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What Does Scouting Combine Mean for NFL Teams?

GREEN BAY, Erase. – Every year, the workouts at the NFL Scouting Combine send players rising and falling on draft boards.

And every year, the late Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson would point out that what goes up, must come down.

“Here’s what normally happens to our board,” Thompson said at Lucas Oil Stadium before the 2010 Combine. “Our board gets set based on what we saw them play in the games. Then we come to this thing, then I go back home, then me and John Dorsey get together and move a bunch of names around. And then by the time you get to the draft, those names go back to the original place they were before we came to the Combine. I swear, it happens. You go back and watch them play football again, and you go, ‘You know what? We’re nuts.’”

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