As the NFL Scouting Combine gets underway, all eyes look towards Indianapolis. It will showcase around 300 players entering into the draft.
The players undergo tests–physical and mental–in front of officials from every NFL team such as coaches and general managers.
The scrutiny they experience, and how they perform under this pressure usually adds a new flavor to the usually unpredictable and entreating NFL Draft, which is held at the end of April.
Although some of the tests get more hype than others (i.e. the Wonderlic Test), the interview can be one of the most important components of the combine to a team. The interview process is also very selective (only 60 players are chosen by NFL teams), meaning the “wow-factor” comes into play even more.
Fifteen minutes may seem daunting or maybe downright pointless; but can you really make or break your NFL career based on a simple interview?
Regardless, these players need strong interviews to not only improve their draft status but also prove to the NFL that they mean more than just business.