find some talented raw athletes (or spot some bad ones).
So what will the Lions have learned from this year's combine? Many things, no doubt. Most of them likely happened in interviews we'll never know about. But given the parts of the combine that are visible to us, these seven things should stick.