On Saturday at the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine, the offensive linemen were the primary focus. It’s no secret that the San Diego Chargers need offensive linemen. Every mock draft has them taking one for a reason.
You can be fairly certain that new general manager Tom Telesco and new head coach Mike McCoy had a close eye on the offensive linemen as they were put through the gauntlet of athletic tests and did drills designed to test the skills NFL teams desire.
While game tape is always going to be a better predictor of NFL success, athleticism and a good interview can certainly help break any ties in the war room.
With throngs of media on site, fans get to see more than a bunch of 300-pounders run the 40-yard dash. Players also have press conferences and the media gets an opportunity to ask questions that are on everyone’s mind.
We don’t know what the teams know, but it’s still nice to get a feel for how the players handle the biggest job interview of their life.
Some players undoubtedly helped themselves, while others may have general managers going back to the tape to make sure their opinions remain unchanged.
All combine results courtesy of NFL.com.