For NFL scouts and front office talent evaluators the NFL Combine is another part of the pre-draft process to paint a full picture of each and every draft worthy prospect. For the players the Combine is the biggest job interview of their young lives, which can lead to a lot of tension and stress. Such was the case for Bills 2012 third-round pick T.J. Graham.
Appearing recently on the John Murphy Show, Graham shared some of his Combine experiences from last winter including the things that kept him up at night during his three days in Indianapolis.
“Just the nerves and anxiety of that month or of January and February with the training was so long because you were counting down the seconds and the minutes,” said Graham. “Going into Indy I was pretty excited. It was something as a kid you always watched and I always thought how much I’d love to run the 40. It’s different when you get there. It’s not everything you expect.”
Graham quickly found out every prospect is on a tight schedule from the moment they arrive beginning with the medical exam.
Stress and anxiety at Combine
BuffaloBills.com | Feb 20