We close out the week continuing our look into next week’s NFL Scouting Combine with a solid lineup dealing with just that. Before that, we reached out to the listeners and asked them to share their choice for the most-underrated player on the Bills roster. We received plenty of feedback on that topic from kicker Dan Carpenter to Nigel Bradham to special teams standout Marcus Easley.
Bills linebacker Preston Brown came by the studio to talk about his past rookie season, what the offseason has been like so far, and his thoughts on the new coaching staff. Brown also looked back at his experience at last year’s Combine and weighed-in on the pressure that was felt to produce in order to raise his draft stock.
“It’s crazy. You want to impress because that’s something you watch growing up. You turn on the Combine and see the guys running the forty, so that’s something you want to do but it’s the whole week with the interviews and the testing, it’s everything. You have to be prepared for the whole time they’re watching you.”
Brown said that he believes he improved his draft position with his performance at last year’s Combine.
At the top of the hour we were joined by Bills Director of Player Personnel Jim Monos. Monos discussed upcoming free agency, the process of signing Richie Incognito, and what lies ahead of the staff at next week’s Combine. Monos said the team’s draft board is pretty much set as they’ve done their work on watching player film but now is the time to get to know the prospects first-hand before April’s draft approaches.
“This is the time to get to know them a little bit better as far as spending time with them, interviewing them, getting to know how much knowledge they have of football, spending time at their pro days, bringing them in for visits. Now, it’s about getting to know the player a little bit more.”
Finally, sticking with our Combine coverage, we reached out to Fitness Trainer Pete Bommarito who owns and runs Bommarito Performance Systems in South Florida. There, he has been training approximately 80-collegiate athletes who are getting ready for the intense mental and physical pull that the NFL Combine brings. Through his innovative regiments, Bommarito has helped players draft stock rise through their performance at both the Combine and their respected Pro-Days.
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