The NFL combine or The National invention camp as it is widely known, is a week long show case that occur every February in Indianapolis, with an incresing interest in the NFL Draft growing in scope and in significance giving the allowance to personal directors to evaluate the upcoming prospects in a very standardized setting, in which its origins have evolved from the BLESTO, National and Quadra Scouting organizattions in the year 1977 to the media event that has become the NFL combine of today. Only the atheletes are allowed to attend if they are invited, as the implications of one’s performance during the NFL combine can effect perception, salary, draft status and ultimately career.
The NFL combine organiztion
In 1963, the NFL combine was started by the teams mentioned in its name, in which it became BLESTO when the Bears joined the next year as BLESTO-V when the Vikings came on board later on in the decade, where now it is known simply as BLESTO despite the fact that the Bears and the Eagles have gone in their different separate ways.
In the year 1964, the Central Eastern Personnel Organization (CEPO) was formed as a joint endeavor between the Baltimore based at that time which are the Colts nowadays, the Browns, the Cardinals which were St. Louis at that time, and the Packers. First the NFL combine name was changed to the United Scouting after the Falcons, Giants and Redskins who joined its ranks and then to the National Football Scouting in the year 1983 in order to avoid any confusion with the United States Football League.
2011 NFL combine highlights
From the highlights of the NFL combine 2011:
- Cam Newton is the starter of the first week for the Panthers, thrown into deep end.
- The Lions are led to the playoffs by Cam Mathew Stafford but can Stafford get the Lions to roar?!
- Warren Sapp and Jamie Dukes depate weather the Jets will be able to continue all their high priced free agents.
- Marvin Lewis is doubting and anxious about the draft choices of Andy Dalton and also WR A.J. Green thought doubtly on Carson Palmer.